Peregrine from Finland

Just a short word to let you know that I was recently informed by a staff member at NPWS of a Peregrine Falcon that flew from Finland to Ireland this winter. The female Peregrine, which was only born in Finland last summer, had managed to fly around 2,000 km, at an...

On the Newport Mulranny Cycleway

This morning, I enjoyed a cycle on the old rail line from Mulranny towards Newport with Paul Harman of Harman-e-Bikes. Paul has quality battery power-assisted electric cycles for hire out of his base near Westport, with a drop-off and pick-up service available. The...

When I Met Pat Rua Reilly of Belmullet

The Late Pat Rua Reilly of Belmullet It’s ten years now since I interviewed Pat Rua Reilly. Although he passed away in 2008, just days short of his 101st birthday, I still think of him. Pat was born in 1907, to William and Bridget (née O’Donnell) Reilly....

Stroll at Enniscrone

Enniscrone, just over the border in Co. Sligo, has one of the most impressive strands in Ireland. Below are a few photos I took while walking the loop the other day. Heading out of the village, you can walk for over 3 km westwards, towards the mouth of the River Moy,...

Conall Brutally Killed

Conall, barely 10 months old, was recently found brutally killed in the mountains of the Sligo Leitrim border. Not the first child of his kind to have his short life savagely ended in this disgusting way, serious questions must be asked of the supposed law enforcement...