World Wetlands Day 2012

Thursday, February 2nd is World Wetlands Day. Check out its origins here. World Wetlands Day is about appreciating the vital role wetlands play in our ecosystems and protecting them. Here in Mayo, we are blessed with many wetland areas, from our blanket bogs, dotted...

Lough Boora Parklands, Co. Offaly

One place I had wanted to visit for quite some time was Lough Boora Parklands, a lovely restored wetlands and bog recreation area in the midlands. This is a post-production site in the flat Irish midlands, where the machines have stopped and nature is regaining...

The Call of Wild West Mayo

The Nephin Beg mountains are perhaps Ireland’s most isolated. To hike around here is to walk in a land fashioned by north Atlantic weather systems. West Mayo, with its wonderful coastline, endless islands and inner bogs, is a result of the constant rain and wind...