Up on The Mullet Peninsula Yesterday

I had a meeting on The Mullet yesterday and was in a bit of a rush to get home afterwards. However, I still managed to get over to Termoncarragh for a half an hour of looking at a few birds. The highlight were two Kestrels, one of which flew across the little road...

When I Met Pat Rua Reilly of Belmullet

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

Minke Whales Beached at Enniscrone and Mullet

Minke whales were not among the creatures I expected to see while out and about this winter. However, as it turned out, I had not one but two unfortunate dead specimens. Minke Whale at Enniscrone Beach 2009 I grabbed the kids from school and took a spin up to...

Great Weekend in Mayo

What a weekend’s weather we’ve just had in Mayo. We had a really nice group for our walks this weekend, with everybody in the kind of good mood you’ll get with beautiful weather and surroundings. Take a look at some pictures below. Highlights of the...

A Great Weekend in Mayo

We’ve just had a wonderful weekend’s walking here in Mayo. On Friday, we started off with a large Irish Hare running around the bog at Sheskin and having the decency to go zig zag, rather than in a straight line, so we could have a good long look. The rain...