Blog: Swift Conservation

by Patrick Barrett Each summer, many familiar sights and sounds envelop the landscapes that surround us. Whether it’s the flowers in bloom or the calls of the migratory birds, few things evoke our connection to the environment than the passing of the seasons, a reminder that the world around us is itself alive and in a constant state of change. During our summer months one such animal whose call and sight could be viewed as the harbinger of summer (and...

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A night of culture with Adrian Vernon Fish

To kick off Culture Night 2018 in Mayo, we are holding a FREE event from 5-8p.m. where you can experience some music with light refreshments followed by a fascinating talk by Adrian Vernon Fish (Composer/Broadcaster). Music will play from 5p.m. At 6p.m. the talk will commence where Adrian will speak about his amazing life in music, broadcasting and time as a cultural ambassador for Greenland. With many hilarious stories, multiple props and an ear for composing, you are sure to...

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Ranger-led Hike to Slieve Carr

Having cancelled our previous hike due to inclement weather, we headed out with Conservation Ranger, Irene O' Brien on 22nd August to explore the wilds of the Nephin Mountain range. We couldn't have asked for a better day - in the middle of an overcast week, the clouds lifted to reveal the peak of Slieve Carr (known locally as Corslieve) at 721m. After a ramble through the forest at Altnabrocky, we made our ascent of Corslieve and looped back around...

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