An Eagle spread out signifying the minimum distance in social distancing

As the Easter Weekend approaches, we would like to remind everyone that Glengarriff Woods Nature Reserve is only open to people who live within 2km for the purposes of exercise. All the car-parks remain closed. If you do walk here, please continue to observe physical distancing and other HSE guidelines.

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Eagle webcam

A capture from a webcam at Glengarriff showing an eagle nesting

We have an exciting addition to the website: we have a live white-tailed sea eagle webcam up and running for the first time in Ireland. Watch it here: Eagle Webcam

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Botanical workshops in August

For anyone wishing to delve deeper into the world of tiny plants, there are two special day-long workshops coming up in Glengarriff Woods. Run in conjunction with the National Biodiversity Data Centre and the Ellen Hutchins Festival, the first one is on lichens. Paul Whelan, who runs the popular website and wrote a guide book called Lichens of Ireland, will introduce beginners to the ecology of lichens at his workshop on Sunday 19th August. The following day Dr Joanne...

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Eddie found dead

Unfortunately, we have sad news. Eddie, the young eagle that fledged from Glengarriff in 2016, was found dead on the Dingle Peninsula in June. He had been dead for about 2 or 3 months (just bone and feathers remaining) so it was not possible to establish the cause of death of two-year-old Eddie. ‘While it’s possible he died of natural causes (e.g. starvation), most such ‘natural’ eagle mortality occurs in the first year of life (typically 25%) but is much...

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