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wicklore
2010-03-17 03:15:58
"Irish Falcon
Irish Falcon's Dinner? (Expand pics)
Falcons, Eagles, Lizards, Wolves. (Boar too)
In reply to gm's query about where to spot peregrine falcons in Wicklow. Apparently there are a pair nesting in the Glendalough Valley. Wicklow Mountains National Park (WMNP) guides were offering Peregrine Falcon walks in June 2009, with use of telescopes to view the nesting spot. Iím sure a call to them would answer any questions about current nesting and viewing points etc. The WMNP can be reached on 0404 45425. Iíve never seen them myself although I have seen what I think were kestrels hovering over some unlucky creature. The most exotic species I saw in Wicklow (of the non-human kind) was the Irish Common Lizard Ė Lacerta Vivipara, which I spotted on the unlikely wet slopes of Tonduff. The photo I took shows the lizard complete with its characteristic five Ďfingersí.

Along with the various reintroduction of eagles projects around the country, and with talk of a wild boar being spotted in Tipperary, I wonder is it possible that the wolf will ever be reintroduced to Wicklow and Ireland? Can anyone imagine the howl of a wolf once again rolling and echoing across the Wicklow hills?
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Inishmeane: The concrete road thru the village
magicstep 3 hours ago.
Part of the village, about 10 houses in total.

  
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Inishmeane: Not much to do, a tranquil place.
magicstep 3 hours ago.
Visited in 2014. There's a sandy beach and a solid pier with slipway and a picnic table facing the mainland. The road from the pier all the way thru the village is a robust concrete one, but it's ...

  
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Inishsirrer: Deserted village
magicstep 5 hours ago.
Mainland on the horizon (left and right)

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Inishsirrer: The only building that is not a ruin.
magicstep 5 hours ago.
Surprisingly Donegal islands have a very good mobile internet reception, sometimes better than in an office in Dublin.

  
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Inishsirrer: Part of a road from the past
magicstep 5 hours ago.
There's a salty tidal lake on the island.

  
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Inishsirrer: Uninhabited except a few sheep.
magicstep 22 hours ago.
I did kayak to the island in 2014. There is a slipway facing the mainland. Lot's of ruined houses. Walking is decent as the island is flat but in places ground is uneven and overgrown, there are o...

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Knockroe: OMG - I forget to check the MV page!
Pepe 2 days ago.
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ewen
ewen 2 days ago.
Now living furth of Scotland and getting to know the Irish hills. If you come across a Scottish hill Walker with dodgy knees and walking sedately, stop and say hello.

  
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Bleantasour Mountain: A boggy but short ascent route
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 2 days ago.
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A handy way up two western Monavulaghs.
simon3 2 days ago.
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Milk Hill: Carry on bagging
Collaborative entry Last edit by: simon3 2 days ago.
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Seefin: Fine day spoilt by Scramblers
ewen 3 days ago.
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