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Wed21st May 2014
The first white-tailed eagle chicks of the year have been hatched in Co Clare and westCork in recent weeks, it was announced today.   The rare birds were born in nests at Mountshannon, Co Clare and Glengarriff in west Cork, according to the Golden Eagle Trust which runs the reintroduction programme .   The chick born in Mountshannon is a sibling of a bird which was shot and killed three months ago. The deceased bird…
White-tailed eagle chick hatched in Clare
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Wed5th Mar 2014
One of the first two White-tailed Eagles to fledge successfully from a nest in Co. Clare in 2013 has been found dead in Tipperary. The young male eagle was reared by a pair of White-tailed Eagles at a nest on Lough Derg, near Mountshannon, Co. Clare and successfully flew from the nest in July 2013 along with its sibling. After a few months of care by its parents both young eagles began to disperse more…
First Irish-bred White-tailed Eagle found dead in Tipperary
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Tue4th Mar 2014
An opportunity to celebrate ‘Irishness’ and the environment in which it grew. Exploring & Celebrating people’s interaction with the Irish Landscape over the last 10,000 years?   Introduction The year 2016 will be marked in some manner, as a notable milestone in this nation’s development.    We can presume that public monies will be used on activities, projects and events to mark the occasion, regardless of the broad spectrum of opinion regarding 1916.  This is a…
2016 Celebrations
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Tue26th Nov 2013
Report on the investigation of possible crane habitats in Ireland. Sigvard Lundgren & Björn-Åke Andersson (Swedish Crane Working Group) The Golden Eagle Trust of Ireland invited members of the Swedish Crane Working Group (SCWG) to visit Ireland in 2011 to look at the potential for a Crane release programme. The visit took place on July 27-31. The first days were designated to Bord na Mona owned bogs, in different stages of harvesting and also to…
Eurasian Crane
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Thu26th Sep 2013
The Golden Eagle Trust have since 2011, and the loss of several red kites to rodenticide poisoning in North Dublin, been working with a suite of project partners including statutory and non-statutory agencies to help combat secondary rodenticide poisoning of wildlife.   Nine red kites were found dead in the autumn and winter of 2011 after the releases in Fingal. Subsequently six of these were confirmed to contain brodifacoum, a second generation anti-coagulant rodenticide (SGAR). This unfortunately this included the…
Launch of Campaign for Responsible Rodenticide Use (CRRU) Ireland
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