Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Shorebirds of Ireland - photographic exhibition by Mark Carmody, County Museum

Dundalk Bay holds the highest population of overwintering shore birds (waders, wildfowl, gulls and the like) in Ireland.

Next Friday the 24th September at 8pm, 2010, The County Museum, Dundalk, in collaboration with the Louth branch of Birdwatch Ireland, will run a photographic exhibition of Mark Carmody's wildlife photography. This exhibition covers photographs of Ireland's shore birds; these photographs were published earlier in the year by Mark in his book Shorebirds of Ireland, co-authored with Jim Wilson.

Drinks served afterwards. All are welcome!

Monday, September 6, 2010


This evening, Monday 6th Sepember at 8pm in the Spirit Store, Dundalk Docks, Dundalk, Anita Donaghy, Corncrake Project Manager at Birdwatch Ireland will give an illustrated talk on the Conservation of Corncrakes in Ireland. This is of particualr interest as we had several instances of calling corncrakes in East County Louth last year.

Entry is free and all are welcome!

Friday, September 3, 2010


Thanks to everybody who came along to the seawatch off Clogherhead on Wednesday. In the event we has manx shearwaters, fulmars, gannets, common and sandwich terns, razorbills, guillemots, cormorants, black-headed, common and great back-backed gulls, common scoter, grey heron, grey seals, and a glimpse of a light coloured unidentified cetacean. Despite a fresh south easterly the birds were quite a bit off shore, however as conditions strengthen over the weekend it might be well worth a try, particularly on Sunday.

Right now the forecast is a beauford 3 - 5 on the Irish Sea on Sunday. A 3 is go and a 5 is stay for the pelagic - if its a 4 bring your sea sickness tablets!

seawatching outing to clogherhead august 2010