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Tue1st May 2018
The 2017 breeding season delivered some excellent news for the three native birds of prey that have been released and reintroduced into Ireland in recent decades.  The Golden Eagle Trust (GET) was established in 1999 to try to restore and enhance our island’s native wildlife.  As a wildlife charity, the GET spearheaded the return of Golden Eagles, White-tailed Eagles and Red kites in partnership with the National Parks and Wildlife Service and with vital support…
Key Irish raptors enjoy fair winds during the 2017 breeding season
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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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Thu25th Jul 2013
Two White-tailed Eagles have successfully fledged in Ireland for the first time in over 110 years. In the last week the two birds were seen away from the nest and yesterday both chicks were seen flying near the nest on Lough Derg, near Mountshannon, Co Clare. This pair also created history in 2012 when they nested for the first time.   It is another significant milestone in the long arduous effort of restoring these magnificent birds…
Wild White-Tailed Eagle chicks fledge in Ireland after 110 years
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Wed8th May 2013
White-tailed Eagles have successfully hatched chicks in Ireland for the first time in over 110 years. In the last week a pair was confirmed to have hatched chicks at a nest near Mountshannon, Co Clare. This pair also created history in 2012 when they nested for the first time. A second pair, in Killarney National Park, Co. Kerry, successfully hatched chicks in the past few days having laid eggs in late March. These are the…
WTE
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