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The midnight magic of the corncrake

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The distinctive call of the corncrake is something that once heard is never forgotten. While it's not the most pleasing on the ear, you have an opportunity next Friday night to hear it's distinctive call on a midnight corncrake tour on the Mullet Peninsula. As part of the Erris Beo festival and in conjunction with Belmullet Tidy Towns and Ballycroy National Park, a midnight corncrake tour will take place. This is a chance to experience it in the Wild Erris region.

Take the ferry from Blacksod to Achill

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Geraghty Charters connect Blacksod (An Fód Dubh) and The Great Western Greenway in only 30 minutes. Every Friday the Noirín Bán will depart the pier at Blacksod at 10.30am sharp and arrive in Doogort, Achill Island at 11am (subject to weather). This service offers people the opportunity to discover Achill Island on foot, by bicycle, or even by pony and trap, which is available for hire once you get there. Spend the day discovering all Achill has to offer. Noirín Bán will return to Blacksod leaving Doogort at 5.00pm sharp arriving at 5.30pm.

Hear the Corncrake’s Call in Belmullet

After a highly successful Corncrake Tour last year, Baile Slachtmhar Bhéal an Mhuirthead (Belmullet Tidy Towns) and Ballycroy National Park will be hosting this unusual event again this summer, as part of the annual Erris Beo Festival. Erris is one of the top five places in Ireland to ‘go wild’, according to The Irish Times. Visitors travel to Erris to experience natural beauty at its best, so it is unsurprising that the corncrake returns to this stunning place year after year, all the way from Africa.

Hear the Corncrake’s Call in Belmullet

After a highly successful Corncrake Tour last year, Baile Slachtmhar Bhéal an Mhuirthead (Belmullet Tidy Towns) and Ballycroy National Park will be hosting this unusual event again this summer, as part of the annual Erris Beo Festival. Erris is one of the top five places in Ireland to ‘go wild’, according to The Irish Times. Visitors travel to Erris to experience natural beauty at its best, so it is unsurprising that the corncrake returns to this stunning place year after year, all the way from Africa.

Guided tours in Belmullet

On Saturday June 2 a three-hour bus tour of The Mullet Peninsula will start at noon. On Thursday June 7, a three-hour bus tour of the Mullet Peninsula will start at 6pm.

Heritage projects in Mayo receive support

This year, Built Heritage Photography Competition, Cong Village Design Statement, Mayo Heritage Week 2012, Knock Museum Public Accessibility Project, the Invertebrates of the Belmullet Peninsula, and a guide to the Great Western Greenway are just some of the projects in Mayo to receive support under the Heritage Council Grant Scheme for 2012.

Birdwatching events

The Mayo branch of Birdwatch Ireland is hosting a talk on Wednesday February 16 in GMIT, Castlebar at 7.30pm. The talk, Places for Nature: Developing our Nature Reserves, is by Dave Suddaby (BWI).

North Mayo waters could facilitate wave energy test site

The Ocean Energy Development Unit (OEDU) of Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI) has deployed a weather buoy off the coast of north Mayo to monitor wave and weather conditions. The buoy, which is 10km off Annagh Head on the Atlantic coast of the Mullet Peninsula, was launched last week and will transmit information collected via satellite link to the OEDU at the civic offices in Belmullet. This information is the first of its kind available in Ireland and will facilitate the development of a full scale wave energy test site off the coast of north Mayo. 

Belmullet plays

Áras Inis Gluaire will stage Beezneez Theatre Company’s, Tuesdays with Morrie, on Friday February 19, at 8.30pm.

 

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