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See the White Tailed Eagle in Kerry, Ireland

Tuesday, April 14th, 2009

Despite a recent incident in which a White Tailed Eagle was found poisoned, people still flock to the mountains of County Kerry to see these spectacular birds.

Over the last 2 years, 35 eaglets(15 in 2007 and 20 in 2008) have been released into the wild in and near Killarney National Park.  The eagle chicks were collected under licence from nests in Norway and flown to Kerry.

Glencar House is the perfect base to explore the mountains and forests in search of a glimpse of the Eagles.

All the birds have been fitted with coloured tags on their wings and carry radio-transmitters that allow them to be tracked in the wild. The chicks are being reared with minimum human contact and being monitored closely by teams of experts from the National Parks & Wildlife Service and The Golden Eagle Trust Ltd.

Why not take a hike up Carrauntoohil or visit the Glencar House Hotel for lunch on your visit.

NAM 2009 run by Cappanalea is back at the Caragh Lake

Saturday, April 4th, 2009

The National Adventure Marathon is back at the Caragh Lake starting on May 15th 2009.

This event is run by Cappanalea OEC which is situated in a perfect wilderness location on the mountainous shores of Caragh Lake. The centre which was established in 1981, has many years of experience in running the National Adventure Marathon.

The unique format of NAM, which was one of the first adventure races in Ireland, quickly earned itself a reputation for being a very well organised and challenging event covering all wilderness areas Cork and Kerry.

NAM includes Navigation and Orienteering, Mountain Biking, Paddling, Mountain Running as well as Team Initiatives and Rafting.

The National Adventure Marathon is scheduled to take place on the Friday 15th—17th May 2009.

The all inclusive cost per team is €1,200. The NAM event is limited to a total of 14 teams.

Find out more at Cappanlea

Why not take a hike up Carrauntoohil or visit the Glencar House Hotel for lunch on your visit.

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