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Posted on: 4th August, 2014

Category: Home, Garden & Environment

Contributor: West Cork People

The West Cork Branch of Birdwatch Ireland will host a number of events this Autumn, which non-members are welcome to join. All events are free. Please check Facebook or contact Nicholas Mitchell for changes in the schedule. To receive regular updates please send your e-mail address to mailinglist@birdwatchirelandwestcork.ie.

Galley Head with IWDG for National Whale-watching day: 2pm, Sunday, August 24: Meet at Galley Head Lighthouse. Bring suitable clothing, good weather and something to sit on. Leader: Peter Wolstenholme 087 220 4841 Walk: Moderate walk to lighthouse.

Mizen Head – Autumn migration or sea-watching: 9.30am, Sunday, October 5: Meet at Lissagriffin car park (OSI Map 88 Ref. V 773 259). Half-day outing. Leader: Peter Wolstenholme 087 220 4841 Walk: Easy.

Mizen Head – Autumn migration or sea-watching: 9.30am, Sunday, October 19: Meet at Lissagriffin car park (OSI Map 88 Ref. V 773 259). Half-day outing. Leader: Peter Wolstenholme 087 220 4841 Walk: Easy.

Courtmacsherry – Great Northern Divers and shorebirds: 1pm, Sunday, November 9: Meet at Wood Point Car Park (OSI Map 86/87 Ref. W 517 428). Half-day outing. Leader: Peter Wolstenholme 087 220 4841 Walk: Easy.

Clonakilty – Winter shorebirds: 2pm, Saturday, November 22. Meet at Model Railway Village (OSI Map 89 Ref. W 389 411). Half-day outing. Leader: David Rees 086 215 2590 Walk: Easy.

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Dúchas Clonakilty's first lecture for the Autumn promises to be of huge interest to all: Emerging from the Shadow of Tom Crean – The Parish Centre, Clonakilty, Thursday September 28th 8.30pm.

Lecture by Aileen Crean O’Brien & Bill Sheppard

In May 2016, Kerry man Tom Crean, along with Ernest Shackleton and four other crew members, landed the James Caird lifeboat on the rocky isle of South Georgia. The navigation of that small boat, across 1500 km through icy winds and towering seas, is regarded as the greatest ever feat of navigation. They then trekked across the forbidding and inhospitable mountains and glaciers of South Georgia to seek help for the rest of their crew, who were left behind on Elephant Island after their ship, the Endurance, was crushed by the Antarctic ice.

One hundred years later, Crean’s grandaughter, Aileen Crean O’Brien, set off with her sons and partner to follow in her grandfather’s footsteps. Join Aileen and Bill to hear of their adventures (and misadventures) on the Southern Ocean and the island of South Georgia.
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Caheragh are holding a Modern,Classic & Vintage Run next Sunday 10th September at the Travellers Rest in Aid of The Aisling Tanner Fund. Registration 11am. Run starting @ 12.45. ... See MoreSee Less

4th September, 2017  ·  

Dunmanway Historical Association regrets to announce that the talk on Sile na Gig which was to take place on Thursday, 24th August in Atkins hall @ 8:30pm has been cancelled. ... See MoreSee Less

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