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Investigation underway into cause of Crayfish Plague

Posted on: 18th August 2015

The National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) of the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and Inland Fisheries Ireland IFI) are investigating the cause of death of large numbers of dead freshwater crayfish, which have been found in the Bruskey/Erne River at Killydoon, near Ballinagh Co Cavan. The kill affected White-clawed Crayfish Austropotamobius pallipes along a short stretch of the Bruskey River where over 600 dead crayfish were found. Fish and other freshwater animals are not affected.

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From child’s drawing to spectacular sculpture

Posted on: 31st July 2015

Last week saw the launch of Camlough Public Art ‘Con-Flux’ by artist Holger Lonze. The starting point for this concept was taken from a children’s drawing made during one of the initial workshops carried out by local artist Tracey McVerry. The idea follows the natural water cycle; a spectacular visual effect is created by the shaped and layered stainless steel mesh into the form of a cloud.

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Aliens in the Ring of Gullion?

Posted on: 1st July 2015

Is the Ring of Gullion under threat of an alien invasion? The Ring of Gullion Landscape Partnership, part funded by the Heritage Lottery Fund, is working with local volunteers to carry out mapping surveys across the region; looking for alien invasive species. But these aliens aren’t little green men but big green plants!

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Travel Back in Time this Summer

Posted on: 30th June 2015

Councillor Naomi Bailie, Chairperson of Newry, Mourne and Down District Council is delighted to launch the Ring of Gullion Heritage Coach tours which will be starting on Saturday 18th July and will running until Saturday 5th September. The fully guided coach tours take in the most impressive sights and monuments the Ring of Gullion has to offer.

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