• Newcastle Townlands

      Newcastle Townlands Currantarmuid, Graigeabbey. Knockbrack and Shudane By Judy Feeney (2012) Map Source: Google Earth Currantarmuid Closha malone on a fork on the road going into townland. Right turn after Jimmy Flaherty’s house called the Sumora. Then a lane ...
  • The Urban Fox

    WILDLIFE IN ATHENRY by Tony Kilcommons In this edition I will attempt to introduce you to our twentieth cen­tury urban fox. Urban foxes are now well estab­lished in many of our towns and cities. In recent years, families of foxes ...
  • THE BADGER

    WILDLIFE IN ATHENRY by Tony Kilcommons There are established badger populations all over Ireland. They are of course com­mon in the Athenry area. Badgers are large, rather obtrusive animals, and at first sight it is difficult to understand how they ...
  • THE HEDGEHOG

    WILDLIFE IN ATHENRY by Tony Kilcommons The hedgehog is a familiar inhabitant of our town parks, gardens, cemeteries, railway banks and waste ground. Suburban gardens, in particular, provide the hedgehog with an ideal summer and winter home under compost heaps, ...