• 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 Barn Owl

    WILDLIFE IN ATHENRY by Tony Kilcommons Barn owls are probably responsible for more ghost stories than Bram Stoker. A strange white form flitting over the old graveyard, the bone chilling scream from the old castle ruin which shatters the silence ...
  • The Blackbird a Jaunty Songster

    WILDLIFE IN ATHENRY by Tony Kilcommons The blackbird is one of our most familiar and best loved garden birds. It is often regarded as uninteresting because of its familiarity. Because it is so easy to study, more is known of ...
  • Starlings – Saints or Sinners?

    WILDLIFE IN ATHENRY by Tony Kilcommons The starling is one of the most common birds. Yet, up until the middle of the last century, the starling was relatively uncommon. The rise in the population of starlings is part of a ...