Watch out for eagles soaring overhead as you take the short boat trip on the Blue Pool ferry to Garinish Island!
Sea eagles were extinct in Ireland for over a century, but an ambitious conservation project is helping to re-establish an eagle population in Glengarriff, West Cork. And if you’re lucky, you’ll get to see these stunning birds in flight when you take the Blue Pool ferry to Garinish Island.
The first white-tailed sea eagle to fledge in Co Cork in over 125 years was spotted flying around Garnish Island in 2016, and whie the conservation project is complex and will take time to establish an eagle population here, it is amazing to see these birds establishing a home in Glengarriff again.
The white-tailed sea eagle reintroduction project is a joint initiative. It is run by the National Parks and Wildlife Service, which manages and cares for Glengarriff Nature Reserve, and the Golden Eagle Trust in collaboration with the Norsk Institutt for Naturforskning (NINA) and the Norwegian Ornithological Society.
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A boat trip to the gorgeous gardens on Garinish Island is a treat for all the senses and a great way to experience the Wild Atlantic Way!