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Carrickroe Celebrates World Curlew Day The children of Deravoy National School in Carrickroe have been learning loads about the curlew bird, ‘the hot-footed god of the horizons’! This rare bird, a red listed species indicating the highest threat category, has been spotted in Carrickroe over these past few years. Twenty years ago there were thousands of curlews to be seen in Ireland. But now unfortunately there are nationally less than two hundred nesting pairs. A stark reality! Joe Shannon from Birdwatch Ireland came to the school to give a presentation on the curlew two years ago and instilled a great interest in the curlew and the birds of the area and indeed an interest in biodiversity. The curlew, an crotach nó an cuirliún and its distinctive piercing sound can be seen and heard around this time of the year as it comes to nest. The school is really lucky to have a magnificent model of the curlew currently on view at the front of the school to mark National and World Curlew Day and the Curlew Conservation Project. This willow sculpture was created by Donegal based artist Brendan Farren and the children are absolutely thrilled to have this work of art to remind the whole school community and the people of the local area how significant the bird is and how valuable it is as part of our Irish heritage. A sight to behold! Tuigeann na páistí go bhfuil sé íontach tábhachtach an cuirliún a chaomhnú agus bhí sceitimíní orthu nuair a chonaic said an saothar ealaíne. The iconic curlew is one of the most featured birds in Irish literature, as poets from William Butler Yeats to Seamus Heaney referenced it! So this bird once again has inspired the children to do poems, drawings, projects and models. The Curlew Protection Team has to be commended for its work in promoting a keen interest in the bird. Maith sibh!
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Carrickroe Celebrates World Curlew Day The children of Deravoy National School in Carrickroe have been learning loads about the curlew bird, ‘the hot-footed god of the horizons’! This rare bird, a red listed species indicating the highest threat category, has been spotted in Carrickroe over these past few years. Twenty years ago there were thousands of curlews to be seen in Ireland. But now unfortunately there are nationally less than two hundred nesting pairs. A stark reality! Joe Shannon from Birdwatch Ireland came to the school to give a presentation on the curlew two years ago and instilled a great interest in the curlew and the birds of the area and indeed an interest in biodiversity. The curlew, an crotach nó an cuirliún and its distinctive piercing sound can be seen and heard around this time of the year as it comes to nest. The school is really lucky to have a magnificent model of the curlew currently on view at the front of the school to mark National and World Curlew Day and the Curlew Conservation Project. This willow sculpture was created by Donegal based artist Brendan Farren and the children are absolutely thrilled to have this work of art to remind the whole school community and the people of the local area how significant the bird is and how valuable it is as part of our Irish heritage. A sight to behold! Tuigeann na páistí go bhfuil sé íontach tábhachtach an cuirliún a chaomhnú agus bhí sceitimíní orthu nuair a chonaic said an saothar ealaíne. The iconic curlew is one of the most featured birds in Irish literature, as poets from William Butler Yeats to Seamus Heaney referenced it! So this bird once again has inspired the children to do poems, drawings, projects and models. The Curlew Protection Team has to be commended for its work in promoting a keen interest in the bird. Maith sibh!