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    Shank's Mare, August 25th

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    Owls in North Tipperary

    This week Ella goes on a walk with John Lusby of Birdwatch Ireland in North Tipperary, just outside of Portumna, in search of a family of owls that are breeding in a nearby castle ruin. John has been following the owls that are living in the castle for a number of months and Ella gets a few hints how to spot them.

    This programme was first broadcast on the 18th of August 2006.

    This week: Owls. Ella goes on a walk with John Lusby of Birdwatch Ireland in North Tipperary, just outside of Portumna, in search of a family of owls. (Repeat)

    In Shank's Mare, Ella McSweeney goes walking around the country and introduces us to the people, flora and fauna she meets along the way. From stunning Donegal to the rough edges of Mayo's coastline, ancient woodlands in Derry to rugged Kerry, she hears about the wildlife and people that make Ireland's hills, mountains and coastline such a magical environment for walking.

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