A Great Weekend in Mayo

Mayo in May 2009 - Oystercatcher Eggs, Iniskea

Mayo in May 2009 - Oystercatcher Eggs, Iniskea

We’ve just had a wonderful weekend’s walking here in Mayo.

Mayo in May 2009 - Sheskin

Mayo in May 2009 - Sheskin

On Friday, we started off with a large Irish Hare running around the bog at Sheskin and having the decency to go zig zag, rather than in a straight line, so we could have a good long look. The rain was pretty continuous, but our little group was so wet so soon that people gave us worrying about it and got stuck in. Great day.

 

 

Mayo in May 2009 - Iniskea

Mayo in May 2009 - Iniskea

Saturday saw us off to the wonderful Iniskea South island. We observed Grey Seal, Shag, Cormorant, Great Black Backed Gull, Common Gull, Arctic Tern, Oystercatcher, Fulmar, Raven, Ringed Plover, Sanderling and others. Most walkers enjoyed the seals the most, although succeeding in not stepping on these Oystercatcher eggs was the highlight for me.

 

 

Mayo in May 2009 - The Mullet

Mayo in May 2009 - The Mullet

On Sunday, we took a leisurely stroll around the southern tip of The Mullet itself, changing from quiet roads, to hillside tracks, to sand and rocks. We saw Skylark, Wheatear, Gannet, Sand Martin and others. We dropped into Ionad Deirbhile for the cup of tea and scone. Heck, we didn’t even manage to get too wet yesterday. Some of us fitted through the east window of Teampaill Deirbhile. Those who didn’t, won’t be telling.

 

Our next Three Days in Mayo walks take place Friday, June 19th to Sunday, June 21st. Come along, relax and you will enjoy.

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