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# killarney national park

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May 2023
# EU case
State yet to protect natural sites such as Killarney Park and Burren despite Europe court case
Killarney National Park is thought of as one of Ireland’s “jewels in the crown” in terms of flora and fauna.
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# kerry wildfire
Public urged to stay away as large wildfire continues to burn in Killarney National Park
The fire brigade is currently at the scene alongside staff from the National Parks and Wildlife Service.
The fire brigade is currently at the scene alongside staff from the National Parks and Wildlife Service.
Emergency services have used a helicopter to douse the flames using water from a nearby lake.
# Kerry
Firefighters battle 150-acre gorse fire in Killarney National Park
The fire took a number of hours to bring under control last night.
# Cull
Deer cull begins in Killarney National Park to manage red and Sika herds
The cull will continue until mid-March.
# enzootic ataxia
Copper deficiency believed to be cause of distressing condition among Red deer in Killarney National Park
Killarney once had one of the richest copper deposits in the country.
# send in the army
'Losing the war of the rhododendrons': Healy-Rae says invasive weed in Killarney is getting worse
Last year Healy-Rae said the army should be sent to Killarney National Park. 12 months on, he says the situation is getting worse.
# killarney national park
'Nowhere near enough': Healy-Rae reiterates army call as €100k funding to fight rhododendrons announced
Intensive labour is required to get rid of the invasive weed, and Michael Healy-Rae said more is needed to eradicate the problem.
# snip and spray
Men's Sheds volunteers descend on Killarney National Park to fight invading rhododendrons
Kerry TD Michael Healy Rae previously called for the army to be sent in to deal with the invasive plant.
# Invasive Species
Killarney National Park 'significantly and rapidly deteriorating' due to rhododendron
The invasive plant is at the centre of a row between a voluntary body and a government department.
# ladies view
13 views from this Kerry bar that prove the Kingdom might be Ireland's finest spot
Hon the Kingdom.
# Forest Fire
People warned to stay away from a big part of Killarney National Park
A request has been made to the Air Corps to help fire-fighters in their attempts to extinguish the blaze.
# culled
Outrage as severed heads of deer found in Killarney bin
The animals had been culled by the National Parks and Wildlife Service.
# Ring of Fire
Air Corps called into Killarney National Park as blaze continues to rage
People are being asked to avoid certain parts of the park for their own safety.
# gorse burning
Blaze threatened Killarney National Park as wildfires spread across Kerry
It is understood some of the fires are being investigated by gardaí.
# killarney national park
Kerry vet warns locals about possible strychnine poisoning of three dogs
All three dogs were in the same week and the vet managed to save two of them but it worried about more cases.
# Stunning
A break in the rain: Peaceful scenes in Killarney before storm clouds roll in
# overgrown
Volunteers: Killarney Park faces 'grim and uncertain future' if destructive plant not dealt with
A petition has been set up calling on Minister Deenihan to ensure the park becomes clear of the rhododendron plant.
# Photography
You have not seen Killarney National Park like this before
Photographer Norman McCloskey has spent three years trekking the 25,000 acres of the park to capture these breathtaking but little-known vistas.
# if we only had the weather
9 places in Ireland you need to visit as soon as possible
The auld sod ain’t so bad after all.
# hunting
Deenihan bans hunting of Kerry red deer
The Minister also announced his decision to begin a general review of the Open Season Order for other deer species.
# eagle deaths
White-tailed eagles killed in Mayo and Donegal
Minister Jimmy Deenihan has condemned the killings of the eagles, who are believed to have been poisoned. One bird was also shot.
# white-tailed eagles
White-tailed Eagles make Clare their new nest after 100-year wait
The pair is nesting in Mountshannon, in what has been described as a “momentous occasion” by the Golden Eagle Trust.
# Streaker
Streaker warning for Killarney National Park
A lewd and nude man has been spotted on a number of occasions at the park, exposing himself to women.