o The Frog Blog: Burren 2011 - Day 4

Monday, 13 June 2011

Burren 2011 - Day 4


The final day of this year's Form V biology expedition to the Burren saw the pupils visit the Ailwee Cave and the adjacent Burren Bird of Prey Centre as well as a number of historical sites of the area including an earthen fort and the Poulnabrone Dolmen. In the Ailwee Cave, the pupils were given a tour of the impressive natural structure and were taught the difference between stalagmites, stalagtites and columns. At the Bird of Prey Centre the pupils explored the various types of Irish raptors before being treated to a wonderful flight display. The displayed birds included a Eurasian Eagle Owl (pictured above with Junior Frog Blog Reporter Rab Sheeran), Harris Hawks and Lanner Falcons.

The whole trip was a huge success with the pupils (and teachers) maintaining their sense of adventure, high work ethic and good form throughout - well done to all the pupils. A full slideshow of the adventures in the Burren will be published shortly.