First published: 2016-02-26 13:00:57
Derek Faulkner of DHA with a Harris Hawk from Newgrange Falconry during Wednesday’s display. Photo: Andy Spearman.
It’s good to see Donor’s Green coming back to life after years of neglect, so well done to all involved – the Council, Drogheda Port and Premier Periclase.
The grass has already been cut at least once this year and the peaceful riverside park is looking neat and tidy.
On Wednesday afternoon it was also very busy as Brian McCann of Newgrange Falconry gave a display of his fantastic birds of prey to staff and clients of Drogheda Homeless Aid.
The clients were delighted to get up close with some of the most beautiful birds in the world and Brian told them all about the origins of the various species and their ways of hunting prey.
At one stage Brian had to interrupt his talk to warn a man out walking his dogs. It wasn’t clear whether he was worried for the safety of the birds or that of the man’s dogs.
Maureen Ward of Drogheda Homeless Aid told Drogheda Life that everyone had thoroughly enjoyed the experience.
“It was a fantastic day for everyone” she said, “it was something so different and it cheered everyone up no end. A HUGE thanks to Brian McCann of Newgrange Falconry and also to Drogheda Port for allowing us to use the Green.”
Mihaela Balan of Drogheda Homeless Aid with a Barn Owl during the display at Donor’s Green by Newgrange Falconry. Photo: Andy Spearman.
Brian McCann of Newgrange Falconry with the group from Drogheda Homeless Aid.
For more information see: www.newgrangefalconry.com/.