White Tailed Sea Eagle Viewing & Information Point
Since 2011 East Clare has been home to a pair of rare White Tailed Sea Eagles. These birds are part of the high profile reintroduction programme of White Tailed Sea Eagles (W.T.S.E.) developed and funded by the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht in partnership with The Golden Eagle Trust. From 2007 to 2011, 100 young eagles were taken under licence from Norway and released in Killarney National Park. “It’s fantastic that the high profile conservation effort to restore this magnificent eagle to Ireland is now proving successful in East Clare,” said Project Manager, Dr. Allan Mee. “We knew that Lough Derg would be a great place for White-tailed Eagles but we didn’t realise when we released the birds in Killarney that our first nest would be in Mountshannon. The eagles are a real addition to the area and the people of East Clare should be proud to have the first pair nesting in this beautiful area!” Over the last few years people have travelled from all over Ireland to see the eagles. “We invite anyone keen to see this amazing wildlife spectacle to come to Mountshannon to see White-tailed Eagles for themselves and discover all that East Clare has to offer”!!