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Winter Talk Series No. 2 – Red Kites in County Down

Over the past 200 years, Red Kite numbers in Britain and Ireland crashed, largely due to human persecution.  In 2008 these beautiful birds were re-introduced to the Castlewellan area and can be regularly seen around the locality.

Join RSPB NI Senior Conservation Officer, Claire Barnett, as she talks about the life of these iconic and majestic birds, how they brought them back to our skies and how their recovery is doing and the role local people can have to help monitor and protect them.

Red Kite birds

Iconic and majestic Red Kite birds

Tollymore National Outdoor Centre on

Tuesday, 1st December 2015 at 7pm

(Entry fee £5.00 inc tea/coffee & some tasty treats)

Proceeds to RSPB


Current situation

As you are probably aware the current advice from the Northern Ireland Executive, Health Promotion Agency NI and Health & Safety Executive NI, as well as our expert group within Sport NI is that we cannot deliver any face to face courses for our customers including use of the Hot Rock Climbing Wall.

We know that you and many others like minded folk are very keen to get back on track with your plans to attend and complete a range of personal skills training and qualifications in a range of disciplines.

Believe us when we say we are equally keen to get outside with you and help you reach your goals and complete that journey.

How do we know? Because every day we get emails and phone calls asking when will courses resume and with every NI Executive mention of easing of restrictions the emails and phone calls are more frequent……