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The Cottage and Farm

Welcome to Ballyglass Thatched Cottage Blog. I hope to post new information on a regular basis. There should be news on both the cottage and the farm, be sure to keep an eye out!

Swans in the pond

Nearly every year a pair of swans appear in the lough. However one died last year, swans pair for life. Two have appeared this week, January 2022, it is probably a new couple. This photo is taken in one if the new ponds, part of which was always present. Thanks Niall https://www.ballyglassthatchedcottage.com/

Bird nest boxes

I made these bird best boxes out if leftover wood. Costs nothing except 1 hour of time. They look rough but nature is not neat. I’ve installed them in Ballyglass January 2022, I hope the help some birds to breed. Thanks Niall https://www.ballyglassthatchedcottage.com/

Bat Nest Boxes

Bats are important species and useful to us humans, they eat flying insects, insects which humans rarely like. In order to encourage more bats I built 3 bat nest boxes. I used marine ply and felt, the design is from Birdwatch Ireland. December 2021. I’ve installed 2 of the boxes in the Sycamore trees on […]

One falls

Tree down from storm December 2021. One of the trees planted by my father in 2010 or so. A strong Willow I think. What remains is a small amount of firewood and a home for insects and hedgehogs maybe. The tree still lives, new shoots appearing from the stump already. Amazing how large some trees […]

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