Eagle Country by Seán Lysaght

“Lysaght has a poet’s elegance of language and a deep knowledge of nature.” Michael Viney, Irish Times

Eagle Country is the record of a quest in the wild places of Mayo and the west of Ireland for eagles, past and present. What began as a series of walks along the roads close to the author’s house, exploring the fractal of country lanes and boreens, extended its reach, following placenames and naturalists’ records, to Mayo’s eagle landscapes.

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Hardback  | 178mm x 128mm | 192 pages

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Seán Lysaght grew up in Limerick and has lived for many years near Westport,County Mayo. He taught at Maynooth University and, until his recent retirement, at Galway-Mayo Institute of Technology, Castlebar. One of Ireland’s leading contemporary poets, he has published eight collections of poems and is also the author of a biography of the Irish naturalist Robert Lloyd Praeger (1865-1953).

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Weight285 g
Dimensions128 × 176 mm

1 review for Eagle Country by Seán Lysaght

  1. Graham Shackleton

    Searching for eagles in Mayo and beyond

    Eagle Country author Seán Lysaght describes his passion for the wild birds now being reintroduced to otheir former haunts

    I saw my first wild sea eagles in Norway in 2001: one morning I stepped out of the timber chalet where we were staying near Trondheim and saw a pair of these huge raptors fly across a clear sky in a gap between conifers. They were like a brief apparition out of antiquity, silent and commanding….Read More

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