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.
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).