A new moth which has never been previously recorded in Ireland was confirmed and caught on camera in Killarney National Park by amateur moth enthusiast Stephen Cotter.
The Scoparia Ancipitella or ‘Northern Grey’ as it is known is a very small and light grey mottled colour – perfect for camouflaging against tree trunks during the day.
Stephen roams the quieter parts of the National Park at unearthly hours of the morning and night to catch a glimpse of these rare and beautiful species.
St Brigid’s Secondary School student athletes competed in a Munster Athletics event and did themselves and their school proud in a number of sporting disciplines.
Megan O'Reilly, Tara O'Sullivan, Sophie Duke, Antonya Lejwoda and Selina Thawiset, who represented St Brigid’s, Killarney at the Munster Combined Athletics event in recent weeks, were said to have performed fantastically.
“The girls were fantastic on the day and competed really well in their respective categories,” said teacherJeremiah Lyons.
The events at the National Combined Event, which was held in in Athlone, included Shot Putt, High Jump, Long Jump and 800m.