Picture yourself standing behind a protective dune system, looking out onto the sprawling grasslands that are home to nesting birds of all kinds. As you begin your Trek Ireland guided virtual walking tour, the soft sandy track beneath your feet is a gentle reminder of the fragile ecosystem you are traversing.
Halfway along the trail, natural heritage guide Jim Hurley tells you about the fascinating history of rabbits in this area. Did you know that these furry creatures have been farmed for their meat and fur since early Anglo-Norman times? It's hard to believe, but as you continue on your journey around the dunes, you start to see signs of rabbit holes and burrows everywhere.
As you continue on your virtual walking tour, Jim's knowledge and passion for the natural world are evident in every step. The beauty of the Ballyteige Burrow area comes alive with his stories and insights, and you can't help but feel grateful for the opportunity to experience it all from the comfort of your own home.
But that's not all - as you cut through the dunes, you finally arrive at the shoreline where the Irish Sea comes crashing in. The wind is strong, and the sound of the waves is both invigorating and calming. It's a moment to pause, take a deep breath, and appreciate the majesty of nature.
Join us for this guided virtual tour through one of Ireland's Special Ares of Protection with local heritage guide, Jim Hurley.