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Red Squirrels Face Squirrel Pox Outbreak In Tollymore Forest Park

Squirrel pox, a disease fatal to red squirrels, has been confirmed in Tollymore Forest Park. It has been five years since the first recorded death due to the squirrel pox virus in Northern Ireland in 2011. The decline of red squirrels in the UK and Ireland is blamed primarily on…

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New Council Committee To Plan Redevelopment Of Forest Parks

Independent Councillor Patrick Clarke has welcomed news regarding Newry Mourne and Down District Council taking over Forest Parks such as Castlewellan and Tollymore which will now form part of the discussions regarding the wider strategic context of forest parks within Newry Mourne and Down District Council. Developing a strategic plan…

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Police Appeal After Tollymore Forest Park Acccident

CID Detectives in Downpatrick are appealing for the public’s help with an investigation into a collision at Tollymore Forest Park on April 6 2015 in which a man was injured and an arrest was made. Detective Sergeant David Cameron said: ‘We are very keen to speak to any member of…

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Red Squirrels Smiling for the Camara in Tollymore Forest Park

COUNTY Down’s latest stars in front of the camera will soon be hitting the big screen. The fascinating private life of the Tollymore Forest Park’s red squirrels will be revealed using the latest technology. Two top of the range Bushnell wildlife cameras provided by Action for Biodiversity have been supplied…

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