Monday, January 18, 2021

Dr Kieran Hickey who will deliver an online talk on wolves this week in an event hosted by CHAS

WOULD it be good to see wolves back on Mount Leinster? That is one topic that will be examined in a fascinating talk hosted by the Carlow Historical Archaeological Society this Wednesday.

Wolf expert Kieran Hickey will give the talk. He is a senior lecturer in geography at University College Cork and also head of the Department of Geography and head of the School of the Human Environment. He has published the book Wolves in Ireland and will give the online talk. He has also appeared on TV discussing the possibilities around the reintroduction of wolves.

As we know, Carlow has a special connection with wolves, as the last recorded wolf in Ireland is said to have been killed on Mount Leinster by John Watson of Ballydarton House in Carlow. All are welcome to join this online lecture at 8pm by going to and following the links.

The talk will focus on the story of wolves in Ireland from a variety of sources, including archaeological, myths and folklore, names and place names and a wide variety of documentary evidence. The talk will explore the causes of their extermination and finish on a brief discussion about their possible reintroduction.

Kieran Hickey’s Wolves in Ireland

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