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Butterfly Records

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Joseph Kennedy: Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (3) , Rathmore, Kilpurcell townlands, Laois, 04/May/2015
[ Just a few flying, weather too cold yet. ]
David Nash: Holly Blue (1) , Donnybrook, Dublin, 03/May/2015
Michael Mullett: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (2) , Rock Big, Wicklow, 03/May/2015
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (4) , Blackrock, Dublin, 03/May/2015
[ In my garden. Mild with intermittent sun. ]
Bob Aldwell: Small Tortoiseshell (500 L) , Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Dublin, 03/May/2015
[ At least four batches of SmT larvae. One batch appears just hatched and others half grown. ]
Richard McCafferty: Green Hairstreak (2) Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (2) , Tullyard Road, Glenties, Donegal, West, 03/May/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (13) Orange Tip (2) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 03/May/2015
Joe Duane: Orange Tip (1) , Correen Wood, Roscommon, 01/May/2015
[ Coldish wind sheltered by woods with short sunny spells ]
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (10) Peacock (1) , Meenalargan, Glenties, Donegal, West, 01/May/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 01/May/2015
Michael Bell: Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Moy River B&B, Sligo, 01/May/2015
David Nash: Holly Blue (1) , Donnybrook, Dublin, 01/May/2015
Frank Smyth: Small White (1) Green-veined White (1) Holly Blue (5) Speckled Wood (17) Wall Brown (3) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (5) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 30/Apr/2015
Aubrey Fennell: Small White (4) Green-veined White (8) Orange Tip (15) Holly Blue (3) Speckled Wood (10) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , thornville,palatine, Carlow, 30/Apr/2015
[ Just released the 28th Small Tortoiseshell from house this spring. Can anyone beat that? ]
Joe Duane: Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (1) , Mountsilk, Galway, East, 30/Apr/2015
[ seen in old quarry ]
Joe Duane: Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (2) Peacock (1) , Richmond eaker, Galway, East, 30/Apr/2015
A J Vosse: Small White (1) , Leixlip, R148 outside Intel, Kildare, 30/Apr/2015
[ 13h00 in sheltered sunshine ]
Ethna Diver: Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (15) Peacock (1) , Lough Eske, Donegal, Donegal, 30/Apr/2015
Richard Duff: Large White (2) Small White (4) Orange Tip (4) Holly Blue (4) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) , Ballyfin, Laois, 30/Apr/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (23) Orange Tip (2) Small Tortoiseshell (4) , Glenmacannive, Glenties, Donegal, West, 30/Apr/2015
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Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (9) Orange Tip (11) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 30/Apr/2015
Michael Mullett: Green-veined White (3) Speckled Wood (3) , Tinahely, Wicklow, 27/Apr/2015
David Nash: Holly Blue (1) , Donnybrook, Dublin, 26/Apr/2015
Tom Benson: Small White (2) Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (6) Speckled Wood (6) Small Tortoiseshell (6) Peacock (2) , Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 26/Apr/2015
Niamh Lennon: Orange Tip (1) , at Carlow Castle, River Barrow nearby , Carlow, 26/Apr/2015
[ Midday, sunny but temperature was cool. 1 male ]
Niamh Lennon: Orange Tip (1) , At main entrance gate to Ducketts Grove estate, Carlow, 26/Apr/2015
[ 2.30 pm, cool and windy ]
Michael Mullett: Small White (2) Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (2) , Killmagig Lower, Wicklow, 26/Apr/2015
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Green Hairstreak (2) Green-veined White (12) Orange Tip (3) Holly Blue (5) Speckled Wood (2) Peacock (8) Comma (1) , Kiltealy, Wexford, 26/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) , Cork City (Dennehy's Cross), Cork, Mid, 26/Apr/2015
[ male ]
Tom Moore: Green-veined White (2) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) , Boherkyle , Skeaghvosteen , Kilkenny, 26/Apr/2015
[ Ist record of Holly blue in the garden.. ]
Ethna Diver: Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (7) Speckled Wood (1) , Glengariff Blue Pool, Cork, 26/Apr/2015
Ethna Diver: Green-veined White (1) Holly Blue (5) Speckled Wood (3) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Garnish island, Glengariff, Cork, 26/Apr/2015
[ Temperature 16 degrees ]
Ethna Diver: Holly Blue (13) Speckled Wood (2) Peacock (1) , Glengariff NatureReserve, Cork, 26/Apr/2015
Ethna Diver: Orange Tip (3) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (2) Peacock (1) , 5 km N of Waterville, Kerry, 25/Apr/2015
Ethna Diver: Holly Blue (2) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (1) , Derrynane, Catherdaniel, Kerry, 25/Apr/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (1) , Meenalargan, Glenties, Donegal, West, 25/Apr/2015
[ Bright sunshine, Temp only 7C, 12noon ]
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (2) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 25/Apr/2015
[ Temp 11C in the afternoon, Bright sunshine. ]
Deirdre Hardiman & David Nash: Holly Blue (2) , Donnybrook, Dublin, 24/Apr/2015
Deirdre Hardiman & David Nash: Holly Blue (1) , St Helen's , Dublin, 24/Apr/2015
Deirdre Hardiman & David Nash: Holly Blue (1) , Donnybrook, Dublin, 24/Apr/2015
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David Nash: Brimstone (1) Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (12) , Loughshaun, Tipperary, North, 23/Apr/2015
David Nash: Brimstone (5) Green-veined White (30) Orange Tip (10) Holly Blue (4) Speckled Wood (7) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (3) , Knockshewgowna, Tipperary, North, 23/Apr/2015
David Nash: Speckled Wood (3) , Kyleomodaun West, Tipperary, North, 23/Apr/2015
David Nash: Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (3) Holly Blue (2) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Bantis, Tipperary, North, 23/Apr/2015
David Nash: Brimstone (2) Speckled Wood (4) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Carney, Tipperary, North, 23/Apr/2015
Ethna Diver: Wood White (either) (2) Brimstone (1) , Ballindereen, Kilcolgan, Galway, 23/Apr/2015
[ With Bob Aldwell ]
Bob Aldwell: Brimstone (2) Peacock (1) , Coole Park, Gort, Galway, 23/Apr/2015
Michael Bell: Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Curry, Sligo, 23/Apr/2015
Michael Gray: Small White (1) Holly Blue (4) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) , Botanic Gardens , Glasnevin ., Dublin, 23/Apr/2015
james noonan: Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (3) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , river lane shankill, Dublin, 23/Apr/2015
james noonan: Small White (2) Small Tortoiseshell (3) , assumpta pk shankill, Dublin, 23/Apr/2015
Pat Lenihan: Speckled Wood (4) , Donabate, Dublin, 23/Apr/2015
Pat Lenihan: Small White (1) Orange Tip (1) , Donabate, Dublin, 23/Apr/2015
Joseph Kennedy: Green-veined White (2) Speckled Wood (4) Small Tortoiseshell (3) , S265823, Laois, 23/Apr/2015
[ Great activity today, observed two small tortoiseshell on inside of shed window! Let them go outside. Observed two green-veined white flying together rather clumsy (mating) before landing. ]
John Fogarty: Small White (1) Green-veined White (5) Orange Tip (7) Speckled Wood (4) Small Tortoiseshell (5) , Knocknanuss, Tipperary, South, 23/Apr/2015
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Green-veined White (6) Orange Tip (1) Small Copper (1) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (2) , Ballyteigue, Wexford, 23/Apr/2015
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (15) Speckled Wood (3) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) , Ballyharty, Wexford, 23/Apr/2015
Michael Mullett: Orange Tip (8) , Inch, Wexford, 23/Apr/2015
Michael Mullett: Orange Tip (2) , Mangan Lower, Wexford, 23/Apr/2015
Michael Mullett: Orange Tip (3) , Kish, Wicklow, 23/Apr/2015
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Joe Duane: Orange Tip (6) , Slihaun Beg, Cappataggle, Galway, East, 23/Apr/2015
[ also unidentified whites ]
Joe Duane: Green-veined White (2) , Hazelfort,Kilconnell, Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 23/Apr/2015
[ many whites but not landing ,very few flowers except dandelions, so only 2 identified, forestry path ]
Paul Cutler: Orange Tip (3) Holly Blue (2) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (2) Comma (1) , Altamont Gardens, Arboretum, Carlow, 23/Apr/2015
Joe Duane: Green-veined White (3) , Garbally woods, Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 23/Apr/2015
[ Lots of whites quartering the field. I only caught 3. This field is in Garbally park , an estate of old. I would guess it has not been fertilised and so is full of butterflies unlike most fields. ]
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (17) Orange Tip (4) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Cashel Rossnowlagh, Donegal, West, 23/Apr/2015
Aoife Byrne: Common Blue (1) , St John's River Walk Waterford , Waterford, 23/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (4) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (2) , Feigh bog, Tipperary, North, 23/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Brimstone (2) Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (4) Holly Blue (4) Speckled Wood (3) Peacock (3) , Ballyieragh Bog, Tipperary, North, 23/Apr/2015
[ OT: one egg (white) on C. pratensis ]
Kenneth Bond: Brimstone (1) , Rosturra Bog, Galway, South-east, 23/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Brimstone (1) Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Srah, Galway, South-east, 23/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (3) , Srah Bog, Galway, South-east, 23/Apr/2015
Niamh Lennon: Orange Tip (1) , By the River Corrib, close to UCG, Galway, 23/Apr/2015
[ A male, warm and sunny, 2pm approx. Cuckooflowers nearby. ]
Kenneth Bond: Speckled Wood (1) , Ballyryan West, Tipperary, North, 22/Apr/2015
Pat Lenihan: Holly Blue (5) , Brooklawn, Mt. Merrion Av., Blackrock, Dublin, 22/Apr/2015
[ All seen in a 10 minute observation period ]
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Large White (2) Green-veined White (14) Orange Tip (43) Holly Blue (15) Speckled Wood (5) Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (6) , Bennetsbridge , Kilkenny, 22/Apr/2015
Ethna Diver: Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Knockbrack,Letterkenny, Donegal, 22/Apr/2015
[ In my garden ]
Frank Smyth: Holly Blue (1) , Admiral Park Baldoyle, Dublin, 22/Apr/2015
[ Observed by Fiona Mc Mahon ]
Frank Smyth: Green-veined White (3) Small Tortoiseshell (10) Peacock (9) , Red Rock areaSutton, Dublin, 22/Apr/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (8) Orange Tip (3) Common Blue (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (20) , Glenmacannive, Glenties, Donegal, West, 22/Apr/2015
Michael Mullett: Small White (1) Orange Tip (5) Holly Blue (3) Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (1) , Forge Wood Ballyraine Lower, Wicklow, 22/Apr/2015
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Michael Bell: Green-veined White (3) Holly Blue (2) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (2) , Beltra, Sligo, 22/Apr/2015
Joe Duane: Peacock (2) , Casla, Galway, West, 22/Apr/2015
Joe Duane: Speckled Wood (2) Peacock (2) , Teac an Piarsaigh, Galway, West, 22/Apr/2015
Wild Inishowen: Orange Tip (50) Small Tortoiseshell (18) , Lenan Urris, Donegal, East, 21/Apr/2015
[ Recorder : Christine Cassidy & Lindsey Hodges ]
Wild Inishowen: Peacock (6) , Butler's Glen Clomany, Donegal, East, 21/Apr/2015
[ Recorder : Christine Cassidy & Lindsey Hodges ]
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (7) Orange Tip (2) Common Blue (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 21/Apr/2015
james noonan: Orange Tip (1) Peacock (1) , assumpta shankill, Dublin, 21/Apr/2015
Frank Smyth: Small White (1) Holly Blue (1) , St Fintans Park Sutton, Dublin, 21/Apr/2015
Frank Smyth: Holly Blue (4) Speckled Wood (26) Wall Brown (1) Peacock (6) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 21/Apr/2015
Michael Bell: Green-veined White (5) Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (4) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (4) , Slish Wood/Innisfree, Sligo, 21/Apr/2015
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Green-veined White (6) Common Blue (1) Holly Blue (8) Speckled Wood (6) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (9) Comma (4) , Raven, Wexford, 21/Apr/2015
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (2) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (2) , Drumboe Wood, Stanorlar, Donegal, 21/Apr/2015
[ With Ian McCambridge. Broad-leaved wood. Sunny and 17 degrees. ]
Bob Aldwell: Green-veined White (14) Orange Tip (6) Peacock (2) , Aghaveagh, west of Ballybofey, Donegal, 21/Apr/2015
[ With Ian McCambridge. Warm lane on sunny hillside. 19 degrees. ]
Bob Aldwell: Large White (1) Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (2) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) , Greencastle, Inishowen, Donegal, 21/Apr/2015
[ Recorder Con O'Donnell. ]
Aoife Byrne: Large White (2) Orange Tip (1) , Portally Cove,, Waterford, 21/Apr/2015
[ This is the first Orange Tip I've seen this year. Lovely sunny day, but a bit windy for butterflies. ]
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (3) , Cummer More, Tipperary, North, 21/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Holly Blue (1) , Nenagh, Tipperary, North, 21/Apr/2015
[ in town centre ]
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) , Feigh bog, Tipperary, North, 21/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (3) Orange Tip (2) Holly Blue (1) , Bishopswood, Dundrum, Tipperary, North, 21/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) , Knocknagurnagh, Limerick, 20/Apr/2015
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Kenneth Bond: Speckled Wood (1) , Knockanes, Limerick, 20/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) , Limerick City, Limerick, 20/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Holly Blue (1) , Richhill, Lisnagry, Limerick, 20/Apr/2015
Michael Mullett: Orange Tip (2) , Aughrim Road, Wicklow, 20/Apr/2015
Paul Cutler: Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (2) Speckled Wood (1) , Altamont Gardens, Carlow, 20/Apr/2015
Richard McCafferty: Speckled Wood (4) Peacock (4) , Bonny Glen Wood, south west of Maas, Donegal, West, 20/Apr/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 20/Apr/2015
Joseph Kennedy: Orange Tip (2) , Rathmore/Kilpurcell, Laois, 20/Apr/2015
[ Just two Orange-tip, very little butterflies flying. ]
james noonan: Holly Blue (2) Speckled Wood (2) , river lane chancel, Dublin, 20/Apr/2015
Deirdre Hardiman & David Nash: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) Small Tortoiseshell (10) Peacock (5) , Fitzsimons Wood, Dublin, 20/Apr/2015
Richard Duff: Large White (1) Small White (2) Orange Tip (2) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (2) , Ballyfin, Laois, 20/Apr/2015
Paul Cutler: Green-veined White (3) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Slade Lane, Slade Harbour, Hook Head, Wexford, 19/Apr/2015
[ Rough grassy track leading from castle, closely lined with hedges, briers and dry-stone walls ]
Richard McCafferty: Peacock (7) , Tullyard Glenties, Donegal, West, 19/Apr/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (4) Orange Tip (2) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 19/Apr/2015
Joe Duane: Small White (1) Green-veined White (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Moycarn, Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 19/Apr/2015
Richard Duff: Small White (2) Orange Tip (2) Peacock (2) , Ballyfin, Laois, 19/Apr/2015
Aubrey Fennell: Small White (1) Red Admiral (1) Painted Lady (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Hook Church,Hook Head, Wexford, 19/Apr/2015
[ Carlow Birdwatch outing.My first Painted Lady in years.11c ]
Ethna Diver: Green-veined White (5) Orange Tip (2) Holly Blue (10) Peacock (30) , The Knather, Ballyshannon, Donegal, 19/Apr/2015
[ With Bob Aldwell ]
David Mcilveen: Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (2) Peacock (2) , Cratlagh,Milford., Donegal, 19/Apr/2015
Tom Tarpey: Painted Lady (1) , Killary Glen, Ballina, Tipperary, North, 19/Apr/2015
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Mícheál Cowming: Brimstone (3) , Curragh Chase Forest Park, Limerick, 19/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Speckled Wood (1) , Killavullen, Cork, East, 19/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) Speckled Wood (1) , Inchinclare, Limerick, 19/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (3) Speckled Wood (2) Peacock (1) , Lough Gur, Limerick, 19/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Knockfennell, Lough Gur, Limerick, 19/Apr/2015
Lynda McCann: Small White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) , Ballycotton coastal walk, Ballycotton, Cork, 19/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Tullerboy, Limerick, 18/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) , Inchinclare, Limerick, 18/Apr/2015
[ female ]
Pat Lenihan: Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (2) , Turvey Golf Course, Turvey, Donabate, Dublin, 18/Apr/2015
Michael Mullett: Holly Blue (2) Peacock (3) , Ballygannon Wood, Wicklow, 18/Apr/2015
Ruth Allen: Green-veined White (6) Orange Tip (10) Holly Blue (15) Speckled Wood (4) Peacock (6) Comma (2) , Bunclody, Carlow, 18/Apr/2015
[ 15 degrees, glorious sunshine, in a sheltered clearing in the woods ]
Richard McCafferty: Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (6) , Meenalargan, Glenties, Donegal, West, 18/Apr/2015
Richard McCafferty: Orange Tip (1) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 18/Apr/2015
Frank Smyth: Speckled Wood (20) Wall Brown (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (5) , Cliff walk Howth, Dublin, 18/Apr/2015
Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Holly Blue (3) , Barnhill, Donegal, 18/Apr/2015
Joe Duane: Brimstone (3) Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (3) Holly Blue (1) , Rahara beg, Shannonbridge Roscommon, Roscommon, 18/Apr/2015
[ 2 other whites which I didn't identify seen in the distance ]
Joe Duane: Small Tortoiseshell (4) , Poolboy Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 17/Apr/2015
[ no sign of whites. Sunny bot north wind ]
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (5) Small Tortoiseshell (7) , Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Dublin, 17/Apr/2015
[ about 1 pm. warm in hot sun out of cold east wind. ]
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (14) Peacock (8) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 17/Apr/2015
David Kennedy: Holly Blue (3) , Cornagill,Letterkenny, Donegal, East, 17/Apr/2015
[ 16 C, mid day, in flight along mixed holly thorn hedge ]
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Pat Lenihan: Small Tortoiseshell (4) , Bottle Quay, Howth, Dublin, 17/Apr/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (26) , Glenmacannive Glenties, Donegal, West, 17/Apr/2015
Richard McCafferty: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (1) Peacock (3) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 17/Apr/2015
Aubrey Fennell: Small White (4) Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (4) Holly Blue (5) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (5) Peacock (3) , thornville,palatine, Carlow, 17/Apr/2015
Aoife Byrne: Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , St. John's River Walk, Waterford, 17/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Holly Blue (1) , Castleblagh, Cork, East, 16/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Peacock (1) , Coom Bridge, Cork, East, 16/Apr/2015
Mark McCorry: Brimstone (1) , Tullamore, Offaly, 16/Apr/2015
A J Vosse: Small White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , R148, Leixlip, Kildare, 16/Apr/2015
[ Bright sunny, 12h25 ]
David Mcilveen: Holly Blue (2) Peacock (8) , Cratlagh,Milford., Donegal, 16/Apr/2015
Ethna Diver: Green-veined White (1) Orange Tip (5) Peacock (1) , Murvagh, Donegal, 16/Apr/2015
[ O.T. all males ]
Michael Mullett: Holly Blue (2) Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (2) , Arklow River Walk, Wicklow, 16/Apr/2015
Michael Mullett: Orange Tip (2) Peacock (2) Comma (1) , Ballyraine Middle, Wicklow, 16/Apr/2015
Aubrey Fennell: Small White (1) Holly Blue (1) Speckled Wood (10) Small Tortoiseshell (4) , White Bay, Whitegate, Cork, East, 16/Apr/2015
[ Sheltered sunny path to beach.13 C ]
Tom Benson: Small White (4) Holly Blue (6) Speckled Wood (2) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (4) , Muckross killarney, Kerry, 16/Apr/2015
John Fraher: Small White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , ballinora, waterfall,cork, Cork, Mid, 15/Apr/2015
David Mcilveen: Peacock (2) , Carrowcashel,Ramelton., Donegal, 15/Apr/2015
Paul Cutler: Holly Blue (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Altamont Gardens, Carlow, 14/Apr/2015
Joe Duane: Brimstone (1) , Athlone, Roscommon, 14/Apr/2015
David Nash: Holly Blue (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Donnybrook, Dublin, 14/Apr/2015
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Joseph Kennedy: Small Tortoiseshell (4) , Rathmore, Kilpurcell townlands, Laois, 14/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Peacock (1) , Knocknaseed Plantation, Kerry, North, 14/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) , Taur, Cork, Mid, 14/Apr/2015
[ male ]
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (1) Peacock (1) , Corronoher, Limerick, 14/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (5) , Ballinruane Wood, Limerick, 14/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) Holly Blue (1) Red Admiral (1) Speckled Wood (1) Peacock (1) , Curraghchase Forest Park, Limerick, 14/Apr/2015
james noonan: Speckled Wood (1) , Commons rd., Shankill, Dublin, 13/Apr/2015
james noonan: Small Tortoiseshell (7) Peacock (5) , Assumpta Park, Shankill, Dublin, 13/Apr/2015
james noonan: Speckled Wood (1) , River Close, Shankill, Dublin, 13/Apr/2015
Dermot O'Mahony: Orange Tip (1) , Ashtown royal canal lock 10- 11, Dublin, 13/Apr/2015
[ overcast calm. occasional sunny spells ]
John Fraher: Speckled Wood (2) , sands bay west cork, Cork, West, 11/Apr/2015
Paul Cutler: Small Tortoiseshell (1) Comma (1) , Altamont Gardens, Slaney river bank, Carlow, 11/Apr/2015
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Green-veined White (2) Orange Tip (1) Painted Lady (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (3) , Ballyharty, Wexford, 11/Apr/2015
Ethna Diver: Peacock (2) , Dromore, Mountcharles, Donegal, West, 10/Apr/2015
Maurice Simms: Peacock (1) , Kiltourish South side, Donegal, West, 10/Apr/2015
Maurice Simms: Peacock (1) , Kiltourish Hall entrance, Donegal, West, 10/Apr/2015
Maurice Simms: Peacock (1) , Drumboghill, Donegal, West, 10/Apr/2015
Maurice Simms: Peacock (2) , Lefrin Hill, Donegal, West, 10/Apr/2015
Maurice Simms: Peacock (3) , On roadside near L. Birroge, Donegal, West, 10/Apr/2015
Maurice Simms: Peacock (2) , L. Doon road Portnoo, Donegal, West, 10/Apr/2015
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Maurice Simms: Marsh Fritillary (5 L) , Carrickalahagh Sheskinmore Reserve, Donegal, West, 10/Apr/2015
[ MF Larvae observed at 5pm.Temp.13C. ]
David Nash: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Nenagh, Tipperary, North, 10/Apr/2015
David Nash: Holly Blue (1) , Garrykennedy, Tipperary, North, 10/Apr/2015
David Nash: Brimstone (1) Green-veined White (3) Peacock (1) , Castlelough, Tipperary, North, 10/Apr/2015
Richard McCafferty: Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 10/Apr/2015
Richard McCafferty: Peacock (4) , Glenmacannive, Glenties, Donegal, West, 10/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Holly Blue (1) , Cork City (UCC), Cork, Mid, 10/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) , Teeveeny, Cork, Mid, 09/Apr/2015
[ male ]
Deirdre Hardiman & David Nash: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Nutley Park, Dublin, 09/Apr/2015
Richard McCafferty: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 09/Apr/2015
Richard McCafferty: Peacock (1) , Meenalargan, Glenties, Donegal, West, 09/Apr/2015
Tom Tarpey: Brimstone (2) , Killary, Ballina, Tipperary, North, 09/Apr/2015
Dermot O'Mahony: Holly Blue (1) Small Tortoiseshell (6) , Ashtown royal canal lock 10- 11, Dublin, 09/Apr/2015
[ calm sunny. 13.30 to 14.30 ]
Michael Gray: Small Tortoiseshell (8) Peacock (7) , Hills over Sandyford , Dublin, 09/Apr/2015
[ Also 2 unidentified whites . ]
Michael Gray: Holly Blue (1) Peacock (3) , Rathfarnham, Dublin, 09/Apr/2015
Michael Gray: Green-veined White (2) Small Tortoiseshell (13) Peacock (7) , Marlay Park., Dublin, 09/Apr/2015
[ Both green veined whites males. ]
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Brimstone (4) Small Tortoiseshell (5) Peacock (3) , Collins Bog, Laois, 09/Apr/2015
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Brimstone (10) Holly Blue (1) , Durrow, Laois, 09/Apr/2015
Aubrey Fennell: Small White (2) Small Tortoiseshell (25) Peacock (10) , thornville,palatine, Carlow, 09/Apr/2015
[ several other unidentified whites [presumed SWs] along with helicoptering skylarks in large field of oilseed rape. ]
Bob Aldwell: Small White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (12) Peacock (2) , Irishtown, Dublin, 09/Apr/2015
[ male SW,pristine. ]
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Maurice Simms: Peacock (3) , Adderwal Glen near Doocharry, Donegal, West, 09/Apr/2015
Maurice Simms: Peacock (1) , Adderwal upper Glen, Donegal, West, 09/Apr/2015
[ No HBs flying yet. ]
Michael Bell: Holly Blue (2) Peacock (4) , Union Wood, Sligo, 09/Apr/2015
Deirdre Hardiman & David Nash: Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) , Johnstown, Naas, Kildare, 08/Apr/2015
Joe Curtis: Red Admiral (1) , Naul, Dublin, 08/Apr/2015
Brian Danaher: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Shanganagh Castle Allotments,Shankill, Dublin, 08/Apr/2015
Maurice Simms: Peacock (4) , Kilclooney Lane, Donegal, West, 08/Apr/2015
Maurice Simms: Peacock (1) , Pound Cottage Portnoo, Donegal, West, 08/Apr/2015
Bob Aldwell: Orange Tip (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , Lettermore, Frosses, Donegal, 08/Apr/2015
[ Recorder: Craig Ayres ]
Bob Aldwell: Peacock (2) , Sorrento Park Dalkey, Dublin, 08/Apr/2015
Ethna Diver: Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (2) , The Ross, Bundoran, Donegal, 08/Apr/2015
Michael Mullett: Peacock (1) , Ballyduff Lower, Wexford, 08/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Beenanaspuck, Kerry, North, 08/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) Peacock (2) , Beenanaspuck, Kerry, North, 08/Apr/2015
Lynda McCann: Brimstone (2) Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (3) , Kilberry, Athy, Kildare, 08/Apr/2015
Richard Duff: Brimstone (4) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) , deerpark Ballyfin, Laois, 07/Apr/2015
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Green-veined White (2) Peacock (24) Comma (3) , Raven, Wexford, 07/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Peacock (1) , Maulyarkane, Kerry, North, 07/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Orange Tip (1) , Dromickbane, Headfort, Kerry, North, 07/Apr/2015
[ male ]
Kenneth Bond: Peacock (2) , Killarney National Park (Dinish), Kerry, North, 07/Apr/2015
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Kenneth Bond: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Killarney National Park (Dinish), Kerry, North, 07/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Peacock (1) , Killarney National Park (Brickeen), Kerry, North, 07/Apr/2015
Tom Tarpey: Brimstone (1) Orange Tip (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Killary Glen, Ballina, Tipperary, North, 07/Apr/2015
Joe Duane: Peacock (1) , Duneeda Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 07/Apr/2015
[ seen on a heather in the garden ]
Michael Bell: Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) , Ballintrillick Wood, Sligo, 07/Apr/2015
David Kennedy: Holly Blue (2) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Dundrum D14, Dublin, 07/Apr/2015
[ Midday in garden ]
Joe Curtis: Red Admiral (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Naul, Dublin, 07/Apr/2015
[ 15 deg, Calm ]
Maurice Simms: Peacock (2) , Mass House Sheskinmore Reserve, Donegal, West, 07/Apr/2015
Maurice Simms: Peacock (1) , Pound Cottage Doon Road Portnoo, Donegal, West, 07/Apr/2015
Maurice Simms: Marsh Fritillary (14 L) , Carrickalahagh Sheskinmore, Donegal, West, 07/Apr/2015
[ MF Larvae sunning themselves in small groups of 2s and3s. ]
Maurice Simms: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Tramore near Rosbeg, Donegal, West, 07/Apr/2015
[ Both STs Basking in sun together on sandy ground ]
Richard McCafferty: Small Tortoiseshell (3) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 07/Apr/2015
Richard McCafferty: Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (5) , Glenmacannive Glenties, Donegal, West, 07/Apr/2015
Frank Smyth: Green-veined White (1) Peacock (3) Marsh Fritillary (14 L) , Dollymount, Dublin, 07/Apr/2015
[ Only 14 MF larvae noted.Most have pupated so adult sightings should be early this year ]
Joe Duane: Orange Tip (1) , Ballinamore Bridge, Galway, East, 07/Apr/2015
Aubrey Fennell: Small White (1) Green-veined White (3) Holly Blue (1) Red Admiral (2) Small Tortoiseshell (15) Peacock (4) , thornville,palatine, Carlow, 07/Apr/2015
[ 19c. released 9 STs from house during the day. ]
Bob Aldwell: Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (2) , Killiney Beach, Dublin, 07/Apr/2015
Michael Mullett: Holly Blue (1) Small Tortoiseshell (9) Peacock (3) , Arklow River Walk, Wicklow, 07/Apr/2015
Michael Mullett: Small White (1) Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (1) , Ballyraine Lower, Wicklow, 07/Apr/2015
Ruth Allen: Brimstone (9) Red Admiral (1) Peacock (6) , Abbey Leix, Laois, 06/Apr/2015
[ On the bog along old railway line beside Abbey Leix Manor hotel. Sunny 16 degrees, no wind. Bank holiday Monday afternoon. ]
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John Fraher: Peacock (1) , Ballinora, waterfall, cork, Cork, Mid, 06/Apr/2015
John Fraher: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , ballinora, waterfall, cork, Cork, Mid, 06/Apr/2015
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (2) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Comma (1) , Killoughrim, Caim, Enniscorthy, Wexford, 06/Apr/2015
[ Recorder Helen Cloney ]
Wild Inishowen: Small Tortoiseshell (3) , Ahilly Buncrana, Donegal, East, 06/Apr/2015
[ Recorder : George Mc Dermott ]
David Mcilveen: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Conwal graveyard,Letterkenny, Donegal, 06/Apr/2015
[ Both ST were slightly worn and their behaviour suggested that they could have been a pair.(although no actual mating was observed). ]
A J Vosse: Brimstone (5) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) , Derrymahon, Kildare, 06/Apr/2015
[ May have been more Brimstones, males and female,s positive ID by fellow walkers, one P really battered. Warm, sunny between 11h30 and 14h00 ]
A J Vosse: Brimstone (4) , Derrymahon road, Kildare, 06/Apr/2015
[ Along road, feeding on dandelion, bright sunny stretch of road. Managed a few photos, 14h20 ]
Bob Aldwell: Holly Blue (1) Small Tortoiseshell (20) Peacock (1) , Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Dublin, 06/Apr/2015
[ Eleven SmT together and chasing around bed of young nettles. At 3.45 and 15 degrees. ]
Bob Aldwell: Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (1) , Dalkey Quarry, Dublin, 06/Apr/2015
Bob Aldwell: Red Admiral (1) , Dalkey Hill, Dublin, 06/Apr/2015
[ Nectaring on Dandelion at 11.45 on Dalkey Hill. Temp 14 degrees. Sea fog at Vico Road at noon. ]
Frank Smyth: Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (4) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 06/Apr/2015
Frank Smyth: Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 06/Apr/2015
Frank Smyth: Peacock (1) , St. Fintans Park sutton, Dublin, 06/Apr/2015
Mícheál Cowming: Comma (1) , Knockaderry Reservoir, Waterford, 06/Apr/2015
Cian Merne: Peacock (1) , 28 James McCormack Gardens, Baldoyle, Dublin, 06/Apr/2015
Maurice Simms: Peacock (1) , L.Pound Lackagh Portnoo, Donegal, West, 06/Apr/2015
Maurice Simms: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Mulnamin Gweebarra, Donegal, West, 06/Apr/2015
[ ST observed flying on inside of kitchen window when it was let out into the sunshine. ]
Maurice Simms: Peacock (1) , Mulnamin, Donegal, West, 06/Apr/2015
[ PC observed flying on laneway. ]
Joseph Kennedy: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Rathmore, Kilpurcell townlands, Laois, 06/Apr/2015
[ 2 Tortoiseshell ]
Richard McCafferty: Speckled Wood (1) Small Tortoiseshell (3) , In the Garden, Drumnasillagh, Glenties, Donegal, West, 06/Apr/2015
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james noonan: Small Tortoiseshell (6) Peacock (4) , assumpta pk, Dublin, 06/Apr/2015
Ethna Diver: Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (1) , Butterfly Garden, Letterkenny, Donegal, 06/Apr/2015
Brian Danaher: Brimstone (3) Peacock (2) , Inis Mean,Aran Islands., Galway, 06/Apr/2015
John Fogarty: Brimstone (3) Small White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (3) Peacock (1) , Aughnagomaun ,Horse & Jockey, Tipperary, South, 06/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Peacock (1) , Gortroche, Cork, East, 06/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Cork City (Sundays Well), Cork, Mid, 05/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Peacock (1) , Curraghbinny, Cork, Mid, 05/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Watergrasshill, Cork, East, 05/Apr/2015
Richard Duff: Brimstone (2) , Brittas Clonaslee, Laois, 05/Apr/2015
Anne Mullen: Holly Blue (1) , Thomondgate, Limerick, 05/Apr/2015
[ Prob male. Single adult ]
Brian Danaher: Brimstone (2) Peacock (1) , Ashford Castle Grounds, Mayo, 05/Apr/2015
Wild Inishowen: Peacock (2) , Meenyanly Buncrana, Donegal, East, 05/Apr/2015
[ Recorder :George Mc Dermott ]
Cian Merne: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , 28 James McCormack Gardens, Baldoyle, Dublin, 05/Apr/2015
Joseph Kennedy: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Laois, 05/Apr/2015
[ 2 Small Tortoisehell ]
Bob Aldwell: Comma (3) , Killoughrim, Caim, Enniscorthy, Wexford, 05/Apr/2015
[ recorder Helen Cloney ]
A J Vosse: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Rural Kilcock, Kildare, 05/Apr/2015
[ Suspect it was the hibernating one we liberated from the house an hour or so earlier. ]
Maurice Simms: Peacock (1) , Lackagh Portnoo near L. Birroge, Donegal, West, 05/Apr/2015
[ Sunny 15C. ]
Maurice Simms: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Inishkeel Churchyard Portnoo., Donegal, West, 05/Apr/2015
John Fraher: Small Tortoiseshell (3) , ballinora, waterfall, cork, Cork, Mid, 05/Apr/2015
Tom Benson: Holly Blue (1) Small Tortoiseshell (6) Peacock (6) , Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 05/Apr/2015
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David Mcilveen: Peacock (3) , Glen Road,Woodquarter., Donegal, 05/Apr/2015
Hugh Rothwell: Small Tortoiseshell (5) , drinagh, Cork, West, 05/Apr/2015
Fintan Ryan: Small Tortoiseshell (1) Peacock (9) Comma (5) , Borris Demesne, Carlow, 05/Apr/2015
[ Lots of Peacocks and one small tortoiseshell. Thought I saw more small tortoiseshells but they seemed to be a bit energetic and on closer examination found they were commas ]
Aubrey Fennell: Red Admiral (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Comma (1) , Thornville, Palatine , Carlow, 04/Apr/2015
[ Astonishing new species for this site, 20 miles north of previous records. 14C nectaring on Celandine and Dandelion. I feel blessed as 150 migrating geese also passed overhead this morning ]
Frank Smyth: Painted Lady (1) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 04/Apr/2015
Joe Duane: Peacock (1) , Clonbrock, Galway, East, 04/Apr/2015
Tom Benson: Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) , Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 04/Apr/2015
Hugh Rothwell: Peacock (1) , drinagh, Cork, West, 03/Apr/2015
Kenneth Bond: Green-veined White (1) , Chimneyfield, Nagles, Cork, 02/Apr/2015
Ethna Diver: Red Admiral (1) , Dunwiley, Stranorlar, Donegal, 27/Mar/2015
[ Also unidentified flying white ]
Bob Aldwell: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Sorrento Park, Dalkey, Dublin, 26/Mar/2015
Bob Aldwell: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Vico Road, Dalkey, Dublin, 26/Mar/2015
[ Also one lizard. ]
Tom Cooney: Marsh Fritillary (200 L) , North Bull Island, Dublin, 26/Mar/2015
[ Reported by Niall Griffin. 200+ larvae in Alder Marsh ]
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (3) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 25/Mar/2015
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 25/Mar/2015
AJ Vosse: Red Admiral (1) Comma (1) , Arklow , Wicklow, 22/Mar/2015
[ Comma at Grid ref, RA about 1 km further west. Comma feeding on vegetable skins/ potato peels and discarded waste, photos to follow. ]
Michael O'Donovan: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Armore Beach, Waterford, 22/Mar/2015
John Coveney: Red Admiral (1) , Cabinteely Park, Dublin, 22/Mar/2015
[ See my blog post at http://www.johncoveney.ie/blog/2015/3/first-flutterby-of-the-year ]
Tom Benson: Small Tortoiseshell (5) Peacock (5) , Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 22/Mar/2015
John Fraher: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Lismore castle, Waterford, 22/Mar/2015
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Tom Benson: Red Admiral (1) Peacock (1) , Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 21/Mar/2015
Mark McCorry: Brimstone (1) Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Abbeyleix GIY allotment, Laois, 21/Mar/2015
Michael O'Donovan: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Bandon, Cork, 21/Mar/2015
Michael Gray: Small Tortoiseshell (4) Peacock (1) , Marlay Park, Rathfarnham, Dublin, 21/Mar/2015
Aubrey Fennell: Green-veined White (1) , Beechwood, Pollerton, Carlow, 21/Mar/2015
[ Flying through garden. 13C sunny and midday ]
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Small Tortoiseshell (11) Peacock (8) Comma (9) , Borris, Carlow, 21/Mar/2015
AJ Vosse: Small Tortoiseshell (3) , Rural Kilcock, Kildare, 21/Mar/2015
[ Between 11.00 and 14.30, in the warm sheltered sunshine. All 3 STs showing signs of wear, prior to emergence from hibernation. ]
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Lower Rossnowlagh, Donegal, 21/Mar/2015
John Cullen: Small White (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) Peacock (2) Comma (1) , Mullindery, Wexford, 21/Mar/2015
Michael O'Donovan: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Newcestown, Cork, 19/Mar/2015
[ Sunny ]
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Near Kilmore Hotel Cavan, Cavan, 19/Mar/2015
Eamonn Mc Glinchey: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Rooskey, Donegal, 19/Mar/2015
Hugh Rothwell: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Drinagh, Cork, West, 19/Mar/2015
[ Another beautifull day in West Cork. ]
Kenneth Bond: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Cork City (UCC), Cork, 19/Mar/2015
Michael O'Donovan: Peacock (3) , Knockrower, Killarney National Park, Kerry, 18/Mar/2015
[ Sunny and warm all day,mountain moorland with scattered trees. ]
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Athy, Kildare, 18/Mar/2015
[ Observed by Anne Reid ]
Aubrey Fennell: Red Admiral (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Thornville, Palatine, Carlow, 18/Mar/2015
AJ Vosse: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Rural Kilcock, Kildare, 18/Mar/2015
[ First sighting in the home garden, photographed by the good lady. ]
John Fogarty: Brimstone (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Aughnagomaun ,Horse & Jockey, Tipperary, South, 18/Mar/2015
[ We are off ! ]
Hugh Rothwell: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , drinagh, Cork, West, 18/Mar/2015
[ flying about on a beautiful sunny day ]
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Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Red Admiral (2) Peacock (1) Comma (1) , Raven, Wexford, 18/Mar/2015
Joe Duane: Brimstone (1) Small Tortoiseshell (2) , Duneeda Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 18/Mar/2015
[ in my garden ]
Wild Inishowen: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Buncrana, Donegal, East, 18/Mar/2015
[ Recorder George Mc Dermott ]
David Cooke: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Douglas., Cork, Mid, 17/Mar/2015
[ Just out of hibernation. ]
Tom Benson: Red Admiral (2) , Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 17/Mar/2015
David Cooke: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Dursey Island., Cork, West, 14/Mar/2015
Tom Benson: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 14/Mar/2015
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 13/Mar/2015
Michael Gray: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Ballinteer stream walk, Dublin, 13/Mar/2015
Joe Duane: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Duneeda, Ballinasloe, Galway, East, 13/Mar/2015
[ on a heather in the garden. First really nice sunny day ]
Frank Smyth: Peacock (1) , Near CRC Clontarf, Dublin, 11/Mar/2015
[ Observed by Brendan Rogers ]
Aubrey Fennell: Red Admiral (1) , thornville,palatine, Carlow, 10/Mar/2015
[ basking on rhododendron.11c and sunny ]
Frank Smyth: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Red Rock Sutton, Dublin, 10/Mar/2015
Lynda McCann: Brimstone (1) , Kilberry, Kildare, 10/Mar/2015
Michael O'Donovan: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Courtmacsherry, Cork, West, 10/Mar/2015
[ Feeding on Dandelions on the pier in sunny weather. ]
Bernard Brewer: Brimstone (1) , PRIVATE GARDEN TULLAMORE, Offaly, 10/Mar/2015
Seán Geraty: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Naas Race course, Kildare, 08/Mar/2015
[ small tortoiseshell was inside main building at race course. Observed also by Luke, Joe + Peter Geraty ]
Bob Aldwell: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Rockfield Park, Blackrock, Dublin, 08/Mar/2015
[ Small Tortoiseshell flying strongly around sheltered bed of young nettles. !2.30 in sunshine and 10 degrees ]
AJ Vosse: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Nutley Lane, Donnybrook, Dublin, 07/Mar/2015
[ On the wing in bright sunshine. Could it be a hibernating awakening? ]
Frank Smyth: Red Admiral (1) , Cliff Walk Howth, Dublin, 04/Mar/2015
[ 1.20 pm calm and sunny 10 deg. Quite worn. ]
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Niamh Lennon: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Dundrum, Dublin, 04/Mar/2015
Ethna Diver: Red Admiral (1) , Dunwiley, Stranorlar, Donegal, 27/Feb/2015
[ Unidentified white butterfly also seen. ]
David Cooke: Red Admiral (1) , Currabinny Wood., Cork, Mid, 25/Feb/2015
Frank Smyth: Red Admiral (1) , Cliff walk Howth, Dublin, 14/Feb/2015
[ 11.00 am sunny 10 deg. RA small but pristine nectaring on hebe. ]
Ethna Diver: Marsh Fritillary (50 L) , Ards Forest Park, Creeslough, Donegal, 14/Feb/2015
[ Sunny. Ten degrees C. ]
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Red Admiral (2) , Raven, Wexford, 14/Feb/2015
Tom Benson: Red Admiral (1) , Muckross Killarney , Kerry, 14/Feb/2015
Maurice Simms: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Combermore, Lifford, Donegal, East, 07/Feb/2015
[ ST Observed by Akke fluttering on inside of kitchen window presumable having emerged from hibernating in fold of kitchen curtains. Allowed ST to fly off outside. Temp. 9C. ]
Frank Smyth: Marsh Fritillary (1900 L) , Dollymount, Dublin, 06/Feb/2015
[ 47 webs at 40per web. Also a short eared owl. ]
Frank Smyth: Marsh Fritillary (30 L) , Dollymount, Dublin, 26/Jan/2015
[ One web with about 30 larvae. Seems a bit early. ]
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Red Admiral (1) , The Raven Point, Wexford, 22/Jan/2015
[ 21 degrees in sun & 14 degrees in the shade. ]
Marilyn Farrell: Small Tortoiseshell (1) , Glen Minard Lispole, Kerry, 04/Jan/2015
Tom Benson: Red Admiral (1) , Muckross Killarney, Kerry, 04/Jan/2015
Freddie & Margaret Walsh: Clouded Yellow (1) Red Admiral (1) , Raven, Wexford, 02/Jan/2015
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