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Dúlra

Gearóid Ó Muilleoir, pen name Dúlra, is a wildlife buff who was brought up on the slopes of Belfast’s Black Mountain where he spent almost every waking moment hillwalking, birdwatching and fishing.


He’s witnessed massive changes in the local environment, with fields disappearing and nature retreating. “When I was young we had corncrakes breeding in the heart of west Belfast and a barn owl used to swoop down over the street as we played in the evening," he says.


“All that’s gone - but the one thing that has given me heart is the rewilding movement. Nature just needs to be given the space to do its thing without human interference and it can return from the brink.”


Gearóid has spent a lifetime in journalism, working with all the main newspapers here and he’s now production editor of the Sunday World. Outside of the environment, his other passion is the Irish language and he’s a regular on award-winning Belfast station Raidió Failte.

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DÚLRA: Busy parents face a crafty adversary

DÚLRA: Busy parents face a crafty adversary

DÚLRA: Dry dock ducklings travel first class

DÚLRA: Dry dock ducklings travel first class

DÚLRA: A busy day up on the roof of the city

DÚLRA: A busy day up on the roof of the city

DÚLRA: Will disappearing water come back?

DÚLRA: Will disappearing water come back?

Winter holds grimly on in the sunshine

Winter holds grimly on in the sunshine

DÚLRA: Time and tide wait for no local birders

DÚLRA: Time and tide wait for no local birders

DÚLRA: A lonely Burren pine rewrites history

DÚLRA: A lonely Burren pine rewrites history

DÚLRA: What lies beneath is rather charming

DÚLRA: What lies beneath is rather charming

DÚLRA: The best of Blitzed Belfast

DÚLRA: The best of Blitzed Belfast

DÚLRA: Paradise lost – and it’s happening again

DÚLRA: Paradise lost – and it’s happening again

DÚLRA: Dusk on the mountain reveals delights

DÚLRA: Dusk on the mountain reveals delights

DÚLRA: A sweetly sad encounter by the sea

DÚLRA: A sweetly sad encounter by the sea

DÚLRA: Seaside thrill lights up a winter’s day

DÚLRA: Seaside thrill lights up a winter’s day

DÚLRA: Nervous blackbirds enter a new white world

DÚLRA: Nervous blackbirds enter a new white world