In Ireland: Owls, castles and sheep dogs

Published: Fort Lauderdale Magazine

Location: Ireland, West Ireland, County Mayo, County Galway, Connemara, Cong

The first thing to know when getting into a staring contest with a Eurasian eagle owl is that you are likely to win. That’s because your fascination with it is decidedly greater than its fascination with you. The owl can rotate its head 360 degrees and can hear prey beneath even a thick damper of snow. As you are not prey, your gaze will not be enough to captivate its attention for long…