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July-August 2009 archives          

Key & photo-links DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Blair's Mocha Cyclophora puppillaria Delicate Mythimna vitellina Scarce Bordered Straw Helicoverpa armigera Nutmeg Discestra trifolii
to species Dark Hummingbird Pearly Small Mottled Silver Y Diamond- Rusty-dot Rush Bordered Straw Heliothis peltigera Eastern Bordered Straw Heliothis nubigera Striped Hawk-moth Hyles livornica Shuttle-shaped Dart A.puta
(scarcer species to right) Sword-grass Hawk-moth Underwing Willow   back Moth Pearl Veneer Convolvulus Hawk-moth Agrius convolvuli Gem Orthonama obstipata Small Marbled Eublemma parva
red = first Irish Agrotis Macroglossum Peridroma Spodoptera Autographa Plutella Udea Nomophila Cosmopolitan Mythimna loreyi Great Brocade Eurois occulta Vestal Rhodometra sacraria Antigastra catalaunalis
orange = first reported of year ipsilon stellatarum saucia exigua gamma xylostella ferrugalis noctuella Death's Head Hawk-moth Acherontia atropos Ni Moth Trichoplusia ni White-speck Mythimna unipuncta Palpita vitrealis

August 2009

Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
August Co Wexford Wexford H12 + + www.wexfordnaturalists.com/gaggle.php

Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
August Co Wexford Wexford H12 + + www.wexfordnaturalists.com/gaggle.php
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
22-30_Aug Cape Clear Island Cork H3 3 1 Eamonn O'Donnell per MothsIreland newsgrp
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
30-Aug Brownstown Head Waterford H6 1 X6197 day obs PM Walsh
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
29-Aug Brownstown Head Waterford H6 1 1 5 X6298 at light PM Walsh
29-Aug " Waterford H6 3 X69 day obs PM Walsh
29-Aug Tramore town Waterford H6 1 1 9 S578014 at light Tony Bryant
29-Aug " Waterford H6 12 S578014 dusk obs Tony Bryant
29-Aug Tramore Burrow Waterford H6 6 7 S6100 day obs Tony Bryant
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
28-Aug Brownstown Head Waterford H6 1 2 2 X6298 at light PM Walsh
28-Aug Tramore town Waterford H6 5 8 S578014 at light Tony Bryant
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
27-Aug Tramore town Waterford H6 1 3 1 8 S578014 at light Tony Bryant
27-Aug " Waterford H6 5 S578014 dusk obs Tony Bryant
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
26-Aug Tramore town Waterford H6 2 15 1 Crocidosema plebejana S578014 at light Tony Bryant
26-Aug " Waterford H6 3 S578014 dusk obs Tony Bryant
26-Aug Tramore Burrow Waterford H6 1 S6100 day obs Tony Bryant
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
25-Aug Carnmoyne, Ahogill Armagh H37 10+ mostly at Buddleia (3 seen by day) night obs Frank Turtle per www.bnci.org.uk
25-Aug Tramore town Waterford H6 6 S578014 dusk obs Tony Bryant
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
23-Aug Cronykeery Wicklow H20 2 2 2 4 T2998 at light Angus Tyner per MothsIreland newsgrp
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
22-Aug Carrowarlin, Strangford Down H38 20+ flowery fields, among Knapweed etc Ian Rippey per www.bnci.org.uk
22-Aug Sheepland, Ardglass Down H38 6+ Ian Rippey per www.bnci.org.uk
22-Aug Brownstown Head Waterford H6 1 X6298 at light PM Walsh
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
21-Aug Slieve Gullion Forest Armagh H37 1 field of Knapweed etc Ian Rippey per www.bnci.org.uk
21-Aug Brownstown Head Waterford H6 3 10 X6298 at light PM Walsh
21-Aug " Waterford H6 3 Buddleia & Hebe X6298 dusking PM Walsh

Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
17-Aug Shanakill Dublin H21 2 on Valerian Brian Danaher per www.butterflyireland.com
17-Aug Tramore Burrow Waterford H6 2 S6100 day obs Tony Bryant
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
16-Aug Tramore town Waterford H6 2 1 4 S578014 at light Tony Bryant
16-Aug " Waterford H6 18 S578014 dusk obs Tony Bryant
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
15-Aug Ballineanig, Ballyferriter Kerry H1 1 Q359041 Jill Crosher
15-Aug Brownstown Head Waterford H6 3 5 X6298 at light PM Walsh
15-Aug " Waterford H6 5 Hebe, Escallonia & Fuschia X6298 dusk obs PM Walsh
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
14-Aug Brownstown Head Waterford H6 4 X6298 at light PM Walsh
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
13-Aug Great Newtown Head, Tramore Waterford H6 175 5 X5698 day obs Tony Bryant
13-Aug Newtown Cove, Tramore Waterford H6 15 X5799 day obs Tony Bryant
13-Aug Tramore town Waterford H6 1 3 1 4 S578014 at light Tony Bryant
13-Aug " Waterford H6 25 S578014 dusk obs Tony Bryant
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
12-Aug Tramore town Waterford H6 37 S578014 dusk obs Tony Bryant
12-Aug Tramore saltmarsh and embankments Waterford H6 1 S6000 day obs Tony Bryant
Date Site County VC DSG HHM PU SMW SY DbM RdP RV Other species / notes Grid ref Method Recorder
11-Aug Great Newtown Head, Tramore Waterford H6 200 1 X5698 day obs Tony Bryant
11-Aug Newtown Cove, Tramore Waterford H6 17 X5799 day obs Tony Bryant
11-Aug Tramore town Waterford H6 1 4 6 4 S578014 at light Tony Bryant
11-Aug " Waterford H6 70 S578014 dusk obs Tony Bryant

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

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SY

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10-Aug

Tramore town

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

16

 

 

 

 

S578014

dusk obs

Tony Bryant

10-Aug

Tramore Burrow

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

S6100

day obs

Tony Bryant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

DbM

RdP

RV

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09-Aug

Gibb's Isd, Strangford Lough

Down

H38

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

J509495

 

S Brook per www.bcni.org.uk

09-Aug

nr Coolorta

Clare

H9

 

 

 

 

4

 

 

 

 

 

day obs

Kevin Hannan per MothsIreland newsgrp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

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SY

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08-Aug

Belturbet

Cavan

H30

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

feeding at flowers

 

 

Margreet & Jaap Besterveld per www.bcni.org.uk

08-Aug

Brownstown Head

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

X6298

at light

PM Walsh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

DbM

RdP

RV

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07-Aug

Brownstown Head

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

X6298

at light

PM Walsh

07-Aug

Tramore town

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

S578014

at light

Tony Bryant

07-Aug

"

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

40

 

 

 

 

S578014

dusk obs

Tony Bryant

07-Aug

Tramore Burrow

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S6100

day obs

Tony Bryant

07-Aug

Tramore saltmarsh and embankments

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

6

 

 

1

 

S6000

day obs

Tony Bryant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

DbM

RdP

RV

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Method

Recorder

06-Aug

Mountstewart

Down

H38

 

 

 

 

6+

 

 

 

grass & undergrowth

J559270

 

David McCormick per www.bcni.org.uk

06-Aug

Great Newtown Head, Tramore

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

16

 

 

 

 

X5698

day obs

Tony Bryant

06-Aug

Newtown Cove, Tramore

Waterford

H6

 

1

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

X5799

day obs

Tony Bryant

06-Aug

Tramore town

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

1

1

 

 

 

S578014

at light

Tony Bryant

06-Aug

"

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

5

 

 

 

 

S578014

dusk obs

Tony Bryant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

DbM

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05-Aug

Collins Ave, Waterford city

Waterford

H6

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S61

day obs

Tadhg O'Carroll

05-Aug

Tramore town

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

S578014

dusk obs

Tony Bryant

05-Aug

Cronykeery

Wicklow

H20

 

 

 

 

2

4

 

 

light-trap in polytunnel

T2998

at light

Angus Tyner per MothsIreland newsgrp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

DbM

RdP

RV

Other species / notes

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Method

Recorder

04-Aug

Tramore town

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

S578014

at light

Tony Bryant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

DbM

RdP

RV

Other species / notes

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Method

Recorder

02-Aug

Brownstown Head

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

X6298

at light

PM Walsh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

DbM

RdP

RV

Other species / notes

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Method

Recorder

01-Aug

Brownstown Head

Waterford

H6

2

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

X6298

at light

PM Walsh

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

DbM

RdP

RV

Other species / notes

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Method

Recorder

27-Jul

various

various

 

 

 

 

 

++

 

 

 

mainly 1s or 2s, sometimes around double figures

 

 

Ian Rippey per MothsIreland newsgrp

to 9-Aug

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

July 2009

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

DbM

RdP

RV

Other species / notes

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Method

Recorder

31-Jul

Cronykeery

Wicklow

H20

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

100+ Silver Y larvae in polytunnel

T2998

 

Angus Tyner per MothsIreland newsgrp

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

DbM

RdP

RV

Other species / notes

Grid ref

Method

Recorder

30-Jul

Glengormley

Antrim

H39

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

P. McHaffie per www.bcni.org.uk

30-Jul

Carrickavrantry 

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

S5501/S5502

day obs

Tony Bryant

30-Jul

Tramore town

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

7

 

 

 

 

S5701

dusk obs

Tony Bryant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

DbM

RdP

RV

Other species / notes

Grid ref

Method

Recorder

29-Jul

nr Goat Island, Ardmore

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

X171769

at light

PM Walsh

29-Jul

Great Newtown Hd, Tramore

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

42

 

 

 

 

X5698

day obs

Tony Bryant

29-Jul

Newtown Cove, Tramore

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

X5799

day obs

Tony Bryant

29-Jul

Tramore town

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

1

2

 

 

 

S578014

at light

Tony Bryant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

DbM

RdP

RV

Other species / notes

Grid ref

Method

Recorder

26-Jul

Tramore town

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

S578014

dusk obs

Tony Bryant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

DbM

RdP

RV

Other species / notes

Grid ref

Method

Recorder

25-Jul

Carnmoyne. Ahogill

Antrim

H39

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

Frank Turtle per www.bcni.org.uk

25-Jul

Mountstewart

Down

H38

 

 

 

 

10+

 

 

 

feeding on Buddleia

 

 

David McCormick per www.bcni.org.uk

25-Jul

Brownstown Head

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

X6298

at light

PM Walsh

25-Jul

Ram Head

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

24

 

 

2

 

X1976/X2076

day obs

PM Walsh

25-Jul

Tramore town

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

S5701

dusk obs

Tony Bryant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

DbM

RdP

RV

Other species / notes

Grid ref

Method

Recorder

24-Jul

Tramore town

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

3

1

 

 

 

S578014

day/dusk obs

Tony Bryant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

DbM

RdP

RV

Other species / notes

Grid ref

Method

Recorder

23-Jul

Great Newtown Hd, Tramore

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

8

 

 

 

 

X5698

day obs

Tony Bryant

23-Jul

Newtown Cove, Tramore

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

3

 

 

 

 

X5799

day obs

Tony Bryant

23-Jul

Tramore town

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

S578014

at light

Tony Bryant

23-Jul

"

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

S578014

dusk obs

Tony Bryant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

DbM

RdP

RV

Other species / notes

Grid ref

Method

Recorder

22-Jul

Tramore Burrow

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

S6100

day obs

Tony Bryant

22-Jul

Tramore town

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

S578014

dusk obs

Tony Bryant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

DbM

RdP

RV

Other species / notes

Grid ref

Method

Recorder

21-Jul

Tramore town

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

S578014

dusk obs

Tony Bryant

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

DbM

RdP

RV

Other species / notes

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Method

Recorder

20-Jul

Lagan Towpath, Lisburn

Antrim

H39

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

David Nixon per www.bcni.org.uk

20-Jul

Sheepland, nr Ardglass

Down

H38

 

1

 

 

2

 

 

 

reasonably fresh looking HHM

 

 

Ian Rippey

20-Jul

Tramore town

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

S578014

at light

Tony Bryant

20-Jul

"

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

S578014

dusk obs

Tony Bryant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

DbM

RdP

RV

Other species / notes

Grid ref

Method

Recorder

19-Jul

Tramore town

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

S578014

at light

Tony Bryant

19-Jul

"

Waterford

H6

 

1

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

S578014

day/dusk obs

Tony Bryant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

DbM

RdP

RV

Other species / notes

Grid ref

Method

Recorder

18-Jul

Brownstown Head

Waterford

H6

1

 

 

 

4

 

 

1

 

X6298

at light

PM Walsh

18-Jul

Tramore town

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

S578014

dusk obs

Tony Bryant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

DbM

RdP

RV

Other species / notes

Grid ref

Method

Recorder

17-Jul

Ballineanig, Ballyferriter

Kerry

H1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

Q359041

at light

Jill Crosher

17-Jul

Carrickavrantry 

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

S5501/S5502

day obs

Tony Bryant

17-Jul

Tramore town

Waterford

H6

1

 

 

 

1

1

 

1

 

S578014

at light

Tony Bryant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

DbM

RdP

RV

Other species / notes

Grid ref

Method

Recorder

16-Jul

Deerpark, Ballycrissane

Galway

H17

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M859130

 

Alex Copland

16-Jul

Tramore town

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

S578014

dusk obs

Tony Bryant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

DbM

RdP

RV

Other species / notes

Grid ref

Method

Recorder

15-Jul

Cliff Road, Tramore

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S5700

day obs

Tony Bryant

15-Jul

Great Newtown Hd, Tramore

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

4

 

X5698

day obs

Tony Bryant

15-Jul

Tramore Burrow

Waterford

H6

2

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

S617002

at light

Tony Bryant

15-Jul

Tramore saltmarsh

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

S6000

dusk obs

Tony Bryant

15-Jul

Tramore town

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

 

1

 

3

 

S578014

at light

Tony Bryant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

DbM

RdP

RV

Other species / notes

Grid ref

Method

Recorder

14-Jul

Deerpark, Ballycrissane

Galway

H17

 

1

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

M859130

 

Alex Copland

14-Jul

Tramore town

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

3

 

S578014

at light

Tony Bryant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

DbM

RdP

RV

Other species / notes

Grid ref

Method

Recorder

13-Jul

Tramore town

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

S578014

at light

Tony Bryant

13-Jul

"

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

S5701

day obs

Tony Bryant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

DbM

RdP

RV

Other species / notes

Grid ref

Method

Recorder

12-Jul

Tramore town

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

 

2

 

3

 

S578014

at light

Tony Bryant

12-Jul

"

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

1

 

 

 

 

S578014

dusk obs

Tony Bryant

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Date

Site

County

VC

DSG

HHM

PU

SMW

SY

DbM

RdP

RV

Other species / notes

Grid ref

Method

Recorder

11-Jul

Tramore town

Waterford

H6

 

 

 

 

2

 

 

 

 

S578014

dusk obs

Tony Bryant

Date Site County VC DSG