We had a busy week last week in Tralee, County Kerry, Ireland. As previously mentioned, we've been working for Tralee Town Council on the development of the Tralee Bay Wetlands Centre. The wetland habitats that we designed last year are establishing well with bird species already being spotted from the paths and hides, including Mute Swans, Grey Herons, various ducks and gulls, and even Curlew.
The focus last week was to install the interpretation inside the brand new visitor centre. A suite of graphics, audiovisual presentations, interactive IT exhibits, walkthrough experiences and hands-on fun have been designed and all started to take shape with help from some students from the Wildlife Biology course at the Institute of Technology Tralee (ITT). Thanks very much guys!
On Saturday the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Jimmy Deenihan, visited to check on progress and gave some very positive feedback. The centre is due to open officially in the Spring so check back to see some more photos of our latest visitor centre development. The photo below, by Aidan Murphy, is of some of the students helping our subcontractor, Nick from W19 Design, to 'plant' a sculptural reedbed.