Wild Dublin

Wild Dublin

Exploring Nature in the City

Written by Éanna Ní Lamhna, Photographs by Anthony Woods, Illustrated by David Daly

This lavish, entertaining and uniquely visual nature book is exciting to read, up to date and comprehensive in its information.

A truly stunning book, full of fascinating facts and beautiful photos, showing a city we thought we knew in a new light.


Reading Association of Ireland Award - 2009

- Short-listed

Paperback: €14.99
Paperback: 192 pages
Size:244x190 mm
ISBN: 9781847171429

Category: Nature

Themes: Animal Life

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Above buildings, beneath rivers and canals, amidst bushes and trees … inside the M50 nature abounds.

A lavish, entertaining and uniquely visual nature book. Exciting to read, up to date and comprehensive in its information.

Minks in the Dodder, whales on the coastline, bats in Raheny, newts in Dundrum, badgers in Rathfarnham, otters in Ringsend – these are just some of the fantastic creatures to be seen in the capital.

Éanna’s intriguing running commentary both entertains and explains, and this is a book for the entire family.

Contains exclusive new photographs by Anthony Woods and specially commissioned watercolours by David Daly.

A truly stunning book, full of fascinating facts and beautiful photos, showing a city we thought we knew in a new light.

Éanna Ní Lamhna

Éanna Ní Lamhna is one of the best-known public figures in Ireland, in particular as a biologist, environmental and wildlife consultant, radio and television presenter, author and educator. Éanna has one of the most instantly recognisable voices on Irish radio and has been for many years a member of the panel of experts on RTÉ’s wildlife programme Mooney Goes Wild. She also served for five years as president of the national environmental charity An Taisce, and is currently president of the Tree Council of Ireland.

Originally from Louth, she now lives in Dublin. Éanna is the author of several popular wildlife books, including Talking Wild, Straight Talking Wild, Wild Things at School and Wild Dublin: Exploring Nature in the City, shortlisted for the Reading Association of Ireland Award.

'a remarkable testimony to what manages to live in the urban jungle … fine photography by Anthony Woods … the detail in the photographs is astonishing'

Books Ireland

'delightful … reveals the wealth of nature that is to be found in Dublin city … informative and unflagging in its enthusiasm'


'Excellent book, generously illustrated by photographer Anthony Woods, a terrific addition to the genre. Apart from its descriptions of creatures and their habitats, there are gems of information'

Irish Independent

'Ní Lamhna has provided a vivid account of the urban flora and fauna and covers a prodigious range of subjects. Words and pictures fuse seamlessly in this lively celebration of nature in Dublin'

Irish Examiner

Teaching Resources: free to view and download

  • Download Activity sheets: Activity 1: We All Live Here ... Interpreting maps of your local area

  • Download Activity sheets: Activity 2: Bird's Eye View: what features in your area would a bird be interested in?

  • Download Activity sheets: Activity 3: What is a bird's favourite colour?

  • Download Activity sheets: Activity 5: Don't rub me up the 'wrong' way, OK! Making bark rubbings

  • Download Activity sheets: Activity 6: Identifying trees

  • Download Activity sheets: Activity 7: Tree poems

  • Download Activity sheets: How big is a tree?

  • Download Activity sheets: How old is a tree?

  • Download Activity sheets: This is MY tree!

  • Download Activity sheets: Tree Champions

  • Download Activity sheets: Tree timelines

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Also by Éanna Ní Lamhna:

Our Wild World
Wild and Wonderful

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