New Book - Wild Derrynane
Available Spring 2021
Natural History, Stories, Wildlife Year and
Explorer's Guide by Vincent Hyland
Educational reference book full of wildlife stories, species identification and a full year explorer's guide.
Hardback, 300 pages, full colour
GALLERY & SHOP
Purchase cards, original paintings, illustrated and natural history prints, photographic prints.
Natural History Poster Prints
with Mo Stafford
Meet Young Explorer Neil Hyland
Check out 12-year-old Neil Hyland's video at the top of this article. It is one of a series he made where he explores his local area of Caherdaniel, Co. Kerry, Ireland.
Watch all episodes here...
Available on the RTE PLAYER
EcoTelly® - Augmenting the Sustainable Marine Environment
By Vincent Hyland
A craft based product for the family that you print out and self build.
Uses an augmented reality app to interact with your smart phone or tablet (download required, Android only)
Booklet available from Derrynane House
Smartphoine App available for self guiding
[Watch the video here]
The Derrynane Seashore Nature Trail
'Bringing the seashore to life'
BOOK WALKING TOURS and IRISH TRAD MUSIC SESSIONS
From 2 hours to 4 hours to full day field trips around Wild Derrynane with guide Vincent Hyland. Fully immersive field trips exploring flora, fauna, climate change, local biodiversity and insights into Derrynane's unique ecosystem. Private Irish traditional music sessions on request.
"We are grateful you urged us to get out of the tourist scene in Killarney and get to know Ireland and the Irish People. Vinny is extraordinary. He took us out to Abbey Island for a ecology lesson and hike and then for a private session of traditional Irish music and Rock music combined. We had no idea we'd be in for such an intimate performance".
Private client, Hidden Ireland Tours
FREE GUIDE TO IRISH JELLYFISH
Ever wondered how to identify ~Jellyfish and treat their stings? This free downloadable guide is photographed and written by Vincent Hyland and covers all you need to know about jellyfish and other stinging creatures that visit our waters during the summer months.
Click here to download (.pdf)
PROJECTS, SPEAKER ENGAGEMENTS, TV and BOOKS
Vincent works on a range of projects including Augmented Reality pieces for education, outdoor installations including Derrynane's Seashore Nature Trail and Walk of the Planets. In 2019 he featured in Storied Kerry and performed live at the Sneem Story Telling Festival. Television appearances include a shows such as RTE's Today Show, documentary series include; 'Call of the Wild' which aired on RTE TV in August 2020. RTE's Living the Wildlife and the BBC's Search for Ireland's Giant Turtles. He is writing a new book "Wild Derrynane - Explorers Guide and Wildlife Year'.
PIONEERING OUTDOOR EDUCATION IN A COASTAL SETTING
Outdoor Educator, Underwater Explorer, Technologist, Artist, Musician
Like to know more about coastal habitats including sand dunes, beaches, underwater, woodlands, fields, meadows and islands and their wildlife interrelationships? Would you like to learn how to identify and photograph coastal wildlife including birds, flowers, insects, trees, seaweed, fish and invertebrates? Would you like to study these in glorious Derrynane? Situated on the gulf stream warmed coastal waters of the Skellig Coast in south west Kerry, Vincent offers two hour, half day, full day and longer courses in marine and coastal ecology. Also suitable for schools and aligned to strands in the curriculum these days out are fun filled and informative. Contact Vincent for further details here
PIONEERING OUTDOOR EDUCATION IN A DARK SKY RESERVE
NOCTURNAL WILDLIFE AND ASTRONOMY
Exciting walks to explore nocturnal wildlife (bats, moths and marine life) and constellations, stars and planets in the Kerry Dark Sky Reserve. Vincent was one of the original Kerry International Dark Sky group responsible for obtaining a gold tier award for the area from the International dark Sky Association (IDA).
Creator of the Walk of the Planets App for iOS and Android and available here for free
He is also the pioneer of nocturnal trips exploring marine life above and below water.
Contact Vincent for further details here