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"One of the most beautiful books I have ever come across".
Pat Kenny, Newstalk.

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The Book is now available in the following Bookshops
Co. Kerry
  1. Kenmare Bookshop - Kenmare
  2. Sneem Bookshop - Sneem
  3. Skellig Giftstore - Waterville
  4. Quirkes newsagents and Bookshop - Cahersiveen
  5. Polymath Bookshop, Tralee

Co. Cork
  1. Blarney Woollen Mills & Meadows and Byrnes, Blarney
To stock the book, please enquire here

Our pre-order list is long and it may take some time to get back to everyone. Many thanks for your patience. We will contact you accordingly to arrange payment and shipping.
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Wild Derrynane Book Front Cover

Hardback, 540 pagesillustrated in full colour with over 2000 images and 600+ species

 With a foreward by Dr. Sylvia Earle
"Hyland has crafted a portrait of change, an urgent call for action and an inspiring message of hope that is relevant globally. And, he makes it personal."

Wild Derrynane - A visual natural history of the Greater Skellig Coast, Wild Atlantic Way, Co. Kerry, Ireland. 

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My shop is undergoing a revamp. I hope to have it live by mid September. 


New Public Art Piece installed... 
Bringing Kenmare Bay into town

Photographs reveal hidden light of Ireland's underwater marine life
Very little is known about the hidden light that emits from a select few of Ireland's underwater marine inshore flora and fauna. The phenomenon occurs when certain marine plants and animals that contain fluorescent proteins absorb, transfer and reemit light in a colourful display known as marine fluorescence... [read more]. Other animals produce their own light in a process called bioluminescence. 

Irish Chamber Orchestra | I Create Online | FIADH’S VOYAGE
Irish Chamber Orchestra

Irish Chamber Orchestra | I Create Online | FIADH’S VOYAGE

A new collaboration between Vincent Hyland and the ICO
The 'I Create Online' initiative inspired by the Irish Chamber Orchestra. With spectacular footage, Vincent explores the cycle of the gannet Fiadh in an evocative maritime adventure. Written, filmed and Produced by Vincent himself, it is narrated by Irish Chamber Orchestra violinist Oonagh Keogh and performed to the ICO's rendition of Felix Mendlesson's Fingal's Cave. Fiadh is inspired by the beauty of the Kerry coastline, its nature and its wild Atlantic seas. 


From a documentary series 'Call of the Wild' recently broadcast on RTE ONE to being featured on RTE's Hot Air - Ireland's Climate crises, Tracks and Trails, Living the Wildlife, Nationwide, Nestwatch 2000 - 1st brood of the Millennium, TG4's An Lá a Rugadh Mé, TV3 The Ice Pack to the BBC's Search for Ireland's Giant Turtles, Vincent has written, directed, narrated, filmed and appeared in a variety of shows for TV. He has also made three feature length documentaries about the coastal wildlife of his beloved place, Derrynane, Kenmare Bay, the Skelligs and the Bull Rock they are; Ireland's Seabirds and Marine Life, The Bay - Kenmare Bay Underwater and Puffins of Skellig Michael. 

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Watch all 5 episodes here...


with Mo Stafford

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Young Explorer with Neil Hyland

Join 12 year old Neil as he explores ancient stone forts, WWII look out posts and underwater marine life 

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Meet Young Explorer and Winner of the National Heritage Week, County Award for Kerry, Neil Hyland. Check out his vlog videos where he explores Caherdaniel's local heritage including Ancient Stone Ring Forts, WWII Look Out Posts and Underwater Marine Life. 

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Augmenting the Sustainable Marine Environment

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)

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20 Stops
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' 


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)

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Vincent works on a range of projects including Augmented Reality pieces for education, outdoor installation 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'.



Exciting walks to explore nocturnal wildlife (bats, moths and marine life) and constellations, stars and planets in the Kerry Dark Sky ReserveVincent 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

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