A visitor from afar

There was great excitement in the school today as many of the classes took the very rare opportunity to see a black swan that has decided to visit its Galway relations here in Claddagh!

Originally native to Australia, and unknown to Europeans for thousands of years, black swans do now breed in some places in Europe, and there have been reports of small numbers in Ireland in recent years. This is, though, the first time we can remember that our own Claddagh swans have met one!