A popular wildlife conservationist has hung up his hat after forty years of service in Glenveagh National Park.
Dave Duggan, former Glenveagh park ranger and National Parks and Wildlife Service Divisional Manager, has enjoyed a lifetime of working in one of the most beautiful places in Donegal.
This week, Dave charts a new path into retirement.
Dave took up the position as a ranger in 1981 and worked in the park for seventeen years. During these years he was involved mostly with deer and woodland conservation, bird and plant surveying and leading nature walks.
He later progressed into management with the National Parks and Wildlife Service, as a District Conservation Officer in 1997 and eventually became became Divisional Manager with responsibility for NPWS in the northwest and north midlands counties.
Staff at Glenveagh held a small presentation for Dave and his wife Gráinne this week to wish him a long and healthy retirement.Tags: