LAOIS conservationist and ornithologist Ricky Whelan is featured in a new book entitled Irish working lives.
He is originally from Mountmellick but is now living in Derrylusk, Mountrath. Ricky works as a project manager with BirdWatch Ireland, is founding chairman of the Laois-Offaly branch of the Irish Wildlife Trust and chairman of the Abbeyleix Bog Project.
Irish working lives is written by Marie Louise O’Donnell, with images by award-winning photographer Eric Luke.
The book was launched recently by broadcasters Pat Kenny and Seán O’Rourke.