Clare | National Parks & Wildlife Service

Ballyteigue Nature Reserve

Location:
Situated 2 km east of Lisdoonvarna, Co. Clare.
GPS:
Latitude: 53.026
Longitude: -9.266
Area (ha.):
6.4

It consists of 5 parcels of wet meadow heath. These are being managed in the traditional way for hay making with the objective of maintaining them as examples of wet meadows found over the shale soils of the region. 

Animals and plants of interest:
The habitat is primarily molinia meadows (wet grassland). The Marsh Orchid is found in abundance on the site. Hare, Snipe, Common Frog and Orange Tip Butterfly can also be found on the site.
Established:
1986
Ownership:
State-owned

Caher (Murphy) Nature Reserve

Location:
In the Slieve Aughty Mountain Range.
GPS:
Latitude: 53.001
Longitude: -8.644
Area (ha.):
9
Established:
1980
Ownership:
State-owned

Dromore Nature Reserve

Location:
10 km north of Ennis.
GPS:
Latitude: 52.923
Longitude: -8.967
Area (ha.):
370

For more information, see the Burren National Park website.

Established:
1985
Ownership:
State-owned

Keelhilla (Slieve Carron) Nature Reserve

Location:
Situated in the north-east edge of the Burren plateau.
GPS:
Latitude: 53.085
Longitude: -8.996
Area (ha.):
145.5

A good example of karst topography containing three distinct vegetation communities i.e. woodland, scrub grassland and pavement. 

Established:
1986
Ownership:
State-owned