Uragh Wood Nature Reserve

Site Details

County
Kerry
Location
On the south-west shore of Lough Inchiquin, west of Kenmare
Area
87
Established
1982
Coordinates
Latitude: 51.804
Longitude: -9.686
Ownership
State-owned
Animals and plants of interest
On the shore of Inchquin Lough, lies this small remnant of ancient oakwood. This habitat is now rare in Ireland as most of the woodland has been cleared away. The wood is largely Sessile Oak with some Birch, Willow and Aspen. Unusual plants include Arbutus unedo known as the Strawberry Tree, Birds Nest Orchid, St. Patrick's Cabbage and some rare lichens. The reserve is also home to Badgers, Foxes, Red Squirrels and birds such as the Jay and Long-eared Owl.