Kilkenny | National Parks & Wildlife Service

Ballykeeffe Wood Nature Reserve

Location:
12 km south-west of Kilkenny situated on a prominent limestone hill.
GPS:
Latitude: 52.612
Longitude: -7.394
Area (ha.):
55.4
Animals and plants of interest:
A young ash woodland with pedunculate oak and abundant bramble and bluebells.
Established:
Ownership:
State-owned

Fiddown Island Nature Reserve

Location:
7 km east of Carrick-on-Suir.
GPS:
Latitude: 53.068
Longitude: -7.93
Area (ha.):
21
Animals and plants of interest:
An alluvial woodland dominated by tree willows formerly used for basket making. The vegetation is characterised by tall herbs, sedges and grasses. It is covered in willow scrub and bordered by reed swamps - the only known site of its type in Ireland.
Established:
1988
Ownership:
State-owned

Garryricken Woods Nature Reserve

Location:
6 km south-west of Callan
GPS:
Latitude: 52.497
Longitude: -7.412
Area (ha.):
28
Animals and plants of interest:
This reserve consists of two parts and contains a mixture of ash, oak and birch woodland on a variety of soil types.
Established:
Ownership:
State-owned

Kyledohir Wood Nature Reserve

Location:
5 km south-west of Callan.
GPS:
Latitude: 52.533
Longitude: -7.453
Area (ha.):
59
Animals and plants of interest:
Mixed, young oak-ash-elm woodland on a low-lying site with moisture-loving species.
Established:
Ownership:
State-owned