Croghan mountain ( including Raheenleagh wind farm)

  • woodland
  • Visited: 05/04/18
Created by: Cáit Nic Gabhann (Gaelscoil An tInbhir Mhoir)
Who participated:
  • 3rd Class

Eco Safari Description

Season of the visit: Spring

We began by getting the bus to the Raheenleagh wind farm entrance. From there we walked through the wind farm and woods up to the summit of Croghan mountain (608m). On the way we got to see some wind turbines, some of the flora and fauna of the area and the source of the River Bann. We followed the blue trail on the trail map which brought us close to the summit. From there we continued across a boggy area to the top. (www.raheenleaghwindfarm.ie)

Our class went on an eco safari to Raheenleagh Wind Farm, Co. Wicklow. Included in this walk was a chance to see the wind turbines as well as walk to the summit of Croghan mountain. On the way we walked passed woods planted by Coillte, the source of the River Bann and some tadpoles which were in puddles close to the summit. We also got to observe the views of the surrounding countryside including the sea.

Points of Interest

Fauna

deer tracks and excrement - these were visible close to the top.

Flora

gorse (May bush) - we picked the flowers to smell (coconut)

Eco Safari Distance

  1. N/A
  2. 0-0.25 km
  3. 0.25-0.5 km
  4. 0.5-0.75 km
  5. 1 km+

Eco Safari Difficulty

Easy
Moderate
Challenging

Duration

  • 2hr+ hours

Facilities

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Did you know?

Grasslands around many airports are allowed to grow long, this discourages large flocks of birds from these areas as they may be a hazard for aircraft.

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tips

Grey Squirrels were brought to Ireland from North America, the Grey competes with the Reds for food and also transmits a disease to them. Grey Squirrels also damage trees so foresters are not fond of them.

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