A Black Forest for Ireland

February 25, 2020
Date March 12, 2020
Time 8:00 pm
Location Townhouse Hotel, Naas
Accessibility Fully accessable

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Our Kildare branch invite you to an evening with Cóilín MacLochlainn discussing “A Black Forest for Ireland in Wicklows Avonmore River Valley”.

County Wicklow is known for its many wonderful forest areas but few can rival the beauty of the Vale of Clara. Here the Avonmore River is flanked on either side by broadleaf and evergreen forests as it flows southwards between Laragh and Rathdrum. The Vale is particularly important as a place where old oak woodlands remain intact, particularly on the eastern bank of the river around Croneybyrne. Oak forests would have covered much of Wicklow in the past. A Special Area of Conservation, which ensures the future preservation of this significant piece of natural heritage. The Avonmore Way walking trail provides visitors with an opportunity to stroll through the valley. The oak trees are interspersed with rowan, hazel and holly. A variety of birds are present, including less common species like the Jay, Long-eared Owl, Woodcock and Blackcap.