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Aghanoran Lake
Longford
Midlands East
One mile east of Lough Gowna
Tel. NA
Fishing lake.

Altmore Fisheries And Open Farm
Tyrone
Northern Ireland
32 Altmore Road, Pomeroy
Tel. 028 8775 8977
Sheep farm, thatched cottage museum, two working waterwheels, rare breeds of domestic fowl, farm tours, fly fishing/bait fishing lakes.

Ards Forest Park
Donegal
North-west
On N56 between Creeslough and Dunfanaghy at Sheephaven Bay
Tel. 074 9121139
Beaches, rivers, walks, sand dunes, viewing points, historical and archaeological features.

Ark Open Farm
Down
Northern Ireland
Newtownards to Bangor dual carriageway A21
Tel. 028 9182 0445
Family attraction; 40 acres; rare and endangered domestic animals include cattle, sheep, pigs, and poultry; llamas; tame wallabies; red deer; pet corner; indoor and outdoor adventure play areas; pony rides; nature walk
Website: The Ark Open Farm

Arranmore Island Boat Trip
Donegal
North-west
Tel. 075 20532
Twenty minute boat trips, run hourly in summer to island off west coast of Donegal.

Avondale House and Forest Park
Wicklow
Midlands East
Rathdrum, 1.5 miles south
Tel. 0404 46111
House, built 1777, was birthplace of Charles Stewart Parnell, political leader of modern Ireland; 500 acre forest park with nature trails and walks; collection of trees and shrubs; picnic area; shop; restaurant; tea room; AV presentation; guided tour of house; parking.

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Ballykeenan House Pet Farm and Aviary
Carlow
South-east
Off Carlow Rosslare road near Mysall village
Tel. 0503 57665

Ballykelly Forest
Derry (Londonderry)
6 Forest Rd, Ballykelly
Tel. 028 2955 6003
Picnic area, walks, jogging trail; 19th-century water mills at Carrickhugh.

Barrontop Farm
Tyrone
Northern Ireland
35 Barron Road, Strabane
Tel. 028 7139 8649
Working farm with baby animals and rare breeds; tea room.

Belvoir Park Forest
Antrim
Northern Ireland
Belfast
Belfast Harbour Estate, Belvoir Park Forest, Belfast, A2 towards Bangor
Tel. 028 9147 9009
Headquarters of RSPB; lagoon and mudflats on Belfast Lough; waders and wildfowl, hides and viewing points.

Black Bog Area Of Special Scientific Interest
Tyrone
Northern Ireland
Omagh, access from Black Bog road at north of site
Tel. 028 3885 1102 or 028 8224 7831
Raised bog of deep peat on north Owenreagh river.

Blessington Lakes
Wicklow
Midlands East
In Wicklow Mountains
Tel. NA
Scenic drive; manmade lakes covering 5000 acres of water.

Burren Bird of Prey Centre
Clare
Shannon
Ballyvaughan, at the Aillwee Cave complex
Tel. 0 65 707 7036
Flight demonstrations of eagles, buzzards, owls, and falcons; hawk walks; shop; parking; visit the Aillwee cave on same day as this is part of the complex.

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Carrick-a-Rede
Antrim
Northern Ireland
119a Whitepark Rd, Ballintoy, Co Antrim
On the B15, seven miles east of Bushmills; five miles west of Ballycastle
Tel. 028 2076 9839 (Warden)
National Trust property; rock island connected to mainland by rope bridge; viewing platform on mainland; tea-room; interpretive panels; parking.

Castle Archdale Country Park and Museum
Fermanagh
Northern Ireland
Near Lisnarrick on B82, three miles south of Kesh
Tel. 028 6862 1588
Woodland walks, marina, natural history exhibits, access to White Island; museum has displays and exhibits on farm equipment, Castle Archdale at war, and Lough Erne exhibition.

Castle Caldwell Forest Park
Fermanagh
Northern Ireland
On A47, four miles east Belleek
Tel. 028 6634 3032
RSPB reserve with wildfowl hides, walks, castle ruins, woodland, picnic sites.

Castle Espie Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust
Down
Northern Ireland
Strangford Lough, 78 Ballydrain Rd, Killinchy Rd, Comber, on the A22
Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust outdoor centre with lakes and wildfowl; walks; refreshments; parking.

Castle Ward
Down
Northern Ireland
Strangford, Downpatrick, overlooking Lough Strangford
Tel. 028 4488 1204
National Trust property; 18th-century eccentric house with two distinctly different styles, classical and Gothic; Old Castle Ward; 332-hectare (820-acre) walled demesne; walking trails; exotic garden; woodland; Temple Water; wildlife centre; vistas; farmyard; children's pastimes centre; laundry room; cornmill; lead mine; saw mill; stableyard; shop; second-hand bookshop; tea-room; caravan site.

Castlecomer Discovery Park and Coal Mining Museum
Kilkenny
South-east
Estate Yard, Castlecomer
15kms north of Kilkenny city on the N78, just outside Castlecomer Town
Tel. 056 444 0707
In former gardens and stableyards of Wandesforde Estate; interactive multimedia display tracing history of coal formation and mining in the area; models; displays; fossils; artefacts; AV presentations; 80 acres of woodlands with pathways; angling lakes; rare animals in former walled garden; playground; cafe; picnic area; shop; craftspeople; parking
Web: Discovery Park

Castledawson Open Farm
Derry (Londonderry)
Leitrim Road, one mile north of Castledawson.
Tel. 028 7946 8207
Rare fowl breeds, goats, rabbits, Jacob, and Soya sheep. Dexter cattle, guinea pigs, miniature Shetland ponies. Traditional thatched cottage. Teas.

Castlewellan Forest Park, Peace Maze, National Arboretum and Gardens
Down
Northern Ireland
Castlewellan, A50
Waymarked walks, fishing, nature watching, canoeing, sculpture trail, pony trekking, largest hedged maze in the world. Tearoom, caravan and camping sites.

Cave Hill Country Park and Heritage Centre
Antrim
Northern Ireland
Antrim Rd, four miles north of Belfast; heritage centre in Belfast castle
Tel. 028 9077 6925 or 9037 1013
>Neolithic caves, trails.

Clara Bog
Offaly (North)
Midlands East
South of Clara town on L113
National Reserve; peatland with flora and fauna of note.

Cliffs of Moher and O’Brien’s Tower
Clare
Shannon
Three miles west of Liscannor
Tel. 0 61 360788 for details
Famous limestone cliffs overlooking Atlantic Ocean; UNESCO geo park; paths along cliff edge; bird watching; visitor information centre; 1835 tower with views; parking charge; shop; cafe; coffee shop
Web: Cliffs of Moher

Colin Glen Forest Park and Park Centre
Antrim
Northern Ireland
15 minutes from Belfast city centre at 163 Stewartstown Rd, Dunmurry
Tel. 028 9061 4115
200 acre forest park with woodland, river, waterfalls, ponds, wildlife, exhibitions, shop, AV presentations.

Collwood Wildlife Sanctuary
Kerry (South)
South-west
Killarney

Connemara National Park Visitor Centre
Galway
West
Letterfrack, Galway, on the N59
Tel. 0 95 41054
Information on Connemara National Park.

Coole Park and Visitor Centre
Galway
West
Gort
Tel. 091 631804
Nature reserve with walks and trails, lake; exhibition by guided tour only; AV presentations; tearoom; parking.

Crawfordsburn Country Park
Down
Northern Ireland
Bridge’s Rd South, Helen’s Bay
Glen and coastal walks, visitor centre.

Crom Estate
Fermanagh
Northern Ireland
Upper Lough Erne, Newtownbutler
Tel. 028 6773 8118
National Trust property; islands, woodland, historic ruins.

Curraghchase Forest Park
Limerick
Shannon
On the Shannon inlet west of Limerick city
Tel. NA
60 acre park with ruined former home of poet Aubrey de Vere.

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Dartfield Horse Museum and Park
Galway
West
Killreekill, near Loughrea
Tel. 091 843968
350 acre park; museum with detailed information on the horse; AV presentation; live demonstrations; café; shop; walks
Web: Dartfield Horsepark and Museum

Davagh Forest
Tyrone
Northern Ireland
6 Forest Road, ten miles north-west of Cookstown at Sperrin mountain foothills
Tel. 028 2955 6003
Trails, walks, wildlife.

Delamont Country Park
Down
Northern Ireland
On A22 near Strangford Lough and north of Downpatrick
Tel. 028 4482 8333
Miniature railway, tallest megalith in Ireland (Strangford stone), caravan and camping, shop, outdoor activities.

Derrycassan Wood
Longford
Midlands East
On shoreline of Lough Gowna
Tel. NA
Forest, riverside, and lakeshore walks.

Donadea Forest Park
Kildare
Midlands East
On R407 to Kilcock near Clane, south of Maynooth
640 acres; site of the 17th c Aylmer castle (now ruined); mixed woodland; lake; ice-house; St Peter’s church; nature trails; grove of beech; red and gray squirrels; picnic site; coffee shop; parking not always open; shop in summer.

Doneraile Park
Cork
South-west
Doneraile
Tel. 353 22 24244
412 acres with 18th century landscaped park in style of ‘Capability’ Brown; groves of deciduous trees; water features; deer herds; walking paths; Doneraile Court residence in the park; car park; picnic areas.

Downhill Estate and Mussenden Temple
107 Sea Road, Castlerock
Tel. 028 7084 8728
National Trust property. 18th century estate on a headland with north coast views; Mussenden Temple, mausoleum, gardens, and ruins.

Dromore Wood
Clare
Shannon
Ruan, Ennis
8km north of Ennis off Ennis-Galway road N18
Tel. 353 65 683 7166
1000 acre nature reserve with many different habitats including river, lakes, flood meadows, turloughs, limestone pavement, fen peat, reed beds and species rich woodland; 17th century O’Brien castle by lake; site of two ring forts, lime kiln, Kilakee church and Cahermacreas castle.

Drum Manor Forest Park
Tyrone
Northern Ireland
A505, west of Cookstown
Tel. 028 8676 2774
18th century demesne forest park; shrubs, butterfly garden, Japanese garden, arboretum, ponds, woodlands, walks.

Dungannon Park
Tyrone
Northern Ireland
Moy Road, A29 from Dungannon
Tel. 028 8772 7327
65 acre park with 12-acre lake, woodland, walks, 18th century dam, barbecue area.

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East Coast Nature Reserve
Wicklow
Midlands East
Blackditch, access via pedestrian gate on Sea Road, Six Mile Point
Tel. 01 281 9878
Part of the Murrough Wetlands; refuge for wetland birds and plants; three main habitats: bog, grassland, woodland; boardwalks; bird hides.

ECOS Millennium Environmental Centre
Antrim
Northern Ireland
Kernohans Lane, Ballymena
Tel. 028 2566 4404
Country park with information on wildlife; interactive interpretations in high tech galleries; lake; reed beds' woodland; electric bicycles available for hire.

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Garvagh Forest
Derry (Londonderry)
On western outskirts of Garvagh
Tel. 028 2955 6003
Small wildlife, pond, picnic area, family attraction. Garvagh pyramid is a burial folly created for Lord Garvagh.

Giant’s Causeway
Antrim
Northern Ireland
Near Bushmills B146
Tel. 028 2073 1855 (Moyle Visitor Centre)
Geological site—columns of layered basalt; World Heritage site; Mini-bus from visitor centre to stones; shop, restaurant, visitor centre with video and exhibition; school museum adjacent; managed by the National Trust.

Gleendeer Pet Farm, Westmeath
Westmeath
Midlands East
Curryroe, Drum, Athlone
Detailed directions on Contact Page of website
Tel. 090 643 7147
Six acre open farm and six acre nature walk; opportunities to feed and pet animals; 50 species of animals and birds; picnic area; coffee shop; playground; 1850s restored cottage; old farm machinery; parking
Web: Glendeer Pet Farm

Glen of Aherlow Nature Park
Tipperary (South)
South-east
50 acres of woodland located between the Galtee Mountains and the wooded ridge of Slievenamuck; signposted walking trails; horse riding; cycling; fishing; parking

Glenariff Forest Park
Antrim
Northern Ireland
On A43 Ballymena/Waterfoot road
Tel. 028 217 58232
Glen walk, three waterfalls, trails, visitor centre, shop, restaurant.

Glenmalure Valley and Waterfall
Wicklow
Midlands East
Tel. NA
Scenic drive and walk; u-shaped glacial valley.

Glenroe Open Farm
Wicklow
Midlands East
Kilcoole
Tel. 01 287 2288
Film location for TV series, Glenroe; farm animals; pet corner; farmhouse museum; coffee shop; gift shop; picnic areas; play area; parking

Glenshane Forest
Derry (Londonderry)
7.5 miles from Dungiven on southern side of Glenshane Pass.
Tel. 028 2955 6003
Ulster Way; panoramic views.

Gloster National Forest Park
Tipperary (North)
Shannon
Gloster, 5km north-west of Roscrea
Tel. 0 6133 7322
Car park; picnic site; forest and lakeshore walks.

Golden Grove National Forest Park
Tipperary (North)
Shannon
3.5km from Roscrea, off N62
Tel. 0 61 337 322
Forest walks in mixed woodland; animals; birdlife; bluebells in spring; carpark; picnic sites.

Gosford Forest Park
Armagh
Northern Ireland
7 Gosford Demesne
Markethill
Tel. 028 3755 1277
Rare breeds include heritage poultry; garden; exhibition.

Greenan Farm, Museum and Maze
Wicklow
Midlands East
Ballinanty, Rathdrum
Tel. 0 404 46000
Hedge maze; farm museum; antique Irish bottle museum; animals; nature trails; craft shop; tea-room; special events; parking
Web: Greenanmaze

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Irish Raptor Centre
Sligo
North-west
Templehouse, outside Ballymote
Tel. 0 71 918 9310
Sanctuary for birds of prey and owls; flying shows; pet zoo; parking
Web: Irish Raptor Centre

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Kilbroney National Nature Reserve
Down
Northern Ireland
A24 south of Dundrum
Tel. 028 4375 1467
Sand dunes, heath, woodland, guided walks, visitor centre.

Kilfane Glen and Waterfall
Kilkenny
South-east
Thomastown; turn off N9 north of Thomastown opposite Long Man Pub Tel. 0 56 772 4558
Woodland garden with paths, clifftops, streams, grotto, waterfall.

Kilfane Glen and Waterfall
Kilkenny
South-east
Thomastown; turn off N9 north of Thomastown opposite Long Man Pub
Tel. 056 772 4558
Wooded demesne with 18th century woodland garden and contemporary garden; paths, glen, stream, pools, cascades, grotto, thatched cottage, sculpture trail, pool garden, orchard, wildlife pond.

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Lough Arrow
Sligo
North-west
15 miles south-east of Sligo town
Tel. NA
Brown trout fishery; on western shore is passage tomb cemetery of Carrowkeel.

Lough Boora Parklands and Sculpture Park
Offaly (North)
Midlands East
Teach Lea, Leabeg, Tullamore
Boora, Offaly
Tel: 0506 45885
Centre of cutaway boglands rehabilitation; angling; walking; birdwatching; 50 km of paths in the parklands from a short stroll to 5 km; sculpture park with large scale land and environment sculptures inspired by the natural and industrial legacy of the boglands; Lough Boora mesolithic site; grey partridge conservation project; parking
Web:Loughboora Parklands

Lough Carra
Mayo
West
15 km south of the County Town of Castlebar, 15 km west of Claremorris, 5 km north of Ballinrobe; reached by small country roads and lanes from the N84 road to access points at Moorehall (north-east corner), Brownstown (east shore) and Castleburke (north-west corner)
Tel. NA
Largest marl lake in Ireland; part of Great Western Lakes complex; covers 1560 hectares; joined to Lough Mask by Keel River; islands, bays and promontories; fishing

Lough Erne Cruises
Fermanagh
Northern Ireland
Enniskillen
Tel. 028 6632 2882
Two hour waterbus cruise of Lower Lough Erne, stopping at Devenish Island.

Lough Erne MV Kestrel Cruises
Fermanagh
Northern Ireland
Round O Quay, Enniskillen
Tel. 028 6632 2882
Lower Lough Erne cruises with stop at Devenish Island.

Lough Key Forest and Activity Park
Roscommon
West
N4 Dublin to Sligo Rd, 5km from town of Boyle
Tel. 071 967 3122
Park and estate with broadleaf and conifer trees, follies, bridges, canals, bog garden, and woods; wildlife; historical and archaeological points of interest; audio trail through 19th century tunnels and along tree canopy walk above woodland; children’s adventure playground; restaurant; parking
Web: Lough Key Forest and Activity Park

Lough Neagh Discovery Centre
Armagh
Northern Ireland
Lurgan, Craigavon
Tel. 028 3832 2205
In National Nature Park; walking paths; bird hides; ponds; meadows; picnic and play areas; exhibition; craft shop; café

Lough Ree
Longford
Midlands East
In both county Longford and Roscommon
On River Shannon
Tel. NA
Fifth largest lake in Ireland; boating, fishing, canoeing, water skiing, rowing, windsurfing; islands in the lough include Inchcleraun, location of AD540 monastic settlement with remains of a number of churches.

Lough Rynn Estate
Leitrim
North-west
Mohill
Tel. 071 96 31427
Woodlands, walled gardens, restaurant, craft shop, nature trails, guided tours of historic buildings.

Lough Salach
Longford
Midlands East
Near town of Drumlish
Tel. NA
Fishing lake.

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Maghery Country Park
Armagh
Northern Ireland
Maghery, by Lough Neagh
Tel. 028 3832 2205
Bird watching, nature trails.

Marley House and Park
Dun Laoghaire Rathdown
Greater Dublin
Dublin Dun Laoghaire Rathdown
Grange Rd, Rathfarnham
Tel. not given
300 acre park with 17th century buildings; woods; wildlife; walled garden; sculpture trail; craft centre; children’s playground; skateboard park; golf course; tennis courts; mini train in summer; coffee shop; from city centre bus 15c, 16, 16a, 48.

Millstreet Country Park
Cork
South-west
Millstreet, on Mallow side of Millstreet, turn off opposite Co-Op Store, then right turn at second crossroads
Tel. 029 70810
500 acres with arboretum, rose garden; sensory garden; waterfalls; nature trails; lakeside walks; birds; bronze age stone circle; picnic area; visitor centre; wetlands; restaurant; shop; specialty food shop
Web: Millstreet Country Park

Monicknew Woods
Laois
Midlands East
Monicknew, Mountrath
off R445, near Dysartbeagh
Tel. 0 57 866 0831
Valley in Slieve Bloom mountains; bridge dates from 1840 and is in style of a Roman arch; oak, ash, birch, elm, holly, spruce, larch, lodgepole pine trees; shrubs.

Murlough National Nature Reserve
Down
Northern Ireland
On A24, one mile south of Dundrum
Tel. 028 4375 1467
Boardwalks through sand dunes, woodland, heath, birdwatching, information centre, seasonal events.

Murrins Nature Reserve
Tyrone
Northern Ireland
A505 Omagh to Cookstown Road
Tel. 028 3885 1102 or 028 8224 7831
Heath, blanket bog, small lakes.

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Nano Nagle Centre
Cork
South-west
Mallow, between Mallow and Fermoy near Ballygriffin
Tel. 022 26411
Wildlife sanctuary by river; parking.

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Oxford Island National Nature Reserve
Armagh
Northern Ireland
Lurgan, Craigavon
Tel. 028 3831 1672
National Nature Reserve; walking paths; bird hides; ponds; flower meadows; picnic and play areas; exhibition; craft shop; café

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Pallas Hill Open Farm
Tipperary (North)
Shannon
The Ragg, Thurles
Tel. 0 87 290 9688
Farm; adventure playground; play park; arts and crafts room; views of area hills

Parkanaur Forest Park
Tyrone
Northern Ireland
Castlecaulfield, off A4, west of Dungannon
Tel. 028 8775 9311
White fallow deer, nature trail, oak and beech trees, Victorian garden, wishing well.

Pollardstown Fen
Kildare
Midlands East
Newbridge
Tel. 01 6476000 (Duchas Heritage Service in Dublin)
550 acres, 35 streams, floral habitat.

Pomeroy Forest
Tyrone
Northern Ireland
Pomeroy village
Tel. 028 6634 3032
Nature trails, local wildlife.

Portglenone Forest
Antrim
Northern Ireland
South of Portglenone on A42
Tel. 028 2582 1241 or 2955 6003
Ancient woodland flower species, bluebells in spring.

Portstewart Strand
Derry (Londonderry)
Portstewart
Tel. 028 7083
National Trust property; two-mile long historic duneland and sandy beach; visitor centre; cafe; shop.

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Quoile Pondage Nature Reserve and Countryside Centre
Down
Northern Ireland
Off A25 north of Downpatrick
Tel. 028 4461 5520
Nature reserve and countryside centre with displays on wildlife and history of area.

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Rathlin Island Kebble National Nature Reserve
Antrim
Northern Ireland
Tel. 028 207 63948
Nature reserve; viewpoint at west lighthouse for seabird colonies only with warden.

Rinville Park
Galway
West
Oranmore
Tel. 091 509000
Estate with castle, home, woodland walks; birds and otters to view.

Roe Valley Country Park
Derry (Londonderry)
41 Dogleap Rd, off B192, a mile south of Limavady
Tel. 028 7772 2074
Riverside walk, history trail, bio-diversity trail; site of O'Cahan Castle, O'Cahans Rock, and the Dog Leap.

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Sam More Open Farm
Monaghan
North-west
Three mile house near Monaghan Town
Tel. 0 47 57397 or 086 232
Vintage displays on how life used to be; stationary engines, vintage cars; working forge; animals include alpacas, miniature donkeys, pygmy goats, different breeds of sheep, pygmy hedgehogs, geese, black swans; picnic area; indoor canteen; fairy fort; nature walks; parking.

Scrabo Country Park and Tower
Down
Northern Ireland
203A Scrabo Rd, Signposted from Newtownards, overlooks Strangford Lough
Tel. 028 9181 1491
Views over countryside from top of tower; exhibition and AV show; woodland walks.

Skibbereen Heritage Centre and Lough Hyne Visitor Centre
Cork
South-west
Upper Bridge St, Skibbereen
In old gasworks building on riverside
Tel. 028 40900
Story of the famine; AV presentation; Lough Hyne Visitor Centre has details on the salt water marine lake and nature reserve; archaeology trail; escorted historical walking tours
Web: Skibbereen Heritage Centre

Strangford Lough Wildlife Centre
Down
Northern Ireland
Strangford, off the A25
Tel. 028 4488 1411
National Trust property; bird sanctuary for migrant birds; important seal breeding area; sand flats; hills; islands; woodland; wildlife centre at Castle Ward.

Suck Valley Visitor Centre
Roscommon
West
Athleague
Tel. 0903 63602
Craft shop; cafe; visitor information on local attractions of walking and cycling

Swan Island Open Farm
Leitrim
North-west
Ballinamore
Tel. 049 433 3065
Animal species, marina, restaurant.

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Tannaghmore Gardens, Farm, and Museum
Armagh
Northern Ireland
Craigavon, near Lurgan
Tel. 028 3834 3244
Georgian farmhouse, rare breeds animals, picnic area, waterfowl, barn museum.

Tollymore Forest Park
Down
Northern Ireland
Near Newcastle, off Bryansford Rd
Tel. 028 4372 2428
Wooded landscape with walks, scenic views, wildlife, restaurant, shop, store.

Tomnafinoge Woodland
Wicklow
Midlands East
Halfway between Shiullelagh and Tinahely villages
Tel. NA
Special area of conservation of ancient woodland; giant oak trees; three different walks; river; parking.

Tullyboy Farm
Roscommon
West
Croghan, off the N4, between Boyle and Carrick on Shannon
Tel. 071 966 8031
Especially for children; rural life museum; barn; farm animals to pet and feed; horse ride; adventure playground; small shop; coffee shop; picnic area; parking
Web: Tullyboy Farm

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Ulster Wildlife Centre
Down
Northern Ireland
Lillyleagh Rd, Crossgar
Tel. 028 4483 0282
One-acre site includes a Victorian walled garden, bogland, meadows, woodland, and wildlife pond

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Victoria’s Way Sculpture Park
Wicklow
Midlands East
Tel. 01 281 8505
22 acres of forest and open country; 22 black granite stone Indian sculptures; Indian craft shop; parking
Web: Victoria’s Way Sculpture Park

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Watertop Open Farm
Antrim
Northern Ireland
A2, six miles south-east of Ballycastle
Tel. 028 2076 2576
Farm tours, boating, fishing, sheep shearing, museum, shop, tearoom.

Wexford Wildfowl Reserve
Wexford
South-east
The North Slob, near Curracloe, Wexford
Tel. 053 23129
Geese wintering over; exhibitions and hides; visitor centre; exhibitions; AV presentation; picnic area; car park; slide shows; lectures; free entry.

Woodville Farm
Sligo
North-west
Take R292 to Strandhill signposted on left after 2 km; take the R292 to Knockarea signposted at right after 2 km
Tel. not given
Guided tour of the farm goes through woodland, fields, and historic farm buildings; farm animals.

Woodville Wood
Longford
Midlands East
Lakeshore near Gowna
Tel. NA
Open: open site
Woodland and lakeshore walks.

World of Owls
Antrim
Northern Ireland
32 Mount Shalgus Lane, Randalstown Forest Park
Tel. 028 9447 2307
Owl conservation and birds of prey educational centre; hawks and owls on display; birds in flight weather permitting.

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