Welcome to Derrynane. Meet your guide, who will present an outline of the tour.3 min
Pre Irish Famine (1845-47) potato growing fields3 min
Includes Butterflies of scrub and woodland3 min
Includes grassland butterflies and daytime flying moths4 min
A freshwater marsh is evidenced by the flower species and animals that live here.2 min
Plants as indicators of the phases of sand dune formation3 min
Birds, mammals and invertebrates of the tidal estuary2 min
How wind and wave action can erode coastal dunes.3 min
In this area look out for Dog Violets, Sand Pansies and Pyramidal Orchids1 min
Geological Formation of the Derrynane Area1 min
The ship house is one of the most unusual houses to be seen in the area.1 min
Listen to Sky Larks and watch out for Pippits and our local population of Chough2 min
Spotting Common Lizard and Burnet Moths2 min
Watch out for Seabirds, Whales, Dolphins and Basking Sharks4 min
A slimy story about birds using stones to extract sails from their shells.1 min
The secret lives of Derrynane's Natterjack Toad population.3 min
Derrynane's habitat supports three of Ireland's special and most endangered species.3 min
ID GUIDE Use the photos in this section to identify any animals or plant you find.2 min
A place of worship in Penal times1 min
Listen to bird song and enjoy beautiful views of Derrynane to Skelligs and Bull Rocks2 min
A secret world of wildlife discovery awaits
This premium discovery tour brings the wildlife sights and sounds of Derrynane's Special Conservation Area to life. Set within Derrynane's beautiful National Historic Park, this tour provides insights into everything that burrows, crawls, walks, jumps, swims, or flies.
With 20 marked stops, you will discover birds, flowers, butterflies and marine life. Photo i.d. guides, audio and video provide rare insights into this hidden world. Look, listen, watch and learn about Natterjack Toads. Go underwater to see the world's second largest fish - the Basking Shark - an annual visitor. Find out about Whales and Dolphins, unusual Butterflies. Learn about wonderful Wild Flowers. Discover pre-famine potato growing ridges. Listen to the Songbirds of the Sand Dunes.
Managed by the Office of Public Works, this walk was the first seashore nature trail to be developed in the Republic of Ireland. A visit to Daniel O'Connell's house is highly recommended.