Ireland, Ireland

The Maharees

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The Maharees

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20 tour stops

1

Start here at the heritage trail sign

Introduction to the Maharees Special Area of Conservation

5 min
2

The Village of old Maherabeg

The village of old Maherabeg

2 min
3

Moths, Butterflies and Skylarks

Look out for butterflies and daytime flying moths. Listen to the song of the skylark.

4 min
4

An Biorr - Limestone rocks, fossils, rockpool life

Carboniferous limestone outcrop. Explore fossils and rock pool flora and fauna

4 min
5

Beneath the waves - Marine life of the Maharees

The bay is home to populations of locally endangered Undulate Rays and White Skate

1 min
6

Brent Geese and Otters

Otters foraging along the shoreline and in late autumn the arrival of Brent Geese

3 min
7

Scairt, the famine, a sloop runs ashore & Milleach

The effects of the famine on the Maharees and the grounding of the sloop 'Industry'

3 min
8

Kilshannig church and the Chi Rho cross

A 7th century church and the legend of the Chi Rho Cross slab

2 min
9

The Seven Hogs - the Islands of the Maharees

The islands of Scraggane bay

 
10

Birds of the dunes, islands and surrounds

Terns, fulmars, guillemots and other birds

4 min
11

Ceann duimhche (the head of the dunes)

The village of Ceann Duimhche

2 min
12

The Well at Ceann Duimhche

Here you will find the remnants of one of the most popular wells on the Maharees

1 min
13

Maharees National School

Two national schools were built. The first principal arrived in 1850.

2 min
14

The Pump

The Pump was constructed in October 1874 on foot of an outbreak of Scarlatina

1 min
15

Fahamore

The name is derived from a large area of commonage close to the village.

3 min
16

Carr a' Locha

Carr a' Locha provided stone and food - a reason why people settled in the area

6 min
17

Brandon bay Dolphins - The bay needs protecting!

This beautiful bay is visited by cetaceans from the Shannon Dolphin group

3 min
18

Sand Dune Conservation

The work of the Maharees Conservation Association

52 s
19

Natterjack Toads

All about Natterjack Toads

5 min
20

Flowers of the dunes, seashore and surrounds

A wonderful array of beautiful wildflowers growing amongst the sand dunes.

1 min

Overview

This version includes the full App and a trivia 'Test your knowledge' quiz.

Featuring
1) 20 stops with narration
2) Text descriptions
3) Over 100 photos
4) 4 videos including underwater marine life, natterjack toads, choughs and bottlenose dolphins
5) Bird song and calls
7) ID guides to Butterflies, Wild Flowers, Birds (land and sea), Marine life (above and below water).

A self-guided curated audio tour delving into the history, folklore, flora and fauna of Ireland's most famous tombola landscape - the Maharees. Situated along the Wild Atlantic Way coastline this large sand spit extends northwards out into Tralee and Brandon Bay, Co. Kerry. With a backdrop of spectacular mountains and pristine seas the Maharees special area of conservation is noted for special species including natterjack toads, orchids and mobile sand dune habitat. The trail is a 7 km looped trail set along the shoreline, across old roadways and paths.

This project was funded by the Heritage Council

Itinerary 9.7 km / 3:00

Offline map included

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