Ireland, Ireland

Wild Derrynane Seashore Nature Walk

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Wild Derrynane Seashore Nature Walk

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20 tour stops


Welcome with Vincent Hyland of Wild Derrynane

Welcome to Derrynane. Meet your guide, who will present an outline of the tour.

3 min

Pre-Famine Potato Ridges

Pre Irish Famine (1845-47) potato growing fields

3 min

Butterfly and Moth Viewing (March to October)

Includes Butterflies of scrub and woodland

3 min

Butterfly and Moth Viewing (March to October)

Includes grassland butterflies and daytime flying moths

4 min

Freshwater Marsh

A freshwater marsh is evidenced by the flower species and animals that live here.

2 min

Wild Flower Viewing (April to September)

Plants as indicators of the phases of sand dune formation

3 min

Bird Sanctuary and Tidal Lagoon

Birds, mammals and invertebrates of the tidal estuary

2 min

Mobile Dunes System

How wind and wave action can erode coastal dunes.

3 min

Wild Flower Viewing (April to September)

In this area look out for Dog Violets, Sand Pansies and Pyramidal Orchids

1 min

Geological formation

Geological Formation of the Derrynane Area

1 min

Ship House and Channel

The ship house is one of the most unusual houses to be seen in the area.

1 min

Birds of the Sand Dunes

Listen to Sky Larks and watch out for Pippits and our local population of Chough

2 min

Lizard and Moth Viewing

Spotting Common Lizard and Burnet Moths

2 min

Seabirds, Whales, Dolphins and Sharks

Watch out for Seabirds, Whales, Dolphins and Basking Sharks

4 min

Interesting Things

A slimy story about birds using stones to extract sails from their shells.

1 min

All about Natterjack Toads

The secret lives of Derrynane's Natterjack Toad population.

3 min

Special Species - Slugs and Lillies

Derrynane's habitat supports three of Ireland's special and most endangered species.

3 min

Derrynane's Seashore Life

ID GUIDE Use the photos in this section to identify any animals or plant you find.

2 min

The Mass Rock

A place of worship in Penal times

1 min

Dawn Chorus at Altar Hill (Dún Braoin)

Listen to bird song and enjoy beautiful views of Derrynane to Skelligs and Bull Rocks

2 min


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

1) 20 stops with narration
2) Text descriptions
3) Over 200 photos
4) 3 videos including underwater animals, natterjack toads and hummingbird hawkmoths
5) Bird song and calls
7) ID guides to Butterflies, Wild Flowers, Birds (land and sea), Marine life (above and below water).
8) 35 challenges with questions, multiple choice, cloze tests, picture choice and audio identification.

This Virtual tour is designed for schools and colleges wishing to explore a typical seashore and sand dune habitat. You can visit Derrynane and use the app to walk the actual seashore nature trail where you can see the plants and animals in real life.

Alternatively, you can take your class to a similar seashore habitat and use this resource as a field guide for ID of plants and animals outdoors.

Managed by the Office of Public Works, this walk was the first seashore nature trail to be developed in the Republic of Ireland.

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