New Fenor Bog Nature Trail Guide

A nature trail guide has recently been completed for Fenor Bog in County Waterford. 

This guide gives visitors information on the history, management, flora and fauna of the site. It also includes a sensory activity that both adults and children can take part in while visiting the bog.

The site is just 16ha in size and was purchased in 1999 by a local action group – Móin Fhionnúrach Development Association – in partnership with the Irish Peatland Conservation Council. Locals cut turf out of Fenor bog up until 1910. Then it was left undisturbed for many years and has regenerated into an alkaline fen peatland. Through the efforts of the local community in Fenor the bog is designated a National Nature Reserve (No. 1697). It is also a storehouse of natural variety – wet woodland dominated by willow and alder, undulating greater tussock sedge vegetation and flat wet wild flower areas. Over 300 species of plant, bird, insect, and animal have been recorded on the site.

Fenor Bog is located on the Copper Coast heritage trail in the village of Fenor, which can be reached by following the R675 coast road from Tramore to Dungarvan. The entrance to the bog is beside the Church car park, which is located on the third class road leading to Ballyscanlon Lake. The local community built a boardwalk on the bog and as a result the site is accessible all year round.

If you are interested in visiting this site the nature trail guide is available by visiting www.ipcc.ie.  Fenor bog can be described as a “haven of peace” and is well worth a visit.

The Irish Peatland Conservation Council is a charity that was set up in 1982 to conserve a representative portion of Irish Peatlands for future generations to enjoy.

Móin Fhionnúrach Development Association was set up in 1998 when Fenor Bog was put on the market for sale. It is a local action group that is responsible for the purchase, management and designation of this site as a National Nature Reserve.

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