Just some of the birds and animals that are part of our heritage and can be seen in the area of Skehana
Situated about 5 km north-east of Monivea, mainly in the townlands of Abbert Demesne and Carrowmore, in Co. Galway.
Lichen can be observed in abundance on the stone walls of the area and it is a most important tell tale sign of the absence of air pollution.
The site is a Special Area of Conservation (SAC). Active raised bog comprises areas of high bog that are wet and actively peatforming, where the percentage cover of bog mosses (Sphagnum spp.) is high.
This district is surrounded by bog lands. Many are used turf cutting but they are also a natural habitat for birds, insects and wild life.
It joins the Clare river at Anbally leaving the Abbert River a tributary to the River Clare
Did Ireland export more rabbit meat than lamb in the 1950s?
There is a nesting pair of this endangered species currently nesting in Garbally Castle and always come "home" to the castle
This was used extensively, up to the early 1970s, by local farmers who brought animals there to drink water each day.