Ballygilgan (Lissadell) Nature Reserve, Sligo

  • Author:ActiveME
  • Created: August 28, 2012
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Sligo
  • DistanceInstructions
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  • Distance3.31 km
  • Time0 s
  • Speed0.0 km/h
  • Min altitude0 m
  • Peak10 m
  • Climb8 m
  • Descent9 m

Ballygilgan (Lissadell) Nature Reserve is located close to Sligo in the north west of Ireland. In Summer it is an ordinary pasture grazed by cattle and sheep, managed by NPWS. In Winter however, it is an essential grazing site called the 'the Goose Field' for a large flock of Barnacle Geese (c. 3000). The winter freshwater pond also attracts other waterfowl and waders, and a cereal patch at the east end attracts wintering finches and buntings.

Use our Map of Ireland and Sat Nav tool to get directions and our detailed route map and GPS on our ActiveME App to find and follow the paths live on screen and keep on track. At all times, our maps and App should be used in conjunction proper map and compass navigation techniques.

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Ballygilgan (Lissadell) Nature Reserve is located close to Sligo in the north west of Ireland. In Summer it is an ordinary pasture grazed by cattle and sheep, managed by NPWS. In Winter however, it is an essential grazing site called the ‘the Goose Field’ for a large flock of Barnacle Geese (c. 3000). The winter freshwater pond also attracts other waterfowl and waders, and a cereal patch at the east end attracts wintering finches and buntings.

Use our Map of Ireland and Sat Nav tool to get directions and our detailed route map and GPS on our ActiveME App to find and follow the paths live on screen and keep on track. At all times, our maps and App should be used in conjunction proper map and compass navigation techniques.

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