Bealacooan Bog Nature Reserve, Galway

  • Author:ActiveME
  • Created: August 28, 2012
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Galway
  • DistanceInstructions
  • Distance17.93 km
  • Time0 s
  • Speed0.0 km/h
  • Min altitude6 m
  • Peak95 m
  • Climb94 m
  • Descent95 m

Clochar na gCon, Bealacooan Bog Nature Reserve is located in South Connemara, approximately 3km north of Inverin village and 30km west of Galway City in the west of Ireland. This bog forms part of the greater Connemara Bog Complex and is a classic and intact example of atlantic or oceanic blanket bog, with a diverse flora which includes a number of scarce plant species and a blanket bog fauna which includes many of Ireland's and Europe's more important and threatened species. This actively growing bog is a priority EU habitat. Bird watching is also very popular in this reserve with many species noted.

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