Fiddown Island Nature Reserve

  • Author:ActiveME
  • Created: August 28, 2012
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Kilkenny
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  • Distance4.99 km
  • Time0 s
  • Speed0.0 km/h
  • Min altitude0 m
  • Peak5 m
  • Climb9 m
  • Descent9 m

Fiddown Island Nature Reserve is 7 km east of Carrick-on-Suir and is an alluvial woodland dominated by tree willows formerly used for basket making.  Situated along the River Suir it consists of a long narrow island of marsh/woodland covered in willow scrub and bordered by reed swamps - it is the only known site of its type in Ireland. The vegetation is characterised by tall herbs, sedges and grasses.

Fiddown is a picturesque village nestled along the Suir valley in South County Kilkenny. The village is located on the borders of counties Kilkenny, Waterford and Tipperary. It is centrally place among some of the main towns in the South East of Ireland including Waterford, Carrick-on-Suir, Clonmel and Kilkenny City

The name ‘Fiddown’ means ‘Place of the Ash Tree.’ Fiddown, is bounded to the west by the Lingaun River. The broad span of the Suir is negotiated here by a modern bridge, which joins the counties of Kilkenny and Waterford. In olden times, the Bridge House of the Fiddown Bridge collected tolls from would-be travellers and traffic.

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Fiddown Island Nature Reserve is 7 km east of Carrick-on-Suir and is an alluvial woodland dominated by tree willows formerly used for basket making.  Situated along the River Suir it consists of a long narrow island of marsh/woodland covered in willow scrub and bordered by reed swamps – it is the only known site of its type in Ireland. The vegetation is characterised by tall herbs, sedges and grasses.

Fiddown is a picturesque village nestled along the Suir valley in South County Kilkenny. The village is located on the borders of counties Kilkenny, Waterford and Tipperary. It is centrally place among some of the main towns in the South East of Ireland including Waterford, Carrick-on-Suir, Clonmel and Kilkenny City

The name ‘Fiddown’ means ‘Place of the Ash Tree.’ Fiddown, is bounded to the west by the Lingaun River. The broad span of the Suir is negotiated here by a modern bridge, which joins the counties of Kilkenny and Waterford. In olden times, the Bridge House of the Fiddown Bridge collected tolls from would-be travellers and traffic.

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