Sheskinmore Nature Reserve

  • Author:ActiveME
  • Created: August 28, 2012
  • Updated: December 12, 2017
Location: Donegal
  • Distance10 miles
  • Time0 s
  • Speed0 mph
  • Min altitude0 ft
  • Peak217 ft
  • Climb279 ft
  • Descent285 ft

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Sheskinmore refers to a large area of sand dunes, lake and marsh that lies between Kiltooris and Ballinreavy Strand, north west of Ardara, Co. Donegal. The area is easily accessed from the gate at Mullyvea opposite Kiltooris Lough.
Winter: Greensland White Fronted Geese, Chough, Twite, Brent Goose, Whooper Swan, Wigeon, Tufted Duck, Goldeneye and Golden Plover .
All Year: Lapwing, Mallard, Teal, Snipe, Mute Swan, Linnet, Skylark, Meadow pipit, Stonechat and Reed Bunting.
Summer: Grasshopper, Sedge and Willow Warblers, Wheatear, Swallow and Cuckoo & Birds of prey species
Common: Rabbits, badgers, foxes butterflies and dragonflies (Marsh fritillary and dingy skipper along with 18 other butterfly species).
Sometimes: Otter, Frog, newt, common lizard .
The protected tiny marsh snail species Vertigo geyeri is found in the fen habitat west of the lough.