Harbour to Headwaters
Invasive Alien Species (IAS) along rivers can cause tunnelling and damage to the aquatic ecosystems they invade. IAS such as Rhododendron, Cherry Laurel, Himalayan Balsam, and Japanese Knotweed severely impact riparian habitat along our rivers and reduce native biodiversity.
The name of this village can be translated as ‘The Homestead in the Ravine’ referring to the small gorge through which the Avonbeg River flows at this point. The playwright John Millington Synge often passed through here walking and cycling and at least one of his literary works is set here, the play ‘The Tinker’s Wedding’.
Feature Creature: Otter
Otters use play to teach their young fine motor skills and hand-eye coordination, just like us humans! Otters live along the riverbank in holes called ‘holts’ and can live up to 10 years. Their territories are always along a river, lake, or coastline where they can catch fish, their main food.