Cabragh Wetlands was set up in 1993 in an effort to save a vast area of wetland habitats from destruction after the filling-in of the settling pools by the Thurles Sugar Factory during its closure. These lagoons used to be an oasis of wildlife, particularly birds. The Cabragh Wetland Trust was formed and acquired the land adjacent to the filled-in lagoons to ensure the continuation of this resting place for migratory birds.
The Centre is run by a group of committed volunteers who provide exciting field trips for children and adults of all ages. The Wetlands have no less than 15 different habitats including ponds, reed swamps, hedgerows, streams and wild flower meadows. Footpaths and raised walkways with beautifully illustrated information boards as well as a large bird hide make an ideal place for school children to discover the sights and sounds of nature in a safe and child friendly environment.
For a look at their new quarterly newsletter, click Cabragh Newsletter1
Cabragh Wetlands hope that people may be interested in their work from an environmental or social enterprise perspective.
We hope that you enjoy the newsletter and hearing about their activities. If you would like to know more, please go to their website www.cabraghwetlands.ie for more information.