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Nature in Tinahely


Locals and visitors can revel in nature in this unspoiled part of Wicklow. It is still possible to walk for hours without encountering another person, but you will be sure to come across indigenous nature and wildlife.

Ireland is home to a wealth of natural flora and fauna, and many examples can be found in and around the Tinahely area especially on our walks which take in diverse habitats including hills and valleys, rivers and streams, forests and fields. Comprehensive information on the local wildlife is being compiled by local nature experts and will be posted on this website. If you contact the local walking club,Tinahely Walking Club they may be able to put you in touch with guides who can assist you.

Woodpeckers have been heard in Tomnafinogue Woods which are also a haven to deer, frogs, herons and egrets.  Bats roost under the bridge in Tinahely.  Stags roam the hills and many can be spotted on the looped walks, along with a host of birds of prey. There is currently a project underway to reintroduce the Red Kite, and lucky spotters have seen these magnificent birds in the South Wicklow skies.  More common sightings include merlins, kestrels and sparrowhawks.

Tinahely Loop view
A view east on the Tinahely Loop