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The park contains a range of habitats, including open grassland and wetlands that supports a wide range of species. Notable wildlife include 3 kinds of bats including the Soprano pipistrelle. The Small Copper, Orange Tip & Coma Butterflies, the Emperor dragonfly and the 14 spot Ladybird. The Long-eared Owl, Reed Warbler, Meadow Pipit are included for the birds.

For a much fuller list see the appendix (page 29) of the Biodiversity Action Plan Tramore Valley Park.

If you visit Tramore Valley Park, let us know what species you find.

In 2022, Cork Nature Network secured funding from the Community Foundation Ireland and approval from Cork City Council to develop a Biodiversity Action Plan for the site. Additional funding was secured from the Local Waters and Community Project Office to undertake invertebrate surveys. The Biodiversity Action Plan was launched during National Biodiversity Week in May 2023.

The Biodiversity Action Plan is led by Cork Nature Network in partnership with the Local Waters and Community Project, Tramore River Community group, KinShip Project, Green Spaces for Health and Cork City Council.

The action plan can be downloaded here:

If you are interested in helping out with this project or being part of an annual clean up/conservation group please email

Biological management of invasive plants:
Utilising Goats to Keep Old Man’s Beard at Bay in Beaumont Quarry, Cork City

The use of target grazers, such as goats, has been gaining popularity as a management tool for controlling the spread of invasive plants.

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We encourage all ages to attend; a wide range of events, from talks and seminars, to bug hunts for kids. The majority of our events are free and open to all. Some require us to limit numbers & a few events do have a an attendance or booking fee.

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The word “Dragonfly” is a wide term used for insects in the order Odonata, which encompasses both the Damselflies and Dragonflies. True Dragonflies have their own distinct suborder Anisoptera (meaning “unequal wings”).

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