Our projects

Cork Nature Network runs a few long-term projects which are described below. There also some small projects ongoing. Please, don’t hesitate to contact us for more information about our ongoing or past projects or if you are interested in taking part in one of those.


Beaumont Quarry

Cork Nature Network is working with Cork City Council to protect this site for wildlife and recreation. A management plan and priority actions have been developed. The project is funded by Cork County Council.

Beaumont Quarry is important as it has calcareous grassland which is scarce around Ireland. It is home to several rare plant species in Ireland, including Little Robin, pale flax and common toadflax.

Little Robin, a little pink-flowered geranium, is our local speciality. It grows in cracks in limestone rocks and walls. Beaumont comprises 9 of its 11 known sites in Cork city.

Cork Nature Network invites you to visit that green urban oasis, peaceful and full of wildlife. It is a lovely place to walk in and to spend quality time outdoors appreciating nature.

We regularly hold events at Beaumont Quarry, such as a picnic in August or cleanings all through the year. For further information, please contact the Beaumont Quarry officer or come along at one of our events !

You can support this project through a donation. Just click on the button below to be redirected to our Go Found Me dedicated page.

Donate to the Beaumont Quarry project



Otters of Cork city

This is a project that has been initiated due to the threat of otters from a flood protection scheme in the River Bride.

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During 2016 and 2017, Cork Nature Network conducted a survey of otters in the River Bride in Blackpool to find out more about how these charismatic mammals are using our waterways.

The survey was a response to a flood protection scheme whose plans did not take into account the presence of otters. It will be repeated once the flood protection measures will be put into place to analyse the full impacts of hard engineering actions on otter populations.

This project is funded by Cork City Council and Local Agenda 21 fund.

In 2017/2018 we are developing a film on otters in Cork. This is funded by Patagonia, The Heritage Council and Lush.

It has been a successful project so far and we are hoping to expand it on others waterways.

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Please, contact our events manager to find more about this project.

You can support this project through a donation. Just click on the button below to be redirected to our Go Found Me dedicated page.

Donate for the Cork Otters project

Green Spaces

The Green Spaces project allows us at Cork Nature Network to protect areas important to nature throughout Cork City and County. This project covers a number of sites and aims to provide valuable habitat for wildlife.

green space cork butterfly

Cork Nature Network is working with Cork City Council and Green Spaces for Health to connect and manage these areas. Wildlife throughout the city and county depend on certain habitats to provide them with food, shelter and areas to raise young, our aim with this project is to provide just that!

The Green Spaces project is currently in its infancy, we aid in the management of two main sites, located at Parkowen, just of Douglas St., and Langford Row. And both of these sites are fully open to the public!

Cork Nature Network, along with Green Spaces for Health, will continue to manage these sites through the planting of pollinator-friendly native plant species and the preservation of beneficial habitats.

We plan to start events and tours of interest at Parkowen within the coming months. We hope that you will keep an eye on our social media platforms and this space.


Any suggestion ? A question ?

We welcome your suggestions for any other projects, partnerships and/or funding opportunities. If you have any question, please, do contact us through the contact form.

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