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.
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 !