Military Hill

Military Hill

The Military Park is located in the north of Cork City. This is a former Victorian military cemetery surrounded with stone walls and lined with old gravestones.

Cork Nature Network has recently started a regeneration project which involves two areas within the park designated to become naturalised wildflower meadows. Rather than planting new seeds, this project will make use of the natural seed bank that already exists within the soil. The grass in these two areas will be cut only once a year to allow wildflowers and various native plants to grow throughout the season. It will be exciting to monitor the progress of this project and see how the site changes over time. 

3 surveys undertaken in 2023 concluded that this site is a biodiverse region with many grassland flora species and associated pollinator species. Some of the species identified are:

  • Common ragwort – Jacobaea vulgaris
  • Common knapweed – Centaurea nigra
  • White clover – Trifolium repens
  • Broadleaf plantain – Plantago major
  • Ribwort plantain – Plantago lanceolata
  • Yarrow – Achillea millefolium
  • Creeping buttercup – Ranunculus repens
  • Lesser celandine – Ficaria verna
  • Germander speedwell – Veronica chamaedrys
  • Sorrel – Rumex acetosa

If you want to get involved in the Military Park Pollinator project, please contact us.

Image Credits

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Military Hill. Credit: Nicole Crawford

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Military Hill Park. Credit: Cork Nature Network

Military Hill

Military Hill. Credit: Nicole Crawford

Military Hill

Military Hill. Credit: Nicole Crawford

Military Hill

Military Hill. Credit: Nicole Crawford

Military Hill

Military Hill. Credit: Nicole Crawford

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