Sheskinmore Nature Reserve

Sheskinmore is regarded as one of the most important Nature Reserves in Ireland. It encompasses an area of approximately 1,000 acres, and is situated near Kiltoorish, Rosbeg, Co. Donegal.

Sheskinmore is open to the public all year round, and offers families & nature enthusiasts all the beautiful wonders of nature only to be found in Ireland

Wildlife between 15 – 20 different types of butterflies can be seen throughout the year. Green & White Front Barnacle geese, & Canadian geese can be seen in the winter time, when in April they migrate to Greenland for the summer. Ducks & swans all year round host Sheskin More as their home. Falcons : Merlin & pereqine, breed in Dawros Bay & Sliabh a Toughe, and hunt in Sheskin More

Badgers, Foxes & otters all run wild here. The Chuff is regarded as our most important native bird. It looks quite similar to a crow, but has a red beak & red legs.

Sheskinmore has many splendid types of flora & fauna. Its is renowned especially for the many different types of Orchids that grow there, such as the Bee Orchid, Butterfly Orchid, Frog Orchid These are very unusual species, & Sheskin More is the only place they grow in the Northwest region.

Directions

From Glenties
Drive along the Glenties-Portnoo road for approx. 6 miles. Then drive towards Ardara for 2 miles until you reach a signpost for Rosbeg. Turn right and drive along this road until you reach the Kiltoorish Lake on the left hand side . The entrance to Sheskin More is opposite this lake.

From Ardara
Drive along the main Ardara-Portnooroad for approx. 4 miles. Turn left towards Rosbeg at signposted junction. 200metres along this road, take a look into the field on the right hand side, and you can see one of the very few mini dolmens in Ireland located there! Drive along this road until you reach the Kiltoorish Lake on the left hand side . The entrance to Sheskin More is opposite this lake.

From Portnoo
Drive towards Ardara for 2 miles until you reach a signpost for Rosbeg. Turn right and drive along this road until you reach the Kiltoorish Lake on the left hand side . The entrance to Sheskin More is opposite this lake.

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