Derrynane Seashore Nature Trail
A 1.2 km looped nature walk along the Kerry Way Trail
The Derrynane Seashore Nature trail was conceived, created, developed written, photographed and filmed by Vincent Hyland of Wild Derrynane. This also included the development of a smart phone app for exploring the trail. This comprehensive natural heritage looped walk is Ireland's first Seashore Nature Trail. It concentrates on the biodiversity of the site and introduces the visitor to the highlights of the wildlife calendar year.
The research of site biodiversity, geology and coastal ecology took Vincent 3 years to complete. In 2015 he approached the Office of Public Works with a view to creating a new nature trail. Together they worked on a plan with Vincent designing and producing signage, a booklet and a smart phone app with the OPW undertaking environmental impact studies, installing signage and markers along the trail. Completed in 2015 the Derrynane Seashore Nature Trail was featured on RTE's Tracks and Trails TV program and officially launched in 2016 by Sean Canney TD. See links below for more information
2) Pre Famine
5) Marsh Plants
6) Wild Flowers
7) Birds Tidal Lagoon
8) Mobile Dunes
9) Wild Flowers
15) Interesting things
16) Natterjack Toads
17) Special Species
19) The Mass Rock
20) Dawn Chorus and songbirds
RTE Tracks and Trails feature Vincent Hyland's Derrynane Seashore Nature Trail
[Click the image to watch the video]
OTHER MEDIA COVERAGE
Minister Sean Canney Launches Derrynane Seashore Nature Trail [Here]
Irish Independent [Here]
Killarney Today [Here]
What's included in the trail booklet and app
Smartphone app includes narration for each stop, video, audio and photographic slideshows. Includes easy identification of bird song, wildflowers, seashore and underwater marine life, butterflies and moths and invertebrates.
Video of Derrynane's underwater marine life and endangered Natterjack toads.
Seabird, song bird and dolphin audio for easy identification.
Photographic species identification guides
Butterflies, birds, seashore life, amphibians, mammals, invertebrates, whales and dolphins, wild flowers including the rare and protected Kerry Lily and Kerry Slug.
Audio narration for each stop.
Download the App
STEP 1 - Click on the image (above)
STEP 2 - Select App Store or Play Store - download the free GUIDIGO App to your device
STEP 3 - Once GUIDIGO app is installed, Open and Search for the in-App purchase 'Derrynane Seashore Nature Walk'
STEP 4 - Download
- Registration with Guidigo required.
- Best to use wifi (if available) for downloading.