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Derrynane Seashore Nature Trail

A 1.2 km looped nature walk along the Kerry Way Trail

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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 


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Stop contents

1) Welcome

2) Pre Famine

3) Butterflies

4) Moths

5) Marsh Plants

6) Wild Flowers

7) Birds Tidal Lagoon

8) Mobile Dunes

9) Wild Flowers

10) Geology

11) Channel

12) Birds

13) Lizards

14) Sealife

15) Interesting things

16) Natterjack Toads

17) Special Species

18) Rockpools

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]

Minister Sean Canney Launches Derrynane Seashore Nature Trail


Media coverage

Irish Independent [Here]

Killarney Today [Here]

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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.

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Includes exclusive;
Video of Derrynane's underwater marine life and endangered Natterjack toads.

Audio identification

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

Audio narration for each stop.

Download the App


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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.

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