Donated by The Sisters of Mercy, Northern Province.
Kinnego, Co. Donegal
The land at Meenletterbale, Inishowen, Co. Donegal was gifted to Green Sod Ireland in 2019.
Most of the area north of the road which divides the land is comprised of the most celebrated of Ireland’s peatlands; an upland blanket bog and scrub mosaic, which over time will be restored to good conservation status. These upland blanket bogs are characterised by the presence of ling heather (Calluna vulgaris), crowberry (Empetrum nigrum) and bilberry (Vaccinium myrtillus). Species included Yorkshire fog, creeping thistle, creeping buttercup and redshank, perennial ryegrass, crested dog’s-tail, white clover and soft rush. Scrub vegetation is composed of gorse, hazel, trees such as ash, willow and sycamore, and low shrubs mixed with grasses and herbs.
Two small streams flow through the site, with hedgerows and trees offering covering for native species. This magnificent land has huge biodiversity potential and is a very significant first Wild Acres in Donegal.