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Páirc a’Tobair

Rosscarbery, Co. Cork


“Without love of the land, conservation lacks meaning or purpose, for only in a deep and inherent feeling for the land can there be dedication in preserving it.” 

– Siguard F. Olson.


Páirc a’ Tobair ecology centre was gifted to Green Sod Ireland in 2018 by the Sisters of Mercy, Southern Province. It is a rich and diverse Wild Acre site, comprising of young woodland, meadow, wet woodland, wet meadow and pond life. This beautiful land has huge potential for immense biodiversity growth. In terms of natural habitat, the slopes of Burgatia Hill will, in time, develop into an ideal valley woodland, supporting a wide range of plants, birds, mammals and insect species.

To celebrate Páirc a’ Tobair and all its biodiversity our wonderful caretaker Paul Cullen brings us on a tour of the land. Offering a glimpse of this magical place we bring you a short video, developed in collaboration with Greenhouse Culture.

We are very grateful to the Congregation of the Sisters of Mercy, Southern Province for their courage and generosity in acting on behalf of Nature in this way, for all our sakes.

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