Want to visit an Irish wetland?


With spring ever more in the air the Map of Irish Wetlands team have created an exciting new on-line story map ‘Wetlands to visit around Ireland' to help you find some great wetland sites to visit around the country.

The story map brings you on an informative tour of 40 wetlands around Ireland where you can learn more about these fascinating habitats. The story map includes map location information, a brief summary of what you can discover at the sites, a summary of facilities at each location, and a link to further information from the groups that manage the reserves, opening times and much more.

The selection of wetlands shown in the story map include coastal wetlands, fens and swamps, ponds and bogs that all have a variety of visitor facilities (parking, paths, boardwalks, exhibitions and information signs) that will help you enjoy a visit to these magical places, and learn more about wetlands and their value to wildlife. The story map is based on a small selection of sites included in the Map of Irish Wetlands.

The Map of Irish Wetlands has been created by Dr Peter Foss and Dr Patrick Crushell and shows the location of more than 12,600 wetland sites in Ireland. The map and the latest story map have been developed and made available to the public free of charge without the assistance of any public funding.

Included on the new story map are such places as Bull Island, Clara Bog, Pollardstown Fen, Lodge Bog, The Wexford Wildlfowl Reserve, Fennor Bog, Corlea Visitor Centre, Boora Parklands to mention just a few. According to Dr.  Foss “These wetlands represent the different types that occur in Ireland and all have fantastic facilities to cater for visitors. The groups that manage these wonderful places have invested in making the sites open to the public and allow people to learn more about these fascinating places”.

So if you would like to make a visit to one of the wetlands, all you have to do to access the story map is go to the link shown below or scan the QR code which will launch the story map on your mobile device. 

“We hope people will enjoy the story map tour and get out there to visit one of these great national treasures !” says Dr. Foss.

QR code and Links to ‘Wetlands to Visit Around Ireland' story map:



© Peter Foss 2012