Murlough National Nature Reserve

Murlough National Nature Reserve

Things to see and do 

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Murlough National Nature Reserve

What's on 

Upcoming events

Ragwort Challenge

Sat 30 Jun 2018
Muck in with our Rangers to help us remove this invasive species. Get the whole family involved and crown the champion ragwort remover as our Rangers try to remove as much as possible in one day!

Jo's Walks - Duneland Flowers

Sat 07 Jul 2018
Jo Whatmough started as a ranger here over 50 years ago and is leading a series of walks to share her passion and knowledge of this special place. Join her as she walks the coastal fringe around the reserve.

Jo's Walks - Heathland Flowers

Sat 04 Aug 2018
Join Jo on one of her guided walks to discover the natural beauty of Murlough's dune heath flora. Spot important plants to Murlough's inhabitants, like the devil's bit scabious which supports our butterflies.

Jo's Walks - Estuary Birds

Sat 08 Sep 2018
Bring your binoculars and see what you can spot. Jo will share her unique knowledge of the site and which birds thrive along the coast in this special place.

MCS Beachwatch

Sat 15 Sep 2018
Lend a helping hand at Ireland's first National Nature Reserve, as the National Trust in conjunction with the Marine Conservation Society take part in the annual clean up of our shorelines. A great excuse to bring your family and friends along...
Murlough National Nature Reserve


Murlough National Nature Reserve


Murlough National Nature Reserve bumblebee feeding

Wonderful wildlife 

We're home to more that 600 species of butterfly and moths, rare birds and mammals and an array of stunning flora.

Murlough National Nature Reserve

Get involved

Volunteering at Murlough National Nature Reserve

Volunteering at Murlough National Nature Reserve 

Would you like to become part of the team at Murlough National Nature Reserve? There are lots of volunteering options available.