Murlough National Nature Reserve - National Trust

Murlough National Nature Reserve is a fragile 6000 year old sand dune system owned by the National Trust and managed as Ireland’s first Nature Reserve since 1967. It is an excellent area for walking and bird watching due to its spectacular location at the edge of Dundrum Bay and the Mourne Mountains.

There is a network of paths and boardwalks through the dunes, woodland and heath from where you will see an array of butterflies and wild flowers, as well as access to one of the finest beaches in Co. Down.

The dune fields at Murlough are the best and most extensive example of dune heath within Ireland with over 600 species of butterflies and moths, one of which, the Marsh Fritillary butterfly, is of European importance. The site is internationally important for wintering wildfowl and waders.

Venue Type:

Garden, parklands or rural site

Opening hours

Please check the National Trust website before visiting.

Admission charges

N/A

Discounts

  • National Trust

Murlough National Nature Reserve - National Trust
Keel Point
Dundrum
County Down
BT33 0NQ
Northern Ireland

Website

www.nationaltrust.org.uk/murlough/things-to-see-and-do/events/

E-mail

murlough@nationaltrust.org.uk

Telephone

028 4375 1467

All information is drawn from or provided by the venues themselves and every effort is made to ensure it is correct. Please remember to double check opening hours with the venue concerned before making a special visit.
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