Wildlife & Heritage Centre

Clontibret, Co. Monaghan

t: +353 47 80632
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About Wildlife & Heritage Centre

Wildlife & Heritage Centre in Clontibret, Co. Monaghan.

This purpose-built Wildlife & Heritage Centre opened in June 2000, displays one of the largest privately owned collections of mounted birds and mammals in Ireland.

The Centre displays 200 species of Irish fauna in five specially designed habitat sets; River/Lake/Coastal, Bog & Moorland, Woodland, Farmland and Garden. It also houses the unique collection from Ballyfin House, Co Laois which includes a Golden Eagle, Corncrake and a large collection of butterflies and moths.

Adjacent to the Centre are release pens with Birds of Prey (Buzzards), Guinea Fowl, rabbits, a Shetland Pony and donkeys. The centre also houses vintage farmyard implements which were used in days gone-by in Co Monaghan and adjacent counties. A particular feature of the garden is the old Irish Fireplace and a waterfall which flows into a pond stocked with Carp and Koi fish.

The Centre presents a unique opportunity to see 'close-up' many rare and beautiful species of Irish wildlife and will appeal to all ages. It especially caters for Primary and Secondary School Groups, Special Schools, Boy Scouts, Girl Guides, Senior Citizens, ICA and WI groups, Gun Clubs and all organisations interested in wildlife and nature conservation.

The Centre also has a unique collection of vintage machinery & bric a brac.

Look out for
The spectacular murals and an 11,000 year old Great Irish Elk head which was found locally.

Facilities
The Centre incorporates a well-stocked Audio & Video room with seating for 60-70 people, as well as a cafeteria, with access for the disabled. There is ample coach and car parking facilities available, including a picnic area adjacent to the centre boasting a panoramic view of five counties - Monaghan, Tyrone, Fermanagh, Armagh and Donegal.

Opening Times
Arrangements for viewing the Wildlife & Heritage Centre may be made by telephoning +353 47 80632.
Open 7 days for pre-arranged groups.

Admission charges apply


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