An accessible, inclusive, living conservation site near Kanturk, Co. Cork for families to experience and enjoy.
Conservation at Crann is for use by children, adults and families living with neuro-physical disabilities who are registered clients of Crann, their families and invited guests.
All visitors must complete an online booking prior to attending. We cannot facilitate children, adults or families who have not pre-booked.
For details on how to register as a client of Crann please contact Joellen Owers on email@example.com or 021 428 9267. You’ll find more information about our services and who we support at this link.
Conservation at Crann is a vast 20.34 acres of natural woodland, wildflower fields and river walks at Monymusk, Kanturk, Co. Cork. It is a place where families can spend time together in an accessible natural environment.
It is also a working ecological site, where the native plants, animals, fish and birds that make their home on the site are nurtured.
Conservation at Crann is an opportunity for people with a neuro-physical disability to experience the wonderful peace and quiet of a beautiful location with water, flowers, birds and animals in a conservation space that caters for their requirements.
The Crann Centre has a number of programmes to support people with neuro-physical disabilities towards better physical and mental health so they and their families can thrive. The opportunity to experience nature at one’s own pace is an important part of experiencing life as an equal participant and Conservation at Crann has been designed to provide just this opportunity.
Conservation at Crann is a space to be enjoyed by its visitors and we have 3 simple rules that ensure that everyone has a pleasant experience.
Provide a safe and accessible natural setting for families and individuals to enjoy interaction with a natural environment.
Provide learning opportunities relevant to the natural flora and fauna present in the designated conservation area
Provide accessible opportunities for families and individuals to engage in appropriate conservation activities.
Lutra lutra | Madra uisce
Ireland is a stronghold of the otter, whose numbers are in decline or are extinct around Europe. They enjoy a wide range of aquatic environments, from rivers to lakes, to beaches. They are mostly nocturnal, and feed on fish, amphibians, small birds and invertebrates.
Vulpes vulpes | Sionnach
The Red Fox is a small dog-like animal, with reddish/brown fur and a bushy tail. They are largely nocturnal and keep to a small home range when hunting. The Red Fox can be found commonly throughout both rural and urban settings in Ireland.
Meles meles | Broc
Badgers enjoy a mix of environments that include hedgerows, scrub, woodland and grassland, making Conservation at Crann their ideal home. These strong, stocky animals have a long face with distinct black and white stripes down their faces.
Ardea cinerea | Corr réisc
These tall, grey birds are an unmistakable presence around rivers lakes and wetlands in Ireland. They can be found year-round near rivers, where they prey on their diet of fish, amphibians, small animals and insects.
Sciurus vulgaris | Iora rua
The Red Squirrel are native to Ireland, and have a distinct red coat, with darker tufts on their ears. They live where there is a concentration of trees, where they can source their diet of seeds, fungi, fruit and buds.
Falco tinnunculus | Pocaire gaoithe
Kestrels are birds of prey that hunt mice, insects and small birds. They are a species of falcon, a small bird with a short, hooked bill they use for eating meat. They are distinct in their ability to hover mid-air as the focus on their prey.