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Conservation at Crann Logo, with ladybird instead of the letter o in the word conservation

An accessible, inclusive, living conservation site near Kanturk, Co. Cork for families to experience and enjoy.

Map of Conservation at Crann


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 jowers@cranncentre.ie or 021 428 9267. You’ll find more information about our services and who we support at this link. 

Bookable Dates

There are currently no dates available for booking. For enquiries about visiting Conservation at Crann, please contact Mary-Rose O’Driscoll on 021 428 9267 or email cac@cranncentre.ie 

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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.

Visiting Conservation at Crann

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.

No dogs are allowed on-site, except for service dogs with leads on.
This is to protect the animals that live on site.
No bicycles are allowed.
This is to ensure a pleasant and confident experience for other users.
Every individual coming on-site must be pre-booked.
Entry will be refused to anyone who isn’t listed at pre-booking.
Good to know!
Useful information to know before you visit
  • All visitors must be pre-booked. We cannot add to your booking on the day. Non-booked visitors will be refused entry.
  • The River Trail is accessible via the Meadow Trail.
  • The Vista Trail is 409m long. The Meadow Trail is 250m long. The River Trail is 180m long. The Meadow and River Trail combined is 430m.
  • Tea, coffee and water are available on site. You’re welcome to bring food. Picnic benches are available. Please protect the environment by disposing of your litter in the bins provided.
  • Wildflowers are in bloom in June, July and August.
  • Trained volunteers are on site for your comfort and safety.
Mission Statement

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.

We live here
the otter is pictured in green grass, it has a short snout, little triangle nose and small ears, it's fur is short and dark brown with white patches on the underside of their face

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.

the red fox is a dog-like animal with red-brown fur and a long bushy tail. it has triangular ears with dark tips.

Red Fox
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.

the badger is pictured in a field, it is a short, stout animal about a meter long. its body is covered in short black fur and it's long face is white with two thick black stripes from the ears, over the eyes, down to its nose. it has small round ears on top of its head.

European Badger
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.

the grey heron is pictured on some brambles next to a river. it is a large bird with a long neck and orange beak. It is white down its neck and stomach, with grey wing with black shoulders and a black tufts over its eyes

Grey Heron
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.

the red squirrel is a small animal, sitting on its hind legs on a tree branch. it clutches a nut close to its red fur-covered face, it has ref-brown fur on its back and bushy tail and white fur on its stomach.

Red Squirrel
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.

the kestral is a small-medium bird with a large black eyes. it has a small hooked yellow beak with a black tip. Its feathers are a mix of light and dark brown feathers

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.

We grow here
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