Wildlife & Heritage Centre
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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.