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Address: Cong
GPS (Lat,Lon): 53.5409,-9.2934
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Facilities include picnic site, seats and car park area with over 2km of walks.

Habitat: A number of wolves skulls were found by spelaeologists while exploring caves in the area - the region was evidently a haunt of these animals. Subterranean streams and furloughs abound, and the deepest gorge is a geological phenomenon.

Main Tree Species: This is mixed woodland and includes such species as Douglas fir, Norway spruce, Sitka spruce, beech and ash.

Other Flora: Harts tongue ferns, mosses, spindle wood, gilder rose and laurel.

Fauna: The pine marten flourishes in this area along with the stoat, fox, badger and red squirrel. As it is a sun-trap, the site has many song birds as well as pigeons, woodcock arid pheasant.

History: This popular attraction is the subject of much interesting folklore and Mass was often celebrated here in Penal times. The Guinness dynasty built a private path with a pedestrian viaduct under the public road from Ashford Castle.

Geology: Limestone outcrop with many dangerous fissures and gorges.

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