Ecological Report on Barnagh Tunnel
Great Southern Trail Ltd Newcastle West, Co. Limerick, Ireland
* Author - Anon
This report was prepared for the Great Southern Trail Ltd as a Heritage Council requirement for grant aiding the clearance of the approaches to the Barnagh Tunnel,
one of the many features of interest on the route of the GST. The report comprises a survey of the plants in the area, a bat survey of the tunnel, a report on the
mammals of the area and one on the birdlife.
These are interesting enough in their own right, showing the diversity of nature that can occur in an abandoned industrial setting. However, the report goes beyond
the nature aspects and includes colour photos of the tunnel and Barnagh station as well as an OS map and line diagram of the Barnagh Tunnel area. Worryingly, the
report advocates blocking up the ends of a tunnel with a lockable access door to permit walkers/cyclists through the tunnel for 6 months of the year only.
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