Ballyhoura Outdoor Classroom Wildlife Tour

An all-ages free tour of the plants and animals found at the Griston is being offered for National Heritage Week, Monday August 15th.

Find out about the wildlife found only in one of our oldest environments; see examples of unique and beautiful local plants; and learn about our shy local lizard.

Take part in an ecology scavenger hunt and see how many different plants or animals you can find!

The event starts at 10am and running until 12pm.


For further information, please email or phone 063 91300.

Ballylanders Outdoor Classroom is situated at Griston Bog Nature Reserve just outside Ballylanders village. It is home to a wide variety of flora and fauna including insects, birds, frogs and newts. It is also one of the only places in Limerick which is home to Ireland’s only native reptile, the viviparous lizard.

To facilitate easy viewing of the park, a special wooden walkway has been put in place which visitors can use as they guide themselves through this peatland with the help of the informative interpretative boards.

Facilities include:

  • Wheelchair access to all facilities
  • Coach and car parking
  • Picnic area
  • Toilet: With disabled access
  • Information boards showing birds, plants, insects and the history of Griston Bog.