Government agrees to buy the 'Featherbeds' from Nama

The land will increase the size of the Wicklow Mountains National Park to 22,000 hectares

3rd August, 2016
The Dublin Mountains Pic: Ireland's Content Pool

Media reports have suggested the parcel of land, which takes in Kippure, the Glenasmole Valley and the Bohernabreena Reservoir, had a price tag of around €2.5 million.

"The Featherbeds are an important area for nature conservation and for public amenity," Junior Minister Michael Ring said. "Their acquisition by the state is a sign of our enduring commitment to preserve our natural heritage for future generations of citizens and visitors alike to enjoy."

He said the...

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