Government agrees to buy the 'Featherbeds' from Nama
The land will increase the size of the Wicklow Mountains National Park to 22,000 hectares
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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