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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