The Nanny

The River Nanny is a steep-sided river plain with areas of mixed woodland along its floodplain. It flows into the Irish Sea at Laytown, a popular coastal town.

The estuary of River Nanny is a very important site for a wide variety of wintering waders and is protected under the EU Birds Directive. It stretches for roughly 2 km inland and is quite narrow and sheltered, making an ideal habitat for waterbirds. Golden Plover, oystercatcher, Ringed Plover and sanderling are some of the species that occur. A huge range of other waterbirds is also present: Brent Goose, Bar-tailed Godwit, Great Black-backed Gull, Common Gull, curlew, dunlin and cormorant.


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By ElliotKD | 2014-02-17 17:28:26

The Nanny in Winter

Looking upstream along the River Nanny at Duleek, Co. Meath.

  • River Nanny in Winter
  • River Nanny in Winter

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    River Nanny in Winter

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    Looking upstream along the River Nanny
    Duleek, Co. Meath, 2014-02-16 00:00:00

    Taken at Duleek, on a Winter's afternoon. Image copyright Elliot Davis.

By ElliotKD | 2014-02-17 23:30:47

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