Corkagh Park, formerly Corkagh Demense, is situated on the north side of the Naas road, between Kingswood Cross and Newlands Cross. It is a Public Park, administered by South Dublin County Council (SDCC). It has several Sli na Slainte walks, and a podcast is available from SDCC. It can be accessed via car parks at St John’s entrance (GPS 53.317012, -6.407636), the entrance to the Camac Valley Campsite (GPS 53.304345, -6.414771) and from the R136 on the Baldonnel bypass road (GPS 53.308044, -6.424330).
The Park came in to Public Ownership in 1980, and has been extensively developed since then.
It is one of my favourite haunts, through which the Camac River flows, topping up mill ponds and fishing and ornamental lakes as it goes. My wish is to make a photographic record of all the birds which can be seen throughout the year in Corkagh Park and environs.
There is an excellent and informative book entitled "The House of Corkagh" written by Joe Devine, and published by South Dublin Libraries, which gives lots of information about the history of the park. The books ISBN reference is ISBN 0952845679.
Over 70 species of birds, resident and migratory, have been recorded in Corkagh Park and along the River Camac. A list compiled by Fridolin Kerr and David Browne, local birders, can be seen below.
Some of the birds seen at Corkagh Park and River Camac, Clondalkin. (R behind the birds name means Resident all year round, S means Summer Visitor, W means Winter Visitor and V means Vagrant - unusual visitor). Birds whose names are in Bold Type have images on the Corkagh Birds page.
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New additions - Merlin R - Falco columbarius - Meirliun.
If you see any species additional to the above, please let me know. Send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org - Thanks!