Gorumna Island, Connemara

West Galway 17th June 2023
led by
John Conaghan

A number of locations on Gorumna Island in south Connemara will be visited. The area contains a wide variety of botanically interesting habitats including dry heath, oligotrophic lake and coastal grassland. Sites for a number of rarer species such as Viola lactea (Pale Dog-violet), Crambe maritima (Sea-kale) and Anacamptis morio (Green-winged Orchid) are known from the island and will be revisited.

Meet: Gorumna Island (Grid ref. L890263). Specific meeting point to be arranged. Gortumna Island is connected to the mainland of Co. Galway via a bridge connecting it to Lettermore Island.