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Macgillycuddy Reeks European Innovation Partnership Project

  • MacGillycuddy Reeks European Innovation Partnership Project

    MacGillycuddy Reeks European Innovation Partnership Project

  • Macgillycuddy Reeks European Innovation Partnership Project

MacGillyduddy Reeks EIP Publications

Publications, Resources and Information Material, freely available to download

Aims & Objectives

The Reeks EIP Project aims to improve the sustainability and support the economic viability of farming in the MacGillycuddy Reeks, through the development of practical, achievable actions and innovative solutions in order to improve the conditions of the habitats of the Natura 2000 area, in close conjunction with the landowners/farmers in the area. The primary objectives of The MacGillycuddy Reeks EIP Project are:

Objective 1

To enable and support landowners to continue upland hill farming through the development of sustainable agricultural management practices on HNV farmland in the MacGillycuddy Reeks and to support the long-term economic viability of hill farming in the Reeks.

Objective 2

To create a positive outreach programme, raise awareness of the SAC designation and protected habitats and species in the Reeks. To help prevent further habitat damage due to increasing recreational pressures on the Reeks through the formation of a landowner ranger system and trail maintenance works.

Objective 3

To develop, in collaboration with landowners innovative-management interventions for the preservation, restoration and enhancement of upland habitats in a farmed, HNV landscape.

Objective 4

To improve the conservation status of Annex Ι heath and bog habitats, in the MacGillycuddy Reeks.

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MacGillycuddy Reeks Forum

The MacGillycuddy Reeks Mountain Access Forum welcomes you to our website. We were established in May 2014 to protect, manage and sustainably develop this unique mountain range. The Forum’s Vision is to facilitate the growing number of visitors to this wonderful place, while at the same time minimising the environmental impact on the ground which will be challenging - we will need your help...

Most people don’t realise that the MacGillycuddy Reeks are privately owned lands, which are actively farmed, so please bear this in mind when planning your trip.

We also hope to create opportunities for the local communities surrounding the Reeks, as well as carrying out repair works in the Reeks.  See our MacGillycuddy Reeks EIP Project section of this website to see how we engage with local landowners. 

Please contact us if you require any information.

Contact Us

South Kerry Development Partnership
Department of Agriculture, food and the Marine
Crowley Consultants
EIP Agri
Kerry CoCo
Tralee Institute of Technology
Structural and Investments funds Programme
Teagasc
  • South Kerry Development Partnership
  • Department of Agriculture, food and the Marine
  • Crowley Consultants
  • EIP Agri
  • Kerry CoCo
  • Tralee Institute of Technology
  • Structural and Investments funds Programme
  • Teagasc