Derrymore Island Nature Reserve – 263 Acres (106ha)

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Derrymore Island Nature Reserve is located on the Dingle Peninsula in an area of outstanding natural beauty within Tralee Bay. This a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to own an ecologically and environmentally significant island measuring 263.3 acres (106.59ha), situated in a truly breath taking area that offers outstanding possibilities for tourism, farming, ecological or marine projects.


Located on the Dingle Peninsula, this extraordinary parcel of land is situated in the townland of Derrymore. The lands are located approximately 10km west from Tralee Town and 37km from Dingle. Access is via Derrymore Beach from the carpark located to the south of the property.

Property Features:

The lands are all in one block (freehold) and is a mixture of good cattle grazing, rough grazing, saltmarsh, beach front and sea. The land is at sea level and is subject to the ebb and flow of coastal properties, the irregular shapes are termed compound spits. Derrymore Island is part of the Tralee Bay Nature Reserve as designated by the National Parks and Wildlife Services (NPWS) in Ireland. The land is suitable for cattle grazing, potential carbon farming and various amenity uses. Investment Potential: Boasting an impressive 263 acres (106.59ha), this extraordinary parcel of land offers a myriad of possibilities for forward-thinking investors. A rich natural habitat area and haven for wildlife this rare opportunity undoubtedly offers outstanding possibilities to be used for EU schemes etc. Furthermore, the lands offer the future potential for future carbon farming as University College Dublin (UCD) are presently monitoring the carbon sequestration capacity of the salt marshes on the property. Salt-marshes have an excellent capacity to sequester carbon which may in future generate carbon credits for sale from the property. The island is designated a SAC (Special Area of Conservation).

Features and Amenities:

Located 10km west from Tralee Town just off N86 main Tralee-Dingle road

€¢ Derrymore Island is part of the Tralee Bay Nature Reserve

€¢ Designated by the National Parks And Wildlife Services (NPWS) in Ireland.  Enormous potential for tourism / ecological & marine projects

€¢ High status ecological and environmental lands

€¢ All in one complete block

€¢ Land offers a myriad of possibilities for forward-thinking investors

This sale presents a very rare opportunity to astute investors who may avail of generous national taxation and EU direct payments.

The agents can strongly recommend the property to a wide range of potential buyers.

Further details contact Joint Agents:

-Eamonn McQuinn, McQuinn Consulting, Oakview, Tralee, Co. Kerry 066-7129355

-Mike Brady, Brady Group, Sundays Well, Cork 021-454 5120


Address: Derrymore Island
  • Country: Ireland
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  • Property ID 3831
  • Price €1,000,000
  • Property Type Country & Land
  • Property status For Sale

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Eamonn McQuinn

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Oakview, Brewery Road, Tralee, Co.Kerry
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