Kettle & Kane

Among the best examples of kettle & kane landscapes in Ireland, the Screen Hills Co. Wexford have a complex of vegetation types. Dry heath is extensive and is noted for its diversity of annual plant species but with minimal Calluna and Erica heathers. Several Red Data species occur. The kettle lakes vary in diversity and include some oligotrophic types. All stages in seral development from open water, through varieties of swamp and bog, to wet woodland are represented. Overall, site is a unique landscape unit, with high geomorphological and ecological interests.

The agri-environment plan will set out management prescriptions for the conservation interests of the site and address problems on the site, one of which is the encroachment of gorse scrub in this dry heath/grassland type habitat.