Flora & Fauna

Wildflowers of the Slieve Blooms

We aim to detail most of the wildflowers that are to be found in the Slieve Bloom Mountains in this gallery. To keep matters simple, we will label each flower with it’s common name. So please check back often as we update this section and enjoy identifying these plants when you are next out and about walking in the mountains.

Much of the information on each flower has been gleaned from the book ‘Irish Wild Plants – myths, legends & folklore’ by Niall Mac Coitit which is still available from Easons. Portlaoise and other good bookshops.