Habitat & Species
Two distinct habitats have evolved here where the main road from Cobh to Cork crosses the most northern edge of Cork Harbour. On the west of the bridge you have an estuarine mudflat and on the east is a brackish lagoon.
About the Area
Up until 1807, this area was submerged by the sea, reaching up to the south and west walls of Barryscourt Castle. Carrigtwohill Village is situated on a slight elevation which jutted into the sea at one point in time.
Please see opposite an image of a Mute Swan, which may be seen here at Slatty’s Bridge.