Bird Watching At Quoile Countryside Centre

The Quoile's rich mosaic of habitats is regulated by the daily fluctuations in water levels. Marsh plants grow alond the river fringes, with reedbeds, rushy grassland and willow scrub. Freshwater habitats are rich in insect life, providing food for fishsuch as rudd and eels which, in turn, feed grey herons, cormorants and grebes.
Quoile Caste is believed to have been built around 1600 and to have been assoicated with the West family. It has three floors below the attic and good barrel vaulting which wicker centering on the ground floor. Built on estuarine mud, the south-east angle eventually collapsed but has been conserved in its present state since the 1980's. Migrating waders pass through in spring and autumn, including interesting rarities.
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Downpatrick Visitor Information Centre
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