Lough Naman Bog Nature Reserve

Nature reserves are chosen from among the very best examples of our wildlife, habitats and geology. They contain a wide range of species, communities and geology and their designation is a public recognition by Government of their importance.


Lough Naman Bog is located to the west of Lower Lough Erne. Visitors can access this reserve from Enniskillen by following the main A46 on the Lough Shore Road and by taking a left onto the Glennasheevar Road. By following this road for approximately 8 miles, Lough Naman will have an NIEA sign on the left.  The bog is split by a road on the northern edge and surrounded by trees around the majority of the site.  On the western edge Lough Naman is separated from the adjoining bog habitat by a fence.

Sights and sounds

Lough Naman is known as being quiet and peaceful, even though it is still recovering from fires in the mid 1970’s. The bog forms a dome in a larger expanse of blanket bog. Bog cotton and sedges grow on mossy hummocks where tiny sundews catch insects on their leaves which are covered in sticky droplets. The insects are attracted to the boggy pools that lie between the hummocks.

Irish bogs carry a lot of international importance as more and more peat is mainly used for fuel and horticulture or drained for agriculture.

There are currently no facilities at Lough Naman.  Visitors must be aware that bogs can be easily damaged by trampling.  If you would like to take a closer look at peat bogs please visit Peatlands Park near Dungannon.

Further information

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