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2013 Butterfly season

The August Bank Holiday was good for butterfly sightings as I saw a couple of rare species: Comma and Small Skipper - photos and details have now been added to the site.

Butterfly Farms

Another farm, located in Northern Ireland will soon be featured on this website.

Monthly Butterflies

Irish Butterflies Photo Guide

This site contains a photographic guide to the Butterflies of Ireland. In addition to the Butterfly Species, Butterfly Locations and Butterfly Farms sections, the General Information section contains detailed information on using this site, completing butterfly surveys, and listings of recommended books and links.

Butterfly Species - Silver-washed fritillary

Butterfly Species

The main section of the site contains photos, distribution maps and general details of all the species found in Ireland.

Butterfly Locations - The Burren region in County Clare

Butterfly Locations

This new section details some prime locations in Ireland where a large and varied number of butterfly species can be found.

Butterfly Farms - Straffan Farm in County Kildare

Butterfly Farms

Information and photographs from recent visits to two butterfly farms in Ireland appear in this section.

Complete Species list