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Hay meadow at Ballyteige
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Type National
Location County Clare
Area 15.8 acres (6.39 ha)
Operated by National Parks and Wildlife Service (Ireland)
Status Open all year

Ballyteigue or Ballyteige is a national nature reserve of approximately 15.8 acres (0.064 km2) located in County Clare, Ireland. It is managed by the Irish National Parks & Wildlife Service.


Ballyteigue, also known as Ballyteige, was legally protected as a national nature reserve by the Irish government in 1986. It has also been designated a Special Area of Conservation.

Ballyteigue is composed of five parcels of wet meadow heath or molinia meadows. The land is managed using traditional hay-making techniques which maintain the wet meadows as examples of a habitat that is typical of the region. There is a large number of marsh orchids. Irish hare, snipe, common frogs, and orange tip butterflies are endemic to the reserve.

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