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Knockadoon Head
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Capel Island and Knockadoon Head
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Type National
Location County Cork
Operated by National Parks and Wildlife Service (Ireland)
Status Open all year

Knockadoon Head is a headland and national nature reserve with Capel Island of approximately 353 acres (1.43 km2) located in County Cork, Ireland. It is partly managed by the Irish National Parks & Wildlife Service, with areas under private ownership.


Capel Island and Knockadoon Head were legally protected as a national nature reserve by the Irish government in 1985. Most of the reserve, 314 acres (1.27 km2), is owned by the state, with a small part in private ownership 40 acres (0.16 km2). The reserve includes Capel Island, Knockadoon Head and the area of sea between.

Knockadoon Head has a signal tower, which was built in 1803 to warn of French invasion. It was abandoned in 1815. The reserve has a looped cliff walk.

In 2003, a Hume's Warbler was recorded at Knockadoon Head, the first record of this bird in Ireland.

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