Wicklow Sinn Féin TD John Brady has welcomed the granting of a Special Area Conservation (SAC) status to Knocksink Woods in Enniskerry.
Speaking after the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan, signed the order Deputy Brady said “I’m delighted that Knocksink Woods has been designated a Special Area of Conservation. SAC’s are prime wildlife conservation areas in the country, considered to be important on a European as well as Irish level.”
“Knocksink Woods has been identified as a special area due to its Petrifying springs with tufa formation, Old sessile oak woods and Alluvial forests. Obtaining SAC status ensures that there is a considerable level of protection for the area and that Ministerial consent must be secured for any type of work to be carried out in the area.”
Deputy Brady concluded “Knocksink is a beautiful area that’s widely used by the public. This is an important protection that has been put in place because of environmental significance and ensures that it’s protected into the future.”