The Straffan Butterfly Farm is the longest established Butterfly Farm in Ireland,
having been in existance since 1986. The butterfly farm is located at Ovidstown near Straffan in County Kildare.
You can walk around among the colourful flowers and shrubs, viewing the butterflies at close range.
The setting is perfect for photography, the photos shown below represent only a small sample of the extensive range of
tropical butterflies that can be seen there.
GPS Reference: N53 18 49.86 W6 38 07.49
This Butterfly Farm was established in 2001 but unfortunately it is now CLOSED (since 2007). The farm contained many tropical butterfly species
in addition to exhibits of other insects and an adjoining aviary. The Dublin Butterfly House was located near Swords in County Dublin.
It was ideal for butterfly photography, a selection of photos taken there appear below.