The titular “tobar” of Baile an Tobair, the well is another unsuspecting biodiversity hotspot. The heathers and lavender that line the walkway down to the well have scented flowers that attract insects like bees and moths, and the sweet smell also helps night-flying bats to navigate and find prey. Bats are not actually blind, in fact, their vision is comparable to a human’s, however, we can’t see at night and neither can they, so they rely instead on their keen sense of smell and ability to echolocate, emitting a series of sound pulses that bounce off the environment to create a 3D picture. We rely on the bouncing of light waves off objects like apples or tables to interpret our environment, bats, dolphins and whales, who are adapted to low-light environments, do the same with sound waves. We have a total of nine bat species in Ireland, all of which are protected.