Enniscoe Estate is a special place for nature. It borders Lough Conn, a Special Area of Conservation under the EU Habitats Directive, where Atlantic Salmon, Freshwater Pearl Mussel, Otter and White-clawed Crayfish are the qualifying interest for a potential nature reserve designation. It’s also designated a Special Protection Area under the birds Directive, where breeding Common Scoter, Common Gulls and overwintering White-fronted Geese are present. In addition, Lough Conn is a legally-protected Wildfowl Sanctuary under the Wildlife Acts. The rare Irish Red Squirrel was recorded in the woodlands in 2019.