Black Head-Poulsallagh Complex SAC

Site Details

Site code
Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Latitude: 53.1006
Longitude: -9.26822

Qualifying Interests

Reefs [1170]

Perennial vegetation of stony banks [1220]

Fixed coastal dunes with herbaceous vegetation (grey dunes) [2130]

Water courses of plain to montane levels with the Ranunculion fluitantis and Callitricho-Batrachion vegetation [3260]

Alpine and Boreal heaths [4060]

Juniperus communis formations on heaths or calcareous grasslands [5130]

Semi-natural dry grasslands and scrubland facies on calcareous substrates (Festuco-Brometalia) (* important orchid sites) [6210]

Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) [6510]

Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) [7220]

Limestone pavements [8240]

Submerged or partially submerged sea caves [8330]

Petalophyllum ralfsii (Petalwort) [1395]

Site Documents

Download Conservation Objectives

CO000020.pdf [5.9 MB]

Download Site Synopsis

SY000020.pdf [137 KB]

Statutory Instrument

Download Statutory Instrument Map(s)

MAP000020.pdf [16.7 MB]

Related Publications

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Title: The conservation status of juniper formations in Ireland [7.1 MB]
Year: 2012
Author: Cooper, F., Stone, R.E., McEvoy, P., Wilkins, T., Reid, N.
Series: Irish Wildlife Manual
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Title: The development of methodologies to assess the conservation status of limestone [2.3 MB]
Year: 2009
Author: Murphy, S.; Fernandez Valverde, F.
Series: Irish Wildlife Manual