Inishmore Island SAC

Site Details

Site code
Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Latitude: 53.1363
Longitude: -9.7346

Qualifying Interests

Coastal lagoons [1150]

Reefs [1170]

Perennial vegetation of stony banks [1220]

Vegetated sea cliffs of the Atlantic and Baltic coasts [1230]

Embryonic shifting dunes [2110]

Shifting dunes along the shoreline with Ammophila arenaria (white dunes) [2120]

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

Dunes with Salix repens ssp. argentea (Salicion arenariae) [2170]

Humid dune slacks [2190]

Machairs (* in Ireland) [21A0]

European dry heaths [4030]

Alpine and Boreal heaths [4060]

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

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

Limestone pavements [8240]

Submerged or partially submerged sea caves [8330]

Vertigo angustior (Narrow-mouthed Whorl Snail) [1014]

Phocoena phocoena (Harbour Porpoise) [1351]

Site Documents

Download Conservation Objectives

CO000213.pdf [3.6 MB]

Download Site Synopsis

SY000213.pdf [269 KB]

Download Amendment Notification

AN000213.pdf [592 KB]

Download Statutory Instrument Map(s)

MAP000213.pdf [12.7 MB]

Related Publications

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Title: Marine communities of Kilkieran Bay, the Aran Islands and the Skerd Rocks and an assessment of their nature conservation importance [4.2 MB]
Year: 1994
Author: Sides, E.M., Picton, B.E., Emblow, C.S., Morrow, C.C., Costello, M.J.
Series: Unpublished Report
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Title: National survey and assessment of the conservation status of Irish sea cliffs [4.2 MB]
Year: 2011
Author: Barron, S.J.; Delaney, A.; Perrin, P.M.; Martin, J.R.; O’Neill, F.H.
Series: Irish Wildlife Manual
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Title: Coastal Monitoring Project 2004-2006 [2.7 MB]
Year: 2009
Author: Ryle, T.; Murray, A.; Connolly, C.; Swann, M.
Series: Unpublished Report
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Title: Inishmore Island SAC (000213) Conservation objectives supporting document - Marine habitats [Version 1] [977 KB]
Year: 2015
Author: NPWS
Series: Unpublished Report