Galway Bay Complex SAC

Site Details

Site code
000268
Designation
Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Counties
Clare
Galway
Coordinates
Latitude: 53.1992
Longitude: -9.04167

Features of Interest

Mudflats and sandflats not covered by seawater at low tide [1140]

Coastal lagoons [1150]

Large shallow inlets and bays [1160]

Reefs [1170]

Perennial vegetation of stony banks [1220]

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

Salicornia and other annuals colonising mud and sand [1310]

Atlantic salt meadows (Glauco-Puccinellietalia maritimae) [1330]

Mediterranean salt meadows (Juncetalia maritimi) [1410]

Turloughs [3180]

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]

Calcareous fens with Cladium mariscus and species of the Caricion davallianae [7210]

Alkaline fens [7230]

Limestone pavements [8240]

Lutra lutra (Otter) [1355]

Phoca vitulina (Harbour Seal) [1365]

Site Documents

Download Conservation Objectives

CO000268.pdf [9.13 MB]

Download Natura2000 form

NF000268.pdf [176 KB]

Download Site Synopsis

SY000268.pdf [151 KB]

Related Publications

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Title: Inner Galway Bay SPA (004031)Conservation objectives supporting document - [Version 1] [11.56 MB]
Year: 2013
Author: NPWS
Series: Unpublished Report
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Title: Galway Bay Complex SAC (000268) Conservation objectives supporting document - turlough habitats [1.56 MB]
Year: 2013
Author: NPWS
Series: Unpublished Report
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Title: Galway Bay Complex SAC (000268) Conservation objectives supporting document_lagoon habitats [Version 1] [2.63 MB]
Year: 2013
Author: NPWS
Series: Unpublished Report
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Title: Galway Bay Complex (000268) Conservation objectives supporting document - marine habitats [Version 1} [2.42 MB]
Year: 2013
Author: NPWS
Series: Unpublished Report
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Title: The conservation status of juniper formations in Ireland [7.14 MB]
Year: 2012
Author: Cooper, F., Stone, R.E., McEvoy, P., Wilkins, T., Reid, N.
Series: Irish Wildlife Manual
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Title: Harbour Seal Population Monitoring 2009-2012: Report No. 2 [2010] [1,017 KB]
Year: 2011
Author: NPWS
Series: Unpublished Report
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Title: Harbour Seal Population Monitoring 2009-2012: Report No. 1 [2009] [873 KB]
Year: 2010
Author: NPWS
Series: Unpublished Report
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Title: Saltmarsh Monitoring Project 2007-2008. Volume 3 [14.12 MB]
Year: 2009
Author: McCorry, M.; Ryle, T.
Series: Unpublished Report
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Title: Saltmarsh Monitoring Project 2006 [1.32 MB]
Year: 2007
Author: McCorry, M.
Series: Unpublished Report
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Title: Surveys of sensitive subtidal benthic communities [7.18 MB]
Year: 2007
Author: MERC Consultants
Series: Unpublished Report
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Title: Surveys of sensitive subtidal benthic communities [3.97 MB]
Year: 2006
Author: MERC Consultants
Series: Unpublished Report