Lough Corrib SAC

Site Details

Site code
Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Latitude: 53.4349
Longitude: -9.17019

Qualifying Interests

Oligotrophic waters containing very few minerals of sandy plains (Littorelletalia uniflorae) [3110]

Oligotrophic to mesotrophic standing waters with vegetation of the Littorelletea uniflorae and/or Isoeto-Nanojuncetea [3130]

Hard oligo-mesotrophic waters with benthic vegetation of Chara spp. [3140]

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

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

Molinia meadows on calcareous, peaty or clayey-silt-laden soils (Molinion caeruleae) [6410]

Active raised bogs [7110]

Degraded raised bogs still capable of natural regeneration [7120]

Depressions on peat substrates of the Rhynchosporion [7150]

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

Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) [7220]

Alkaline fens [7230]

Limestone pavements [8240]

Old sessile oak woods with Ilex and Blechnum in the British Isles [91A0]

Bog woodland [91D0]

Margaritifera margaritifera (Freshwater Pearl Mussel) [1029]

Austropotamobius pallipes (White-clawed Crayfish) [1092]

Petromyzon marinus (Sea Lamprey) [1095]

Lampetra planeri (Brook Lamprey) [1096]

Salmo salar (Salmon) [1106]

Rhinolophus hipposideros (Lesser Horseshoe Bat) [1303]

Lutra lutra (Otter) [1355]

Najas flexilis (Slender Naiad) [1833]

Hamatocaulis vernicosus (Slender Green Feather-moss) [6216]

Site Documents

Download Conservation Objectives

CO000297.pdf [21.0 MB]

Download Site Synopsis

SY000297.pdf [265 KB]

Statutory Instrument


Download Statutory Instrument Map(s)

MAP000297.pdf [123.1 MB]

Related Publications

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Title: An Inventory of Mollusca in potential SAC sites [16.6 MB]
Year: 1998
Author: Moorkens, E.
Series: Unpublished Report
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Title: Assessment of the distribution and abundance of Kingfisher Alcedo atthis and other riparian birds on six SAC river systems in Ireland [2.3 MB]
Year: 2010
Author: Cummins, S.; Fisher, J.; Gaj McKeever, R.; McNaghten, L.; Crowe, O.
Series: Unpublished Report
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Title: Assessment of impacts of turf cutting on designated raised bogs [7.1 MB]
Year: 2006
Author: Fernandez Valverde, F.; MacGowan, F.; Farrell, M.; Crowley, W.; Croal, Y.; Fanning, M.; McKee, A-M.
Series: Unpublished Report
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Title: Raised Bog Monitoring and Assessment Survey 2013, Site Report [2.5 MB]
Year: 2015
Author: NPWS
Series: None