Killarney National Park, Macgillycuddy's Reeks and Caragh River Catchment SAC

Site Details

Site code
Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Latitude: 51.9653
Longitude: -9.74419

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]

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

Northern Atlantic wet heaths with Erica tetralix [4010]

European dry heaths [4030]

Alpine and Boreal heaths [4060]

Juniperus communis formations on heaths or calcareous grasslands [5130]

Calaminarian grasslands of the Violetalia calaminariae [6130]

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

Blanket bogs (* if active bog) [7130]

Depressions on peat substrates of the Rhynchosporion [7150]

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

Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) [91E0]

Taxus baccata woods of the British Isles [91J0]

Geomalacus maculosus (Kerry Slug) [1024]

Margaritifera margaritifera (Freshwater Pearl Mussel) [1029]

Euphydryas aurinia (Marsh Fritillary) [1065]

Petromyzon marinus (Sea Lamprey) [1095]

Lampetra planeri (Brook Lamprey) [1096]

Lampetra fluviatilis (River Lamprey) [1099]

Salmo salar (Salmon) [1106]

Rhinolophus hipposideros (Lesser Horseshoe Bat) [1303]

Lutra lutra (Otter) [1355]

Trichomanes speciosum (Killarney Fern) [1421]

Najas flexilis (Slender Naiad) [1833]

Alosa fallax killarnensis (Killarney Shad) [5046]

Site Documents

Download Conservation Objectives

CO000365.pdf [31.8 MB]

Download Site Synopsis

SY000365.pdf [160 KB]

Statutory Instrument

Download Statutory Instrument Map(s)

MAP000365.pdf [469.3 MB]

Related Publications

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Title: The conservation status of juniper formations in Ireland [7.1 MB]
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Author: Cooper, F., Stone, R.E., McEvoy, P., Wilkins, T., Reid, N.
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Title: A survey of bryophytes and metallophyte vegetation of metalliferous mine spoil in Ireland [1.2 MB]
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Title: An Inventory of Mollusca in potential SAC sites [16.6 MB]
Year: 1998
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Title: Killarney National Park Management Plan [6.2 MB]
Year: 2005
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Title: Management Plan for Killarney National Park 2005-2009 [6.2 MB]
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