Mount Brandon SAC

Site Details

Site code
000375
Designation
Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
County
Kerry
Coordinates
Latitude: 52.2211
Longitude: -10.07

Features of Interest

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

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]

Northern Atlantic wet heaths with Erica tetralix [4010]

European dry heaths [4030]

Alpine and Boreal heaths [4060]

Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on siliceous substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas, in Continental Europe) [6230]

Blanket bogs (* if active bog) [7130]

Siliceous scree of the montane to snow levels (Androsacetalia alpinae and Galeopsietalia ladani) [8110]

Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation [8210]

Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation [8220]

Margaritifera margaritifera (Freshwater Pearl Mussel) [1029]

Trichomanes speciosum (Killarney Fern) [1421]

Site Documents

Download Conservation Objectives

CO000375.pdf [20.16 MB]

Download Natura2000 form

NF000375.pdf [96 KB]

Download Site Synopsis

SY000375.pdf [141 KB]

Related Publications

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Title: National survey and assessment of the conservation status of Irish sea cliffs [4.24 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: Scoping study and pilot survey for a national survey and conservation assessment of upland habitats and vegetation in Ireland [13.04 MB]
Year: 2009
Author: Perrin, P.M.; O'Hanrahan, B.; Roche, J.R.; Barron, S.J.
Series: Unpublished Report
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Title: Mount Brandon SAC, Upland Survey Report [69.39 MB]
Year: 2014
Author: Roche, J.R.; Perrin, P.M.; Barron, S.J.; Daly, O.H.
Series: Unpublished Report