Ben Bulben, Gleniff and Glenade Complex SAC

Site Details

Site code
000623
Designation
Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Counties
Leitrim
Sligo
Coordinates
Latitude: 54.3647
Longitude: -8.38184

Features of Interest

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]

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

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

Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels [6430]

Transition mires and quaking bogs [7140]

Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) [7220]

Alkaline fens [7230]

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

Calcareous and calcshist screes of the montane to alpine levels (Thlaspietea rotundifolii) [8120]

Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation [8210]

Vertigo geyeri (Geyer's Whorl Snail) [1013]

Lutra lutra (Otter) [1355]

Site Documents

Download Conservation Objectives

CO000623.pdf [349 KB]

Download Natura 2000 form

NF000623.pdf [134 KB]

Download Site Synopsis

SY000623.pdf [143 KB]

Related Publications

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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: Monitoring and Condition Assessment of Populations of Vertigo geyeri, Vertigo angustior and Vertigo moulinsiana in Ireland [3.28 MB]
Year: 2011
Author: Moorkens, E.A.; Killeen, I.J
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Series: Unpublished Report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: A Preliminary Report on Areas of Scientific Interest in County Leitrim [1.56 MB]
Year: 1978
Author: Goodwillie, R.
Series: Unpublished Report
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Title: A Preliminary Report on Areas of Scientific Interest in County Leitrim [1.08 MB]
Year: 1973
Author: Goodwillie, R.
Series: Unpublished Report