Gweedore Bay and Islands SAC

Site Details

Site code
Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Latitude: 55.0668
Longitude: -8.35648

Qualifying Interests

Coastal lagoons [1150]

Reefs [1170]

Perennial vegetation of stony banks [1220]

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

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

Mediterranean salt meadows (Juncetalia maritimi) [1410]

Embryonic shifting dunes [2110]

Shifting dunes along the shoreline with Ammophila arenaria (white dunes) [2120]

Fixed coastal dunes with herbaceous vegetation (grey dunes) [2130]

Decalcified fixed dunes with Empetrum nigrum [2140]

Atlantic decalcified fixed dunes (Calluno-Ulicetea) [2150]

Dunes with Salix repens ssp. argentea (Salicion arenariae) [2170]

Humid dune slacks [2190]

Machairs (* in Ireland) [21A0]

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

European dry heaths [4030]

Alpine and Boreal heaths [4060]

Juniperus communis formations on heaths or calcareous grasslands [5130]

Euphydryas aurinia (Marsh Fritillary) [1065]

Phocoena phocoena (Harbour Porpoise) [1351]

Lutra lutra (Otter) [1355]

Petalophyllum ralfsii (Petalwort) [1395]

Najas flexilis (Slender Naiad) [1833]

Site Documents

Download Conservation Objectives

CO001141.pdf [7.5 MB]

Download Site Synopsis

SY001141.pdf [277 KB]

Download Amendment Notification

AN001141.pdf [795 KB]

Download Statutory Instrument Map(s)

MAP001141.pdf [70.3 MB]

Related Publications

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Title: The conservation status of juniper formations in Ireland [7.1 MB]
Year: 2012
Author: Cooper, F., Stone, R.E., McEvoy, P., Wilkins, T., Reid, N.
Series: Irish Wildlife Manual
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Title: Coastal Monitoring Project 2004-2006 [2.7 MB]
Year: 2009
Author: Ryle, T.; Murray, A.; Connolly, C.; Swann, M.
Series: Unpublished Report
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Title: Saltmarsh Monitoring Project 2007-2008. Volume 2 [16.5 MB]
Year: 2009
Author: McCorry, M.; Ryle, T.
Series: Unpublished Report