Lough Carra/Mask Complex SAC

Site Details

Site code
Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Latitude: 53.6279
Longitude: -9.3357

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]

European dry heaths [4030]

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

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

Alkaline fens [7230]

Limestone pavements [8240]

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

Rhinolophus hipposideros (Lesser Horseshoe Bat) [1303]

Lutra lutra (Otter) [1355]

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

Site Documents

Download Conservation Objectives

CO001774.pdf [13.5 MB]

Download Site Synopsis

SY001774.pdf [149 KB]

Statutory Instrument


Download Statutory Instrument Map(s)

MAP001774.pdf [116.2 MB]

Related Publications

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Title: Irish Wildlife Manual No.70 - A survey of benthic macrophytes in three hard-water lakes: Lough Bunny, Lough Carra and Lough Owel [10.8 MB]
Year: 2013
Author: Roden,C.; Murphy,P.
Series: Irish Wildlife Manual
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Title: The development of methodologies to assess the conservation status of limestone [2.3 MB]
Year: 2009
Author: Murphy, S.; Fernandez Valverde, F.
Series: Irish Wildlife Manual
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Title: Pilot environmental impact assessment - Lough Carra East Vegetation Report [6.7 MB]
Year: 1982
Author: Lockhart, N.; Ryan, J.B.
Series: Unpublished Report