East Burren Complex SAC

Site Details

Site code
Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Latitude: 53.0313
Longitude: -9.0044

Qualifying Interests

Hard oligo-mesotrophic waters with benthic vegetation of Chara spp. [3140]

Turloughs [3180]

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

Alpine and Boreal heaths [4060]

Juniperus communis formations on heaths or calcareous grasslands [5130]

Calaminarian grasslands of the Violetalia calaminariae [6130]

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

Lowland hay meadows (Alopecurus pratensis, Sanguisorba officinalis) [6510]

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

Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) [7220]

Alkaline fens [7230]

Limestone pavements [8240]

Caves not open to the public [8310]

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

Euphydryas aurinia (Marsh Fritillary) [1065]

Rhinolophus hipposideros (Lesser Horseshoe Bat) [1303]

Lutra lutra (Otter) [1355]

Site Documents

Download Conservation Objectives

CO001926.pdf [12.5 MB]

Download Site Synopsis

SY001926.pdf [151 KB]

Statutory Instrument


Download Statutory Instrument Map(s)

MAP001926.pdf [158.9 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 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: 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