Mweelrea/Sheeffry/Erriff Complex SAC

Site Details

Site code
001932
Designation
Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
County
Mayo
Coordinates
Latitude: 53.6711
Longitude: -9.68556

Features of Interest

Coastal lagoons [1150]

Annual vegetation of drift lines [1210]

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]

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

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

Machairs (* in Ireland) [21A0]

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]

Natural dystrophic lakes and ponds [3160]

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]

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

Blanket bogs (* if active bog) [7130]

Transition mires and quaking bogs [7140]

Depressions on peat substrates of the Rhynchosporion [7150]

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 rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation [8210]

Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation [8220]

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

Vertigo angustior (Narrow-mouthed Whorl Snail) [1014]

Margaritifera margaritifera (Freshwater Pearl Mussel) [1029]

Salmo salar (Salmon) [1106]

Lutra lutra (Otter) [1355]

Petalophyllum ralfsii (Petalwort) [1395]

Najas flexilis (Slender Naiad) [1833]

Site Documents

Download Conservation Objectives

CO001932_0.pdf [25.55 MB]

Download Natura2000 form

NF001932.pdf [134 KB]

Download Site Synopsis

SY001932.pdf [165 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: Coastal Monitoring Project 2004-2006 [2.67 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 4 [11.27 MB]
Year: 2009
Author: McCorry, M.; Ryle, T.
Series: Unpublished Report
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Title: The status of Red Grouse in Ireland and the effects of land use, habitat and habitat quality on their distribution. Irish Wildlife Manuals No. 50 [10.72 MB]
Year: 2010
Author: Cummins, S.; Bleasdale, A.; Douglas, C.; Newton, S.; O'Halloran, J.; Wilson, H.J.
Series: Irish Wildlife Manual
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Title: Saltmarsh Monitoring Project 2006 [1.32 MB]
Year: 2007
Author: McCorry, M.
Series: Unpublished Report
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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: Report on the conservation value of Irish coastal sites: Machair in Ireland [2.89 MB]
Year: 1983
Author: Bassett, A.
Series: Unpublished Report
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Title: Mweelrea/Sheeffry/Erriff Complex SAC, Upland Survey Report [63.53 MB]
Year: 2014
Author: Roche, J.R.; Perrin, P.M.; Barron, S.J.; Daly, O.H.
Series: Unpublished Report