The Twelve Bens/Garraun Complex SAC

Site Details

Site code
Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Latitude: 53.5342
Longitude: -9.85434

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]

Alpine and Boreal heaths [4060]

Blanket bogs (* if active bog) [7130]

Depressions on peat substrates of the Rhynchosporion [7150]

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]

Old sessile oak woods with Ilex and Blechnum in the British Isles [91A0]

Margaritifera margaritifera (Freshwater Pearl Mussel) [1029]

Salmo salar (Salmon) [1106]

Lutra lutra (Otter) [1355]

Najas flexilis (Slender Naiad) [1833]

Site Documents

Download Conservation Objectives

CO002031.pdf [5.3 MB]

Download Site Synopsis

SY002031.pdf [143 KB]

Statutory Instrument

Download Statutory Instrument Map(s)

MAP002031.pdf [82.0 MB]

Related Publications

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Title: The influence of the sea and of parent material on wetlands and blanket bog in west Connemara, Ireland [6.2 MB]
Year: 1975
Author: van Groenendael, J.M.; Hochstenbach, S.M.H; van Mansfeld, M.J.M; Roozen, A.J.M.
Series: Unpublished Report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 [10.7 MB]
Year: 2010
Author: Cummins, S.; Bleasdale, A.; Douglas, C.; Newton, S.; O'Halloran, J.; Wilson, H.J.
Series: Irish Wildlife Manual