Slyne Head Peninsula SAC

Site Details

Site code
002074
Designation
Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
County
Galway
Coordinates
Latitude: 53.4406
Longitude: -10.1092

Features of Interest

Coastal lagoons [1150]

Large shallow inlets and bays [1160]

Reefs [1170]

Annual vegetation of drift lines [1210]

Perennial vegetation of stony banks [1220]

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]

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]

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

European dry heaths [4030]

Juniperus communis formations on heaths or calcareous grasslands [5130]

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

Molinia meadows on calcareous, peaty or clayey-silt-laden soils (Molinion caeruleae) [6410]

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

Alkaline fens [7230]

Petalophyllum ralfsii (Petalwort) [1395]

Najas flexilis (Slender Naiad) [1833]

Site Documents

Download Conservation Objectives

CO002074.pdf [11.94 MB]

Download Natura2000 form

NF002074.pdf [99 KB]

Download Site Synopsis

SY002074.pdf [150 KB]

Related Publications

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Title: Slyne Head Islands SAC (000328) Conservation objectives supporting document - marine habitats [Version 1] [1.05 MB]
Year: 2012
Author: NPWS
Series: Unpublished Report
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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: 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Series: Unpublished Report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: Harbour Seal Population Monitoring 2009-2012: Report No. 2 [2010] [1,017 KB]
Year: 2011
Author: NPWS
Series: Unpublished Report
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Title: Harbour Seal Population Monitoring 2009-2012: Report No. 1 [2009] [873 KB]
Year: 2010
Author: NPWS
Series: Unpublished Report
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Title: Saltmarsh Monitoring Project 2007-2008. Volume 3 [14.12 MB]
Year: 2009
Author: McCorry, M.; Ryle, T.
Series: Unpublished Report
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Title: Surveys of sensitive subtidal benthic communities [3.97 MB]
Year: 2006
Author: MERC Consultants
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