Kilkieran Bay and Islands SAC

Site Details

Site code
Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Latitude: 53.2807
Longitude: -9.73009

Qualifying Interests

Mudflats and sandflats not covered by seawater at low tide [1140]

Coastal lagoons [1150]

Large shallow inlets and bays [1160]

Reefs [1170]

Atlantic salt meadows (Glauco-Puccinellietalia maritimae) [1330]

Mediterranean salt meadows (Juncetalia maritimi) [1410]

Machairs (* in Ireland) [21A0]

Oligotrophic to mesotrophic standing waters with vegetation of the Littorelletea uniflorae and/or Isoeto-Nanojuncetea [3130]

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

Phocoena phocoena (Harbour Porpoise) [1351]

Lutra lutra (Otter) [1355]

Phoca vitulina (Harbour Seal) [1365]

Najas flexilis (Slender Naiad) [1833]

Site Documents

Download Conservation Objectives

CO002111.pdf [9.8 MB]

Download Site Synopsis

SY002111.pdf [260 KB]

Statutory Instrument

Download Statutory Instrument Map(s)

MAP002111.pdf [150.7 MB]

Related Publications

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Title: Marine communities of Kilkieran Bay, the Aran Islands and the Skerd Rocks and an assessment of their nature conservation importance [4.2 MB]
Year: 1994
Author: Sides, E.M., Picton, B.E., Emblow, C.S., Morrow, C.C., Costello, M.J.
Series: Unpublished Report
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Title: Coastal Monitoring Project 2004-2006 [2.7 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Series: Unpublished Report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 3 [14.1 MB]
Year: 2009
Author: McCorry, M.; Ryle, T.
Series: Unpublished Report
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Title: Surveys of sensitive subtidal benthic communities [6.8 MB]
Year: 2005
Author: MERC Consultants
Series: Unpublished Report