Wicklow Mountains SAC

Site Details

Site code
Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Latitude: 53.0842
Longitude: -6.37682

Qualifying Interests

Oligotrophic waters containing very few minerals of sandy plains (Littorelletalia uniflorae) [3110]

Natural dystrophic lakes and ponds [3160]

Northern Atlantic wet heaths with Erica tetralix [4010]

European dry heaths [4030]

Alpine and Boreal heaths [4060]

Calaminarian grasslands of the Violetalia calaminariae [6130]

Species-rich Nardus grasslands, on siliceous substrates in mountain areas (and submountain areas, in Continental Europe) [6230]

Blanket bogs (* if active bog) [7130]

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]

Lutra lutra (Otter) [1355]

Site Documents

Download Conservation Objectives

CO002122.pdf [5.9 MB]

Download Site Synopsis

SY002122.pdf [352 KB]

Statutory Instrument


Download Statutory Instrument Map(s)

MAP002122.pdf [175.1 MB]

Related Publications

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Title: Wicklow Mountains National Park Management Plan [7.8 MB]
Year: 2005
Author: NPWS
Series: Conservation Plan
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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