River Barrow and River Nore SAC

Site Details

Site code
002162
Designation
Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Counties
Carlow
Kildare
Kilkenny
Laois
Offaly
Tipperary
Waterford
Wexford
Coordinates
Latitude: 52.6794
Longitude: -6.96972

Features of Interest

Estuaries [1130]

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

Reefs [1170]

Salicornia and other annuals colonising mud and sand [1310]

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

Mediterranean salt meadows (Juncetalia maritimi) [1410]

Water courses of plain to montane levels with the Ranunculion fluitantis and Callitricho-Batrachion vegetation [3260]

European dry heaths [4030]

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

Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) [7220]

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

Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) [91E0]

Vertigo moulinsiana (Desmoulin's Whorl Snail) [1016]

Margaritifera margaritifera (Freshwater Pearl Mussel) [1029]

Austropotamobius pallipes (White-clawed Crayfish) [1092]

Petromyzon marinus (Sea Lamprey) [1095]

Lampetra planeri (Brook Lamprey) [1096]

Lampetra fluviatilis (River Lamprey) [1099]

Alosa fallax fallax (Twaite Shad) [1103]

Salmo salar (Salmon) [1106]

Lutra lutra (Otter) [1355]

Trichomanes speciosum (Killarney Fern) [1421]

Margaritifera durrovensis (Nore Pearl Mussel) [1990]

Site Documents

Download Conservation Objectives

CO002162.pdf [4.32 MB]

Download Natura2000 form

NF002162.pdf [172 KB]

Download Site Synopsis

SY002162.pdf [165 KB]

Related Publications

Cover image
Title: Saltmarsh Monitoring Project 2007-2008. Volume 3 [14.12 MB]
Year: 2009
Author: McCorry, M.; Ryle, T.
Series: Unpublished Report
Cover image
Title: Assessment of the distribution and abundance of Kingfisher Alcedo atthis and other riparian birds on six SAC river systems in Ireland [2.28 MB]
Year: 2010
Author: Cummins, S.; Fisher, J.; Gaj McKeever, R.; McNaghten, L.; Crowe, O.
Series: Unpublished Report
Cover image
Title: The distribution of Lamprey in the River Barrow SAC. [665 KB]
Year: 2006
Author: King, J.J.
Series: Irish Wildlife Manual