Lower River Shannon SAC

Site Details

Site code
002165
Designation
Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Counties
Clare
Cork
Kerry
Limerick
Tipperary
Coordinates
Latitude: 52.5838
Longitude: -9.42806

Qualifying Interests

Sandbanks which are slightly covered by sea water all the time [1110]

Estuaries [1130]

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

Coastal lagoons [1150]

Large shallow inlets and bays [1160]

Reefs [1170]

Perennial vegetation of stony banks [1220]

Vegetated sea cliffs of the Atlantic and Baltic coasts [1230]

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]

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

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

Margaritifera margaritifera (Freshwater Pearl Mussel) [1029]

Petromyzon marinus (Sea Lamprey) [1095]

Lampetra planeri (Brook Lamprey) [1096]

Lampetra fluviatilis (River Lamprey) [1099]

Salmo salar (Salmon) [1106]

Tursiops truncatus (Common Bottlenose Dolphin) [1349]

Lutra lutra (Otter) [1355]

Site Documents

Download Conservation Objectives

CO002165.pdf [7.8 MB]

Download Site Synopsis

SY002165.pdf [167 KB]

Statutory Instrument

https://www.irishstatutebook.ie/eli/2023/si/328/made/en/pdf

Download Statutory Instrument Map(s)

MAP002165.pdf [630.1 MB]