Lower River Shannon SAC

Site Details

Site code
002165
Designation
Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Counties
Clare
Cork
Kerry
Limerick
Tipperary
Coordinates
Latitude: 52.5794
Longitude: -9.60639

Features of Interest

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 [7.80 MB]

Download Natura2000 form

NF002165.pdf [214 KB]

Download Site Synopsis

SY002165.pdf [167 KB]

Related Publications

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Title: Lower River Shannon SAC Conservation objectives supporting document - water courses [Version 1] [514 KB]
Year: 2012
Author: NPWS
Series: Unpublished Report
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Title: National survey and assessment of the conservation status of Irish sea cliffs [4.24 MB]
Year: 2011
Author: Barron, S.J.; Delaney, A.; Perrin, P.M.; Martin, J.R.; O’Neill, F.H.
Series: Irish Wildlife Manual
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Title: Bottlenose Dolphin SAC Survey 2010 [1.17 MB]
Year: 2010
Author: Berrow, S.; O’Brien, J.; Groth, L.; Foley, A.; Voigt, K.
Series: Unpublished Report
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Title: A survey of intertidal sediment biotopes in estuaries in Ireland [4.70 MB]
Year: 1997
Author: Falvey, J.P.; Costello, M.J.; Dempsey, S.
Series: Unpublished Report
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Title: Bottlenose dolphins (Tursiops truncatus) in the Shannon Estuary and selected areas of the west-coast of Ireland. [1.06 MB]
Year: 2003
Author: Ingram, S.; Rogan, E.
Series: Unpublished Report
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Title: An updated population status report for bottlenose dolphins using the Lower River Shannon SAC in 2008 [761 KB]
Year: 2008
Author: Anneli Englund 1, 2, Simon Ingram 1, 2, * and Emer Rogan
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: Saltmarsh Monitoring Project 2007-2008. Volume 2 [16.54 MB]
Year: 2009
Author: McCorry, M.; Ryle, T.
Series: Unpublished Report
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Title: Population status report for bottlenose dolphins using the Lower River Shannon [907 KB]
Year: 2007
Author: Englund, A.; Ingram, S.; Rogan, E.
Series: Published