Blackwater River (Cork/Waterford) SAC

Site Details

Site code
002170
Designation
Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Counties
Cork
Kerry
Limerick
Tipperary
Waterford
Coordinates
Latitude: 52.1292
Longitude: -8.67806

Features of Interest

Estuaries [1130]

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

Perennial vegetation of stony banks [1220]

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]

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]

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]

Site Documents

Download Conservation Objectives

CO002170.pdf [6.56 MB]

Download Natura2000 form

NF002170.pdf [175 KB]

Download Site Synopsis

SY002170.pdf [176 KB]

Related Publications

Cover image
Title: Saltmarsh Monitoring Project 2007-2008. Volume 5 [8.10 MB]
Year: 2009
Author: McCorry, M.; Ryle, T.
Series: Unpublished Report
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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Series: Unpublished Report
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Title: The status and distribution of lamprey and shad in the Slaney and Munster Black [1.07 MB]
Year: 2004
Author: King, J.J.; Linnane, S.M.; Marnell, F.
Series: Irish Wildlife Manual