Slieve Bloom Mountains

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Slieve Bloom Mountains

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    2,230 ha
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    53°03'N 07°37'W
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Slieve Bloom Mountains. 31/07/86; Offaly, Laois; 2,230 ha; 53°03'N 007°38'W. Biogenetic Reserve; Nature Reserve. The largest and most intact area of mountain blanket bog known in Ireland. Features include areas of well-developed hummock, hollow and pool systems. Vegetation consists of a dwarf shrub and herb layer and extensive cover of Sphagnum moss. An absence of rock outcrops limits species and habitat diversity, except in valleys where seepage areas and streams provide increased nutrients. Ramsar site no. 335.

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    • nature reserve
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