Knockmoyle/Sheskin

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Knockmoyle/Sheskin

  • Country: 
    Ireland
  • Site number: 
    372
  • Area: 
    1,198 ha
  • Designation date: 
    01-06-1987
  • Coordinates: 
    54°12'N 09°33'W
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Overview

Knockmoyle/Sheskin. 01/06/87;Mayo; 1,198 ha; 54°12'N 009°33'W. Biogenetic Reserve; Nature Reserve. Part of an extensive area of lowland blanket bog with a remarkably dense network of pools and small acidic lakes. The valleys and flushes are floristically rich owing to an absence of burning and grazing. The peat is relatively dry between water bodies and has a well-developed cover. Unusual features include the presence of small stands of Betula pubescens and the rare moss Homalothecium nitens. Ramsar site no. 372.

Administrative region: 
Mayo

  • National legal designation: 
    • nature reserve
  • Last publication date: 
    01-06-1987

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