Mongan Bog

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Mongan Bog

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    127 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    53°19'N 07°58'W
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Mongan Bog. 06/12/88; Offaly; 127 ha; 53°19'N 007°58'W. Biogenetic Reserve; Nature Reserve. An excellent example of a Midland raised bog with several special features. The central part is unusually wet and has a particularly pronounced pattern of hummocks, pools and lawns, suggesting that this area is still growing. The bog supports various rare plants or plants with a limited distribution in Ireland. The site is internationally important for wintering the globally vulnerable goose Anser albifrons flavirostris. Ramsar site no. 416.

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  • National legal designation: 
    • nature reserve
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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