Raheenmore Bog

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Raheenmore Bog

  • Country: 
    Ireland
  • Site number: 
    417
  • Area: 
    162 ha
  • Designation date: 
    06-12-1988
  • Coordinates: 
    53°19'N 07°21'W
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Overview

Raheenmore Bog. 06/12/88; Offaly; 162 ha; 53°20'N 007°21'W. Biogenetic Reserve; Nature Reserve. This classic example of a Midland raised bog developed in a small basin on the catchment divide between two major river systems. The peat, 15m in places, makes it the deepest known raised bog in Ireland. Vegetation is typical, with a good cover of Sphagnum mosses, but the formerly extensive hummock and hollow system is reduced due to conversion to agricultural land. Ramsar site no. 417.

Administrative region: 
Offaly

  • National legal designation: 
    • nature reserve
  • Last publication date: 
    06-12-1988

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