Castlemaine Harbour

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Castlemaine Harbour

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    2,973 ha
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    52°07'N 09°49'W
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Castlemaine Harbour. 30/05/90; Kerry; 2,973 ha; 52°07'N 009°55'W. Nature Reserve. The estuary of two rivers at the head of Dingle Bay and a complex of mudflats, sandbanks, and saltmarshes protected from the sea by extensive dunes. The mudflats support one of the four largest Zostera beds in Ireland providing food for various species of wintering waterbirds, including internationally important numbers of the goose Branta bernicla hrota. Ramsar site no. 470.

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