Pollardstown Fen

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Pollardstown Fen

  • Country: 
    Ireland
  • Site number: 
    474
  • Area: 
    130 ha
  • Designation date: 
    30-05-1990
  • Coordinates: 
    53°11'N 06°51'W
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Overview

Pollardstown Fen. 30/05/90; Kildare; 130 ha; 53°11'N 006°51'W. Biogenetic Reserve; Nature Reserve. The largest remaining spring-fed fen in Ireland. Habitats include semi-natural fen, damp grassland, woodland, and open water. The open water attracts waterbirds in regionally important numbers. The fen supports an important assemblage of invertebrate fauna and contains a complete palaeoecological record dating back to the last glaciation. Interpretive material and an observation hide are available. Ramsar site no. 474.

Administrative region: 
Kildare

  • National legal designation: 
    • nature reserve
  • Last publication date: 
    30-05-1990

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