- Site number:847
- Area:1,120 ha
- Designation date:07-06-1996
- Coordinates:53°40'N 07°20'W
Lough Derravaragh. 11/06/96; West Meath; 1,120 ha; 53°40'N 007°20'W. A raised or cutaway bog with a shallow, alkaline lake and extensive reedbeds and swamps. Vegetation includes various aquatic plants dominated by reeds and sedges, several of which have a restricted distribution in Ireland, and deciduous woodland composed of native species. The site supports nationally important numbers of several species of waterbirds and provides valuable habitat for otter. Human activities include fishing, hunting, canoeing and water sports. Ramsar site no. 847.
- Regional (international) legal designations:
- EU Natura 2000
- Last publication date:07-06-1996