- Site number:850
- Area:182 ha
- Designation date:07-06-1996
- Coordinates:53°37'N 07°17'W
Lough Iron. 11/06/96; West Meath; 182 ha; 53°37'N 007°17'W. The site, a long narrow lake with fringing marsh and woodlands surrounded by intensively farmed agricultural land, is one of the most important waterbird sites in the midlands. In addition to supporting large numbers of snipe and duck, there are internationally important numbers of Greenland White-fronted geese and Whooper swans wintering at the site that feed on the surrounding farmland. The marsh areas support numerous rare plant species. Ramsar site no. 850.
- Regional (international) legal designations:
- EU Natura 2000
- Last publication date:07-06-1996