- Site number:852
- Area:1,742 ha
- Designation date:07-06-1996
- Coordinates:53°56'N 08°25'W
Lough Gara. 11/06/96; Sligo, Roscommon; 1,742 ha; 53°56'N 008°25'W. The site includes a shallow limestone lake fed by two rivers, low-lying islands, peatland and raised bog. Vegetation consists of extensive reed and sedge swamps, scrub, and small stands of birch (Betula pubescens) woodland. Internationally important numbers of Greenland White-fronted geese overwinter at the site and several other species of waterbirds can be found. Ramsar site no. 852.
- Regional (international) legal designations:
- EU Natura 2000
- Last publication date:07-06-1996