Lough Gara

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Lough Gara

  • Country: 
    Ireland
  • Site number: 
    852
  • Area: 
    1,742 ha
  • Designation date: 
    07-06-1996
  • Coordinates: 
    53°56'N 08°25'W
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Overview

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.

Administrative region: 
Sligo,Roscommon

  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
  • Last publication date: 
    07-06-1996

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