Carlingford Lough

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Carlingford Lough

  • Country: 
    United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland
  • Site number: 
  • Area: 
    831 ha
  • Designation date: 
  • Coordinates: 
    54°03'N 06°06'W
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Carlingford Lough. 09/03/98; Northern Ireland; 831 ha; 54°03'N 006°07'W. Special Protection Area EC Directive, SSSI. The site includes mudflats, saltmarsh, small rocks, and shingle islands on the border with Ireland. It supports an important assemblage of vulnerable and endangered Irish Red Data Book bird species. It provides habitats for terns, including Sterna hirundo, S. dougallii, S. paradisaea. The site is used for recreation, fishing, marine aquaculture, and hunting. Ramsar site no. 936. Most recent RIS information: 2005.

Administrative region: 
Northern Ireland

  • National legal designation: 
    • Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
    • sssi
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
  • Last publication date: 


Ramsar Information Sheet (RIS)