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Natural Heritage Areas

  • 001423 Cloonagheeher Bog NHA

     SITE SYNOPSIS SITE NAME Cloonageeher Bog NHA SITE CODE 001423 Cloonageeher Bog NHA is situated approximately 6 km north of Newtown Forbes, mainly in the townlands of Cloonageeher and Cloontubbrid, on the border between Counties Longford and Leitrim. The site

  • 001448 Forthill Bog NHA

    SITE SYNOPSIS  SITE NAME Forthill Bog NHA SITE CODE 001448  Forthill Bog NHA is located 2 km from the north eastern shore of Lough Ree and 2 km south east of Newtown Cashel. It is mainly situated in the townlands

  • 001450 Mount Jessop Bog NHA

    SITE SYNOPSIS  SITE NAME Mount Jessop Bog NHA SITE CODE 001450  Mount Jessop Bog NHA is situated approximately 5 km south of Longford Town, mainly in the townlands of Mount Jessop and Curry, in Co. Longford.  The site comprises a

  • 001822 Carrickglass Demesne pNHA

    SITE SYNOPSIS SITE NAME CARRICKGLASS DEMESNE pNHA SITE CODE 001822    Carrickglass Demesne lies some 4 km northeast of Longford Town.  The whole estate was designated an Area of Scientific Interest (ASI) in 1972, and is now a proposed Natural Heritage

  • 000691 Rinn River NHA

     SITE SYNOPSIS SITE NAME Rinn River NHA SITE CODE 000691    The Rinn River flows from L. Rinn in Leitrim, to Lough Forbes on the Shannon.  Several sections of the undrained Rinn River, known as callows, between Annaveagh Bridge and

  • 000985 Lough Kinale & Derragh Lough NHA

    SITE SYNOPSIS      SITE NAME   LOUGH KINALE AND DERRAGH LOUGHS NHA     SITE CODE   000985       Lough Kinale, intersecting counties Longford, Cavan and Westmeath, is dwarfed by Lough Sheelin, the eighth largest of the Republic of

  • 001821 Cordara Turlough pNHA

    SITE SYNOPSIS SITE NAME CORDARA TURLOUGH pNHA SITE CODE 001821   This is a fairly large turlough in the carboniferous limestone area on the east shore of Lough Ree, situated about 7km south west of Lanesborough. The vegetation is mainly

  • 00447 Derrymore Bog pNHA

    SITE SYNOPSIS  SITE NAME DERRYMORE BOG pNHA SITE CODE 000447    This lowland raised bog is situated some 3km southeast of Longford town. The bog was surveyed in 1985 and then its condition was described as being about 50% destroyed

  • 001687 Glen Lough pNHA

    SITE SYNOPSIS  SITE NAME GLEN LOUGH pNHA SITE CODE 001687    Glen lough is situated about five kilometres north west of Lough Iron and the Black River connects these two lakes. Extensive drainage in the 1960's has resulted in the

  • 001444 Derry Lough pNHA

    SITE SYNOPSIS  SITE NAME DERRY LOUGH pNHA SITE CODE 001444    Derry Lough is a relatively small area of wet grassland, fen, fen woodland and open water situted about seven kilometres northwest of Ballymahon, Co. Longford and about three kilometres

  • 00449 Lough Bannow pNHA

    SITE SYNOPSIS  SITE NAME LOUGH BANNOW SITE CODE 000449    Lough Bannow proposed Natural Heritage Area (NHA) is located some 2 km east of Lanesborough, just to the south of the Longford Road (N63). The outline of water of Lough

  • 001819 Lough Bawn pNHA

    SITE SYNOPSIS  SITE NAME LOUGH BAWN pNHA SITE CODE 001819    Lough Bawn is a relatively small site composed of raised bog, fen, wet and dry woodland and freshwater marsh habitats. It is the area of fen however that gives

  • 00992 Lough Gowna pNHA

    SITE SYNOPSIS  SITE NAME LOUGH GOWNA pNHA SITE CODE 000992    Lough Gowna is located 10km north west of Granard on the River Erne. It is a medium sized lake divided into two main sections by a narrow channel at

  • 001449 Lough Naback pNHA

    SITE SYNOPSIS SITE NAME LOUGH NABACK pNHA SITE CODE 001449  This small site is composed of an oligatrophic lake surrounded by gently to moderately sloping fields in the County Longford uplands. Gorse (Ulex europaeus) scrub surrounds the lake and acts

  • 001443 Lough Slawn pNHA

    SITE SYNOPSIS  SITE NAME LOUGH SLAWN SITE CODE 001443 Lough Slawn is a small lough about 1 km from the shore of Lough Ree's Elfeet Bay some 12 km south of Lanesborough. The lough, the area around the lough and

  • SAC 002341 Ardagullion Bog

    SITE SYNOPSIS  SITE NAME Ardagullion Bog SITE CODE 002341  Ardaguillion Bog is located 5 km north east of Edgeworthstown, mainly in the townlands of Cloonshannagh (Coolamber Manor Demesne) and Ardaguillon in Co. Longford. The site comprises a raised bog that

  • SAC 000448 Fortwilliam Turlough

    SITE SYNOPSIS  SITE NAME Fortwilliam Turlough SITE CODE 000448  Fortwilliam Turlough is situated close to the eastern shore of Lough Ree, 6 km south of Lanesborough, in County Longford. The surrounding countryside is flat, with a thin cover of drift.

  • SAC 001818 Lough Forbes Complex

    SITE SYNOPSIS  SITE NAME Lough Forbes Complex SITE CODE 001818  This site is composed of a complex of different adjacent habitats, each of which contributes in a different way to the overall value of the site as a whole. The

  • SAC 000440 Lough Ree SAC

    SITE SYNOPSIS  SITE NAME Lough Ree SAC SITE CODE 000440 Situated on the River Shannon between Lanesborough and Athlone, Lough Ree is the third largest lake in the Republic of Ireland. It lies in an ice deepened depression in Carboniferous Limestone.

  • SAC 002346 Brown Bog

    SITE SYNOPSIS  SITE NAME Brown Bog SITE CODE 002346  Brown Bog SAC is located 5 km north west of Longford Town mainly in the townlands of Tully, Lissanurlan and Cartronlebagh. The site comprises a raised bog that includes both areas of