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Natural Heritage Areas

  • 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

  • SAC 002348 Clooneen Bog

    SITE SYNOPSIS  SITE NAME Clooneen Bog SITE CODE 002348  Clooneen Bog lies approximately 3 km south east of Roosky in Co. Longford on the east bank of the River Shannon, just north of Lough Forbes. It is located almost entirely

  • SPA 004064 Lough Ree SPA

    SITE SYNOPSIS  SITE NAME Lough Ree SPA SITE CODE 004064  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

  • SPA 004101 Ballykenny-Fishertown Bog

    SITE SYNOPSIS  SITE NAME Ballykenny Fishertown Bog SPA SITE CODE 004101  Ballykenny Fisherstown Bog SPA is situated in the north central midlands and is underlain by Carboniferous limestone. It is centered around Lough Forbes, a naturally eutrophic lake on the

  • SPA 004061 Lough Kinale & Derragh Lough

    SITE SYNOPSIS  SITE NAME Lough Ree SPA SITE CODE 004064  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

  • 00691 Rinn River pNHA

    SITE SYNOPSIS  SITE NAME RINN RIVER pNHA 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 Lough

  • 000422 Aghnamona Bog NHA

    SITE SYNOPSIS  SITE NAME Aghnamona Bog NHA SITE CODE 000422  Aghnamona Bog NHA is located 2 km east of Roosky, in the townlands of Cornagillagh, Drumard, Meelragh, Aghnamona, Aghnahunshin in Co. Leitrim and Clooncolligan, Co. Longford. The River Shannon lies

  • 002103 Royal Canal pNHA

    SITE SYNOPSIS  SITE NAME ROYAL CANAL pNHA SITE CODE 002103  The Royal Canal is a man made waterway linking the River Liffey at Dublin to the River Shannon near Tarmonbarry. There is a branch line from Kilashee to Longford Town.

  • 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