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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 that of pasture with occasional drainage ditches which are often flooded. The main interest of the site now lies in the large numbers of wildfowl and waters that the area can support when wet. It also is of interest as an example of a rare habitat type, turloughs, outsets their main region of distribution i.e. the limestone areas west of the Shannon. This interest has been somewhat diminished by the parital drainage of the site.

 

12 July, 1995.