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Special Areas of Conservation

Ballynahone Bog

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Northern Ireland
Unitary Authority Northern Ireland
Centroid* H860981
Latitude 54.82305556
Longitude -6.661944444
SAC EU Code UK0016599
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 243.52
* This is the approximate central point of the SAC. In the case of large, linear or composite sites, this may not represent the location where a feature occurs within the SAC.
Location of Ballynahone Bog SAC

General site character

  • Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (75%)
  • Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (25%)

Download the Natura 2000 standard data form for this site as submitted to Europe (PDF <100kb)

Note When undertaking an appropriate assessment of impacts at a site, all features of European importance (both primary and non-primary) need to be considered.

Annex I habitats that are a primary reason for selection of this site

  • 7110 Active raised bogs  * Priority feature

    Ballynahone is one of the two largest intact Active raised bogs in Northern Ireland with hummock and hollow pool complexes. The peatland flora includes bog-rosemary Andromeda polifolia, at one of its few Northern Ireland sites, and the bog-mosses Sphagnum fuscum, S. imbricatum and S. pulchrum. Recently-constructed surface drains have been filled and the site is recovering.

Annex I habitats present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for selection of this site

  • Not Applicable

Annex II species that are a primary reason for selection of this site

  • Not Applicable

Annex II species present as a qualifying feature, but not a primary reason for site selection

  • Not Applicable

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