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Special Areas of Conservation

Derryleckagh

Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Country Northern Ireland
Unitary Authority Northern Ireland
Centroid* J119254
Latitude 54.165
Longitude -6.286111111
SAC EU Code UK0016620
Status Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)
Area (ha) 48.73
* 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 Derryleckagh SAC

General site character

  • Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (80%)
  • Humid grassland, Mesophile grassland (10%)
  • Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (10%)

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

  • Derryleckagh in Northern Ireland is a large example of an inter-drumlin wetland with well-developed transition mire vegetation of the basin mire type. Although a large part of the site is dominated by tall reedswamp, it still contains extensive areas of M9 Carex rostrataCalliergon cuspidatum/giganteum mire dominated by lesser tussock-sedge Carex diandra, Sphagnum contortum and brown mosses. Within this fen vegetation are well-developed pools and soakways with marsh St John’s-wort Hypericum elodes prominent. The site contains several rare or localised invertebrate species.

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

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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