|Unitary Authority||Northern Ireland|
|SAC EU Code||UK0030169|
|Status||Designated Special Area of Conservation (SAC)|
|* 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.|
General site character
Bogs, Marshes, Water fringed vegetation, Fens (20%)
Humid grassland, Mesophile grassland (10%)
Broad-leaved deciduous woodland (70%)
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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
91E0 Alluvial forests with Alnus glutinosa and Fraxinus excelsior (Alno-Padion, Alnion incanae, Salicion albae) * Priority feature
Hollymount is an example of alluvial forests in the south-east of Northern Ireland. The site is a flooded inter-drumlin hollow. The wet woodland is characterised by a canopy of dense, mature alder Alnus glutinosa and grey willow Salix cinerea, with reed canary-grass Phalaris arundinacea and greater pond-sedge Carex riparia dominating the ground flora. Tussock sedge C. paniculata is also very conspicuous. There are natural transitions to oak Quercus spp. woodland on the drumlin slopes.
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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