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Special Areas of Conservation

SACs in Northern Ireland

There are 58 SACs, SCIs or cSACs in Northern Ireland including cross border sites. Sites are sorted alphabetically.

EU Code Name Country Local Authority Area (ha) Status
UK0030318 Aughnadarragh Lough NI Northern Ireland 12.8 SAC
UK0030319 Ballykilbeg NI Northern Ireland 37.59 SAC
UK0016599 Ballynahone Bog NI Northern Ireland 243.52 SAC
UK0030083 Banagher Glen NI Northern Ireland 87.9 SAC
UK0030084 Bann Estuary NI Northern Ireland 348.37 SAC
UK0030089 Binevenagh NI Northern Ireland 90.92 SAC
UK0016609 Black Bog NI Northern Ireland 183.72 SAC
UK0030097 Breen Wood NI Northern Ireland 36.03 SAC
UK0030110 Carn-Glenshane Pass NI Northern Ireland 1941.28 SAC
UK0030116 Cladagh (Swanlinbar) River NI Northern Ireland 28.36 SAC
UK0030321 Cranny Bogs NI Northern Ireland 79.06 SAC
UK0016603 Cuilcagh Mountain NI Northern Ireland 2751.68 SAC
UK0030322 Curran Bog NI Northern Ireland 183.51 SAC
UK0030323 Dead Island Bog NI Northern Ireland 54.62 SAC
UK0030324 Deroran Bog NI Northern Ireland 75.6 SAC
UK0016620 Derryleckagh NI Northern Ireland 48.73 SAC
UK0016615 Eastern Mournes NI Northern Ireland 7509.59 SAC
UK0016611 Fairy Water Bogs NI Northern Ireland 224.18 SAC
UK0030068 Fardrum and Roosky Turloughs NI Northern Ireland 43.21 SAC
UK0016606 Garron Plateau NI Northern Ireland 4652.18 SAC
UK0016610 Garry Bog NI Northern Ireland 154.91 SAC
UK0030169 Hollymount NI Northern Ireland 49.96 SAC
UK0030045 Largalinny NI Northern Ireland 245.54 SAC
UK0030180 Lecale Fens NI Northern Ireland 40.87 SAC
UK0030047 Lough Melvin NI Northern Ireland 517.98 SAC
UK0016621 Magheraveely Marl Loughs NI Northern Ireland 58.89 SAC
UK0016613 Magilligan NI Northern Ireland 1059.62 SAC
UK0030199 Main Valley Bogs NI Northern Ireland 186.35 SAC
UK0016619 Monawilkin NI Northern Ireland 175.25 SAC
UK0030211 Moneygal Bog NI Northern Ireland 156.16 SAC
UK0030212 Moninea Bog NI Northern Ireland 44.84 SAC
UK0030214 Montiaghs Moss NI Northern Ireland 151.39 SAC
UK0016612 Murlough NI Extra-Regio, Northern Ireland 11903.9 SAC
UK0030224 North Antrim Coast NI Northern Ireland 311.44 SAC
UK0030399 North Channel NIO Extra-Regio 160367 SAC
UK0030233 Owenkillew River NI Northern Ireland 213.84 SAC
UK0030236 Peatlands Park NI Northern Ireland 207.53 SAC
UK0016607 Pettigoe Plateau NI Northern Ireland 1267.88 SAC
UK0030055 Rathlin Island NI Northern Ireland 3346.59 SAC
UK0030244 Rea's Wood and Farr's Bay NI Northern Ireland 41.83 SAC
UK0030365 Red Bay NI Extra-Regio 966.279 SAC
UK0030361 River Faughan and Tributaries NI Northern Ireland 293.79 SAC
UK0030320 River Foyle and Tributaries NI Northern Ireland 771.8 SAC
UK0030360 River Roe and Tributaries NI Northern Ireland 408.19 SAC
UK0030268 Rostrevor Wood NI Northern Ireland 16.65 SAC
UK0030383 Skerries and Causeway NI Extra-Regio 10867.43 SAC
UK0016622 Slieve Beagh NI Northern Ireland 1888.18 SAC
UK0030277 Slieve Gullion NI Northern Ireland 612.7 SAC
UK0016618 Strangford Lough NI Northern Ireland 15391.77 SAC
UK0016608 Teal Lough NI Northern Ireland 198.5 SAC
UK0030384 The Maidens NI Extra-Regio 7464.05 SAC
UK0030325 Tonnagh Beg Bog NI Northern Ireland 55.71 SAC
UK0030326 Tully Bog NI Northern Ireland 36.06 SAC
UK0030291 Turmennan NI Northern Ireland 14.83 SAC
UK0030296 Upper Ballinderry River NI Northern Ireland 58.88 SAC
UK0016614 Upper Lough Erne NI Northern Ireland 5751.34 SAC
UK0030300 West Fermanagh Scarplands NI Northern Ireland 2276.47 SAC
UK0030303 Wolf Island Bog NI Northern Ireland 118.14 SAC

Key to site status abbreviations

  • SAC = Special Area of Conservation
  • SCI = Site of Community Importance
  • cSAC = Candidate Special Area of Conservation
  • pSAC = Possible Special Area of Conservation

Site area and location information for pSACs where available, is provisional. Descriptive site details are not available for pSACs.

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