Mweelrea/Sheeffry/Erriff Complex SAC

Quick facts

  • Natura 2000 site (code IE0001932)
  • Under Habitats Directive
  • Since January 2002
  • Country: Ireland
  • Administrative region: Border, Midland and Western (IE01)
  • Surface area: 210 km2 (20974.45 ha)
  • Marine area: 1%
  • Located in Atlantic biogeographical region
  • It protects 11 species of the Nature Directives
  • It protects 26 habitat types of the Habitats Directive

Source and more information: Natura 2000 Standard Data Form



Species summary

Nature directives' species in this site (11)
Species group Number
Birds 4
Fishes 1
Flowering Plants 1
Invertebrates 3
Mammals 1
Mosses & Liverworts 1

Habitat types

Habitat type code Habitat type english name Cover [ha]
1150 Coastal lagoons 7.9133
1210 Annual vegetation of drift lines 0.1827
1330 Atlantic salt meadows (Glauco-Puccinellietalia maritimae) 21.02
1410 Mediterranean salt meadows (Juncetalia maritimi) 3.36
2110 Embryonic shifting dunes 0.5296
2120 Shifting dunes along the shoreline with Ammophila arenaria ('white dunes') 12.4287
2150 Atlantic decalcified fixed dunes (Calluno-Ulicetea) 209.83
2170 Dunes with Salix repens ssp argentea (Salicion arenariae) 209.83
21A0 Machairs (* in Ireland) 137.005
3110 Oligotrophic waters containing very few minerals of sandy plains (Littorelletalia uniflorae) 419.67
3130 Oligotrophic to mesotrophic standing waters with vegetation of the Littorelletea uniflorae and/or of the Isoeto-Nanojuncetea 32.5158
3160 Natural dystrophic lakes and ponds 209.83
3260 Water courses of plain to montane levels with the Ranunculion fluitantis and Callitricho-Batrachion vegetation 209.83
4010 Northern Atlantic wet heaths with Erica tetralix 4844.21
4030 European dry heaths 358.942
4060 Alpine and Boreal heaths 148.285
5130 Juniperus communis formations on heaths or calcareous grasslands 209.83
6430 Hydrophilous tall herb fringe communities of plains and of the montane to alpine levels 1.527
7130 Blanket bogs (* if active bog) 4511.76
7140 Transition mires and quaking bogs 95.6669
7150 Depressions on peat substrates of the Rhynchosporion 404.704
7220 Petrifying springs with tufa formation (Cratoneurion) 209.83
7230 Alkaline fens 58.8964
8110 Siliceous scree of the montane to snow levels (Androsacetalia alpinae and Galeopsietalia ladani) 234.662
8210 Calcareous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 3.3897
8220 Siliceous rocky slopes with chasmophytic vegetation 164.847

Designation information

NATURA 2000 is the ecological network for the conservation of wild animals and plant species and natural habitats of Community importance within the Union. It consists of sites classified under the Birds Directive and the Habitats Directive (the Nature Directives).

NATURA 2000 site under

Birds Directive 2009/147/EC (SPA) Not under Birds directive
Habitats Directive 92/43/EEC (SCI) Under Habitats directive
  • Date proposed as Site of Community Importance (SCI)
January 2002
  • Date confirmed as Site of Community Importance
Not available
Date of Standard data form update October 2020

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