Wicklow blanket bog, overview

7130 is the habitat code for blanket bog

No comprehensive mapping of the SAC has been undertaken

Estimate 12.376 Ha of blanket bog in Wicklow Mountains SAC (38% of the area)

Wicklow Mountains SAC (site code 002122): Conservation objectives supporting document – blanket bogs and associated habitats (NPWS, Version 1, July 2017)

Blanket bogs occur throughout the SAC, often in association with other habitats including heath and upland acid grasslands.

Well-developed examples are present at

  • Liffey Head Bog,
  • Castlekelly Bog,
  • Shankill Bog,
  • Cloghoge Bog,
  • Ballynultagh Bog
  • Brockagh Bog.
  • large stretch from Lugnaquilla northwards towards Table Mountain, and stretching east towards Laragh

Liffey Head Bog fire

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