List of Ramsar sites in Northern Ireland

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Ramsar sites in Northern Ireland are wetlands of international importance designated under the Ramsar Convention. In the United Kingdom, the first Ramsar sites were designated in 1976. Designated and proposed sites in Northern Ireland are listed below:[1][2][3]


Ramsar sites in Northern Ireland[edit]

Name[1] Location Area (km2) Designated Description Image
Ballynahone Bog County Londonderry
54°49′N 6°40′W / 54.817°N 6.667°W / 54.817; -6.667 (Ballynahone Bog)
2.43 31 December 1998 One of the two largest intact active bogs in Northern Ireland with hummock and hollow pool complexes.
Belfast Lough County Antrim and County Down
54°38′N 5°54′W / 54.633°N 5.900°W / 54.633; -5.900 (Belfast Lough)
4.32 5 August 1998 Blackhead Lighthouse, Belfast Lough - geograph.org.uk - 173761.jpg
Black Bog County Tyrone 1.83 28 July 2000
Carlingford Lough County Down 8.31 9 March 1998 IMGCarlingfordLough 0617.jpg
Cuilcagh Mountain County Fermanagh 27.44 31 December 1998 Cuilcagh Mountain.JPG
Derryleckagh (proposed)[2] County Down
Dundrum Bay (proposed)[2] County Down
Fairy Water Bogs County Tyrone 2.24 28 July 2000
Fardrum and Roosky Turloughs County Fermanagh 0.43 10 June 2002
Garron Plateau County Antrim 46.50 31 December 1998
Garry Bog County Antrim 1.55 8 November 2000
Killough Bay[2] County Down
Larne Lough County Antrim 3.96 4 March 1997
Lough Foyle County Londonderry 22.04 2 February 1999 Lough Foyle View - geograph.org.uk - 1298267.jpg
Lough Neagh and Lough Beg 501.66 5 January 1976 Lough Neagh at Shane's Castle - geograph.org.uk - 155427.jpg
Magheraveely Marl Loughs (proposed)[2] 0.59 7 February 2007
Outer Ards[2] County Down
Pettigoe Plateau County Fermanagh 9.0 31 July 1986
Slieve Beagh County Fermanagh and County Tyrone 18.85 28 July 2000
Strangford Lough County Down 155.81 9 March 1998 Strangford Lough from Portaferry, looking towards the narrows.JPG
Teal Lough (proposed)[2]
Turmennan Lough County Down 0.15 10 June 2002
Upper Lough Erne County Fermanagh 58.18 4 March 1997 Magnificent view over Lower Lough Erne - geograph.org.uk - 473345.jpg

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Ramsar List". Ramsar.org. Retrieved 31 March 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Designated and Proposed Ramsar sites in Northern Ireland". Joint Nature Conservation Committee. Retrieved 2008-07-07. 
  3. ^ "Ramsar sites". NI Environment Agency. Retrieved 2008-07-07.