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  Carrick Barr, Lough Golagh, Co. Donegal
Carrick Barr, Lough Golagh, Co. Donegal, an Irish Bog Restoration Project Site in Ireland Carrick Barr is situated on the western shores of Lough Golagh, near Lough Derg, in the southeastern corner of Co. Donegal. The project site occupies an area of 22.2 hectares, 12 hectares of which are afforested with conifers. The unplanted portion of the site lies within Dunragh Loughs/Pettigo Plateau Special Area of Conservation. This SAC is notable for the large area of good quality, almost undisturbed blanket bog habitat and ranks as one of the best remaining blanket bog landscapes in County Donegal.

The project area includes some very wet intact blanket bog, areas of bog planted with conifers and an area planted with broadleaves (mainly birch and alder). The main area of wet bog within the site is surrounded on three sides by plantation and contains numerous pools which support species such as Sphagnum cuspidatum, many-flowered bog-cotton (Eriophorum angustifolium) and mud sedge (Carex limosa). The small area of planted broadleaves, which occurs within the site, will be retained. Although the trees in this area are not achieving commercial growth rates and are in the main quite stunted, they do provide some woodland habitat in an area where deciduous woodland is generally scarce. The main restoration measures include the felling of the conifer stands and the elevation of water levels through drain blocking.
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