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Blanket Bog Restoration in Ireland  
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Garrane, Co. Kerry
Dromalonhurt, Co. Kerry
Pollagoona, Co. Clare
Pollagoona, Extension Site
Emlaghdauroe, Co. Galway
Bellaveeny, Co. Mayo
Eskeragh, Co. Mayo
Owenirragh, Co. Mayo
Glencullin Lower, Co. Mayo
Shanvolahan, Co. Mayo
Croaghonagh North, Co. Donegal
Carrick Barr, Co. Donegal
Carrick Barr, Extension Site
Sessuegilroy, Co. Sligo
Slieve Blooms, Co. Offaly and Co. Laois
Corravokeen, Co. Mayo, Extension Site
Derry, Co. Mayo, Extension Site
Kingarrow, Co. Donegal, Extension Site
Cappaghoosh, Co. Galway, Extension Site
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  Corravokeen, Co. Mayo, Extension Site
Corravokeen, Co. Mayo, an Irish Bog Restoration Project Site in Ireland Corravokeen lies along the eastern edge of the Bellacorick Bog Complex Special Area of Conservation. This SAC is one of the largest blanket bog-dominated cSACS in Ireland and thus ranks as one of the most important blanket bog landscapes in Europe. The property is dominated by a relatively productive conifer crop and an area of conifers, which adjoins open bog, have been recently felled. Most of this area is proposed for restoration following the removal of the conifer crop. These areas of plantation have been felled and removed for sale.

Any significant drains will be blocked in order to raise the watertable within the peat. In addition to these productive areas of plantation there are also areas dominated by low-yielding conifers. The trees in these areas will be felled to waste. In addition to the conifer-dominated areas there are a number of small islands of largely intact blanket bog habitat which are surrounded by conifer plantation. The largest area of open blanket bog habitat contains a number of floristically-rich flushed areas which support rare plant species such as cranberry (Vaccinium oxycoccus) and the moss Homalothecium nitens.
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