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Garrane, Co. Kerry
Dromalonhurt, Co. Kerry
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Emlaghdauroe, Co. Galway
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Eskeragh, Co. Mayo
Owenirragh, Co. Mayo
Glencullin Lower, Co. Mayo
Shanvolahan, Co. Mayo
Croaghonagh North, Co. Donegal
Carrick Barr, Co. Donegal
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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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  Glencullin Lower, Bangor-Erris, Co. Mayo
Glencullin Lower, Bangor-Erris, Co. Mayo, an Irish Bog Restoration Project Site in Ireland Glencullin Lower is an area of open and unplanted blanket bog/wet heath located on the flanks of a low, but relatively steeply sloping, ridge some 4 kilometres north of Bangor-Erris village, Co. Mayo. The site comprises 28.6 hectares of blanket bog, a small portion of which is old cutover surface. Most of the site area lies within the Carrowmore Lake Complex Special Area of Conservation.

The site is unplanted but it is included within the project in order to explore the impacts of grazing on blanket bog. The blanket bog shows typical features of the habitat, including shallow, wet interconnecting surface channels and vegetation dominated by purple moor-grass (Molinia caerulea), black bog-rush (Schoenus nigricans), deer-sedge (Trichophorum cespitosum), cross-leaved heath (Erica tetralix) and lichens (including Cladonia portentosa). The project site grades upslope into heath vegetation on shallow peat dominated by ling heather (Calluna vulgaris) and accompanied by species such as green-ribbed sedge (Carex binervis) and heath rush (Juncus squarrosus). Initial observations of the site suggest that this area is recovering from the effects of overgrazing at present and ecological investigations will involve the monitoring of the ongoing vegetation recovery at the site.
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