Easky Bog

stream within expanse of blanket bog
Pool within blanket bog, wind turbines in the background (not within the Ramsar site)
Intact blanket bog
Intact blanket bog with pool system
River and old settlement along Ramsar Site boundary. Forestry is separated from the Ramsar Site by the river.
Blanket bog with adjacent and distant conifer plantation.
Ox Mountains, stream and blanket bog habitats.
Blanket bog with tip of wind turbine from development next to the Ramsar Site

Easky Bog

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    607 ha
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  • Coordinates: 
    54°11'N 08°48'W
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This Site forms the headwaters of the Cowagh River and consists of a plateau covered with highland blanket bogs, and the steep slopes of the Ox Mountains, covered by peatland. The diversity of habitats is high, with it being one of the few places in Ireland where lowland and mountain blanket bogs are juxtaposed. These bogs are important for regulation of water quality and river flow and provide habitat for the Greenland greater white-fronted goose (Anser albifrons) and the European golden plover (Pluvialis apricaria). The Owenduff and Lugnavreeghoge Rivers form a border between the Site and conifer plantations.

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  • National legal designation: 
    • nature reserve
  • Regional (international) legal designations: 
    • EU Natura 2000
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