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]


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Ramsar sites in Northern Ireland

Name [1] LocationArea (km2)DesignatedDescriptionImage
Ballynahone Bog County Londonderry
54°49′N6°40′W / 54.817°N 6.667°W / 54.817; -6.667 (Ballynahone Bog)
2.4331 December 1998One 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′N5°54′W / 54.633°N 5.900°W / 54.633; -5.900 (Belfast Lough)
4.325 August 1998 Blackhead Lighthouse, Belfast Lough - - 173761.jpg
Black Bog County Tyrone 1.8328 July 2000
Carlingford Lough County Down 8.319 March 1998 IMGCarlingfordLough 0617.jpg
Cuilcagh Mountain County Fermanagh 27.4431 December 1998 Cuilcagh Mountain.JPG
Derryleckagh (proposed) [2] County Down
Dundrum Bay (proposed) [2] County Down
Fairy Water Bogs County Tyrone 2.2428 July 2000
Fardrum and Roosky Turloughs County Fermanagh 0.4310 June 2002
Garron Plateau County Antrim 46.5031 December 1998
Garry Bog County Antrim 1.558 November 2000 Garry Bog looking SE (geograph 4810966).jpg
Killough Bay [2] County Down
Larne Lough County Antrim 3.964 March 1997
Lough Foyle County Londonderry 22.042 February 1999 Lough Foyle View - - 1298267.jpg
Lough Neagh and Lough Beg 501.665 January 1976 Lough Neagh at Shane's Castle - - 155427.jpg
Magheraveely Marl Loughs (proposed) [2] 0.597 February 2007
Outer Ards [2] County Down
Pettigoe Plateau County Fermanagh 9.031 July 1986
Slieve Beagh County Fermanagh and County Tyrone 18.8528 July 2000
Strangford Lough County Down 155.819 March 1998 Strangford Lough from Portaferry, looking towards the narrows.JPG
Teal Lough (proposed) [2]
Turmennan Lough County Down 0.1510 June 2002
Upper Lough Erne County Fermanagh 58.184 March 1997 Magnificent view over Lower Lough Erne - - 473345.jpg

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