IE108
Upper Barrow flood-plain


Year of compilation: 2000

Site description
A large river and flood-plain, confined within a narrow valley and extending from Monasterevin, 16 km south to Athy on the County Kildare/County Laois border.



Key biodiversity
An important site for wintering waterfowl.



Pressure/threats to key biodiversity
With the intensification of agriculture, this site may be threatened by drainage of the flood-meadows.



Protected areas
National None International None




Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2022) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Upper Barrow flood-plain. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 08/08/2022.