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 on 08/08/2022.