Coole Park and Garryland complex

Country/territory: Ireland

IBA Criteria met: C7 (2000)
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Area: 389 ha

Protection status:

BirdWatch Ireland

Site description
A site comprising a range of habitats including turloughs, Lough Coole, grassland and mixed deciduous woodland, situated north-west of Gort in County Galway. It is a popular public amenity area.

Key biodiversity
The site was designated a Special Protection Area on the basis of its migratory waterfowl, particularly Cygnus cygnus which is an Annex I species under the EC Birds Directive.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2019) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Coole Park and Garryland complex. Downloaded from on 23/05/2019.