A stretch of mainland cliff, c.1.5 km long, situated on the north-facing County Sligo coastline, approximately 20 km west of Ballysadare. The cliffs, reaching 30 m in height, are near-vertical and horizontally stratified.
This is a notable site for breeding seabirds: there are nationally important numbers of Rissa tridactyla (742 pairs, 1997) and Uria aalge (1,211 pairs, 1997). Other species include Alca torda (at least 87 birds, 1997), Fulmarus glacialis (94 pairs, 1997) and Phalacrocorax aristotelis (9 pairs, 1997).
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Aughris Head. Downloaded from http://www.birdlife.org on 07/08/2020.