Cross Lough (Killadoon)

Country/territory: Ireland

IBA Criteria met: C6 (2000)
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Area: 1 ha

Protection status:

BirdWatch Ireland
Most recent IBA monitoring assessment
Year of assessment Threat score (pressure) Condition score (state) Action score (response)
2008 very high very unfavourable not assessed
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Site description
Cross Lough is situated near Killadoon village, south-west of Louisburgh in County Mayo. The lough is a coastal lagoon separated from the sea by a shingle ridge, within which there is a small islet.

Key biodiversity
The islet is the site of a long-established breeding colony of Sterna sandvicensis.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2020) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Cross Lough (Killadoon). Downloaded from on 08/07/2020.