Dingle peninsula

Country/territory: Ireland

IBA criteria met: B1iii, B2, C6 (2009)
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Area: 3,500 ha

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IBA conservation status
Year of assessment (most recent) Threat (pressure) Condition (state) Action (response)
2003 low near favourable low
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Site description (baseline)
The most northerly of five peninsulas in south-west County Kerry. This linear coastal site stretches from Brandon Point in the north around the coast as far as Annascaul in the south. Information on land-use and threats is incomplete.

Key biodiversity
This is an important site for breeding Pyrrhocorax pyrrhocorax.

A 2002 survey of breeding Falco peregrinus reported 3 breeding pairs within the site.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Dingle peninsula. Downloaded from on 08/06/2023.