Country/territory: Ireland

IBA criteria met: C2 (2000)
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Area: 46 ha

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Site description (baseline)
A small island and surrounding sea, situated 500 m off the County Clare coast, and about 7 km south-west of Kilkee.

Key biodiversity
Branta leucopsis winter here in notable numbers˜probably the same flock as use Mutton Island on the Mid Clare coast (site 065). Breeding seabirds include Phalacrocorax carbo (60 birds, 1995) and Larus marinus.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2023) Important Bird Area factsheet: Illaunonearaun. Downloaded from on 31/05/2023.