Upper Barrow flood-plain

Country/territory: Ireland

IBA Criteria met: A4i, A4iii, B1i, B2, B3, C2, C4 (2000)
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Area: 1,000 ha

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Site description
A large river and flood-plain, confined within a narrow valley and extending from Monasterevin, 16 km south to Athy on the County Kildare/County Laois border.

Key biodiversity
An important site for wintering waterfowl.

Recommended citation
BirdLife International (2021) Important Bird Areas factsheet: Upper Barrow flood-plain. Downloaded from on 01/12/2021.