A site described by the Society as 'bogs bordering the Shannon' and proposed for its importance 'as a breeding place for scarce creatures'. It is now part of an internationally important wetland called the River Shannon Callows Special Area of Conservation (SAC). Mainly wet grassland, the area is vital for overwintering waterfowl, such as whooper’s swan, wigeon, golden plover and back-tailed godwit, and is also home to otters. Now managed by the National Parks and Wildlife Service.
(Above) the original SPNR survey documents for Shannon (River)