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Heritage & Conservation

Wetlands of Mayo

Mayo has a wide variety of wetlands, which support many species of plant and animal. Our wetland habitats include bogs turloughs, fens, marshes, rivers and associated floodplains, lakes, springs, wet woodlands and various coastal wetland habitats. 

Mayo Heritage Office, with support from the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, has carried out a number of wetland projects including: 

  • Compilation of a database of Mayo’s wetland sites 
  • Publication of Wetlands of Mayo booklet, to raise awareness of Mayo’s wetlands and their importance for biodiversity, health and well-being, economy, tourism, flood and climate change mitigation.  

County Mayo Wetlands Survey

County Mayo Wetlands Survey Report 2021

Ballina MD Undesignated Wetland Sites

Castlebar MD Undesignated Wetland Sites

Claremorris Swinford MD Undesignated Wetland Sites

Westport Belmullet MD Undesignated Wetland Sites

For interactive map showing location and extent of known and potential wetland sites, outside designated areas click here

Wetlands of Mayo Booklet

A new booklet which aims to raise awareness of Mayo's wetland heritage and improve understanding of the role of wetlands in all our lives as a natural asset benefitting everyone. Click HERE to download your copy.

If you would like a hard copy of the booklet, email

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