Extensive peatland areas (lowland blanket bog and wet heath) occur on the western edge of Galway City. These internationally rare habitats occur together in mosaics in the townlands of Cappagh and Ballagh. The peaty landscape is part of the cultural heritage of the west of Ireland, particularly Galway.
A rare plant, the slender bog cotton, occurs in particularly wet, quaking bogs and peaty lake edges and is found within the city boundaries.
- Waterways and Wetlands
- Coastal Zone
- Exposed Limestone Rock and Pavement
- Urban Habitats