Corbally ASSI

Protected area type: Areas of Special Scientific Interest
Feature type: 
  • Habitat
  • Species
  • Down
Council: Newry, Mourne and Down
Guidance and literature: Corbally ASSI

Corbally is an inter-drumlin wetland. The area is particularly diverse, with open water, swamp and fen plant communities.

Pools and drains support a variable open water flora and the swamp vegetation is dominated by common reed. The fen communities are more diverse and include a stand of fen meadow, a rare plant community in Northern Ireland. This is dominated by lesser tussock-sedge, blunt-flowered rush and the brown moss Calliergon cuspidatum.

Scarce plants include lesser tussock-sedge, slender sedge, blunt-flowered rush, knotted pearlwort, least bur-reed and the mosses Calliergon giganteum and Scorpidium scorpioides. Corbally also provides valuable habitat for wetland birds and invertebrates including a number of notable water beetles. 

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