Research and Further Information


To find out what research is being undertaken at Sheskinmore Lough, how and why it’s being done, or simply to find out more information about the site and those associated with it, click on the following links:

UCL Research at Sheskinmore and in west Donegal

Associated Organisations:

National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS)

NPWS Sheskinmore Lough SPA Documents

NPWS West of Ardara/Maas Road SAC Documents

NPWS Donegal and Sheskinmore Lough

Birdwatch Ireland

Birdwatch Ireland Sheskinmore Lough Reserve Details

Birdwatch Ireland Important Bird Areas of Ireland Report

European Environment Agency (EEA)

EEA Sheskinmore Lough Factsheet


Ordnance Survey Ireland (OSI) Interactive Map

Scientific Research:

Shaw J, Carter RWG. 1994. Coastal peats from northwest Ireland: implications for late-Holocene relative sea-level change and shoreline evolution. Boreas 23(1): 74-91.

Molyneux Hutton 2000. Evidence for significant granite space creation by the ballooning mechanism: The example of the Ardara pluton, Ireland. Bulletin of the Geological Society of America 112(10): 1543-1558.

McLoughlin D, Benson C, Williams B, Cotton D. 2010.  The movement patterns of two populations of Twite Carduelis flavirostris in Ireland.  Ringing & Migration 25(1): 15-21.

Pilgrim EM, Von Dohlen CD. 2007. Molecular and Morphological Study of Species-Level Questions Within the Dragonfly Genus Sympetrum (Odonata: Libellulidae). Annals of the Entomological Society of America 100(5): 688-702.

Mitchell D. 2009. Survey of the Grassland Fungi of the Vice County of West Donegal. The Heritage Council, Kilkenny; 175pp.

Arroyo J, Bolger T. 2011. The mite (Arachnida: Acari) fauna inhabiting Irish machair: a European Union priority coastal habitat. Journal of Coastal Conservation 15(1): 181-194.