Facts about County Dublin

Donabate Beach

Donabate, Co. Dublin

by Onenn

Facts about Co. Dublin
Dublin city is the capital of Ireland and is situated on the east coast of County Dublin. The county is the third smallest in Ireland and is situated on the estuary of the River Liffey.
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Land in Co. Dublin
Population ¹ :
Density
1,187,176
1287.23 person / km²
Size ² : 922 km² ( 92,227 ha)
1.10 % of the land in Ireland *
Farmland ² : 377 km² ( 37,734 ha)
0.45 % of the land in Ireland *
Coastline ³ : 99 km
1.56 % of the Coastline of Ireland *
soft coast: 54 km
0.85 % of the Coastline of Ireland *
at risk: 12 km
0.19 % of the Coastline of Ireland *
Protected Land * :
There are 12 SACs, 10 SPAs, and 3 nature reserves run by the National Parks and Wildlife Service, 1 Irish Wildlife Trust reserve, 1 BirdWatch Ireland reserve, 10 Natura 2000 sites, 1 Refuge for Fauna, 2 Wildfowl Sanctuaries, 3 SAAOs, 3 Ramsar sites, and 1 UNESCO Biosphere reserve.

Bluebell

Hyacinthoides non-scripta

by Sheila Gallagher

 
Wildlife in Co. Dublin
Special Wildlife *:
Marine: Cliona celata, Virgularia mirabilis, Norway lobster, Corystes cassivelaunus, circular crab, wrinkled swimming crab, Liocarcinus holsatus, Liocarcinus pusillus, Leptochiton asellus, auger shell, Tritonia hombergii, Nucula nitidosa, Nucula nucleus, Nucula sulcata, Nuculoma tenuis, Jupiteria minuta, dog-cockle, Modiolus barbatus, marbled crenella, Myrtea spinifera, Lucinoma borealis, Astarte sulcata, prickly cockle, Parvicardium ovale, Parvicardium scabrum, Norway cockle, thick trough shell, Spisula subtruncata, common razor shell, Fabulina fibula, Moerella pygmaea, Faroe sunset shell, Icelandic cyprine, striped venus, banded venus, banded carpet shell, pullet carpet shell, smooth artemis, rayed artemis, Mysia undata, Corbula gibba, Thracia convexa, Thracia phaseolina, Thracia villosiuscula, common cuttlefish, Astropecten irregularis, Spatangus purpureus, Echinocardium cordatum, Styela clava, thornback ray, spotted ray, cuckoo ray, two-spotted clingfish, Aspitrigla cuculus, grey gurnard, Trigla lucerna, bull rout, butterfly blenny, Yarrell's blenny, reticulated dragonet, topknot, brill, Eckstrom's topknot, dab, flounder, Helminthora divaricata, Titanoderma pustulatum
Insects: Small blue, holly blue, wall brown, small heath
Endangered species *:
Birds: Red-throated Diver, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Manx Shearwater, Storm Petrel, Gannet, Cormorant, European Shag, Mute Swan, Whooper Swan, Greylag Goose, Barnacle Goose, Brent Goose, Wigeon, Gadwall, Teal, Pintail, Shoveler, Pochard, Tufted Duck, Scaup, Long Tailed Duck , Common Scoter, Goldeneye, Hen Harrier, Kestrel, Merlin, Water Rail, Coot, Oystercatcher, Ringed Plover, Golden Plover, Grey Plover, Lapwing, Knot, Dunlin, Snipe, Woodcock, Black-tailed Godwit, Bar-tailed Godwit, Curlew, Redshank, Greenshank, Mediterranean Gull , Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Lesser Black-backed Gull, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Black-legged Kittiwake, Sandwich Tern, Roseate Tern, Common Tern, Arctic Tern, Little Tern, Puffin, Black Guillemot, Common Guillemot, Razorbill, sparrow
Insects: The Spattered Diver, the Water Plantain Sloth Weevil, the Diminutive Diver, the Halfpenny Reed Beetle, The Sculptured Moss Beetle, the Artist, the Orangeman, the Diminutive Moss Beetle, the Rockhopper Beetle, the Bright Moss Beetle, the Submerged Reed Beetle, the Eared Moss Beetle, the Moss Beetle, the Marine Moss Beetle, Davis's River Diver,
Gastropods: Prickly Snail, Point Snail, Silky Snail, Heath Snail, Lesser Bulin, Glutinous Snail, Moss Chrysalis Snail, Plaited Snail, Mauge's Sheild Slug, Spire Snail, Common Whorl Snail, Brown Snail, Lake (or capped) Orb Mussel, Globular Pea Mussel, False Orb Pea Mussel, Iridescent Pea Mussel.

Herring Gull

Larus argentatus

by Onenn

¹ ² ³ * Click here to see Sources.