Facts about County Louth

Facts about Co. Louth
Louth is the smallest county in Ireland.
It is bounded by counties Armagh, Down, Meath, and Monaghan, and by the Irish Sea to the east.
The Meath boundary is marked for some miles by the River Boyne.
Its bays are important wildfowl areas.
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Land in Co. Louth
Population ¹ :
Density
111,267
134,68 person / km²
Size ² : 826 km² ( 82,613 ha)
0.99 % of the land in Ireland *
Farmland ² : 620 km² ( 61,972 ha)
0.74 % of the land in Ireland *
Coastline ³ : 90 km
1.42 % of the Coastline of Ireland *
soft coast: 75 km
1.18 % of the Coastline of Ireland *
at risk: 39 km
0.62 % of the Coastline of Ireland *
Protected Land * :
There are 6 SACs and 4 SPAs run by the National Parks and Wildlife Service, 2 Tree Preservation Orders, 5 Natura 2000 sites, 1 Ramsar site, and 3 Wildfowl Sanctuaries.

Cormorant

Phalacrocorax carbo

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Wildlife in Co. Louth
Special Wildlife *:
Flora: sea-kale, common cord-grass, sea purslane, common saltmarsh-grass, glasswort
Fauna: great crested grebe, greylag goose, louth, oystercatcher, dunlin, ruff, brent goose, wigeon, greylag, Greenland white-fronted geese, whooper swan, red-breasted merganser
Marine: Leucosolenia botryoides, purse sponge, Cliona celata, Stelligera rigida, Raspailia hispida, Raspailia ramosa, Polymastia boletiformis, Polymastia mammillaris, Suberites carnosus, Suberites ficus, Tethya aurantium, Phorbas fictitius, Stylostichon plumosum, Esperiopsis fucorum, Mycale (Aegogrophila) rotalis, Axinella dissimilis, Ciocalypta penicillus, Halichondria bowerbanki, breadcrumb sponge, Haliclona viscose, Halisarca dujardini, Tubularia larynx, Hydractinia echinata, Halecium halecinum, Halecium muricatum, Abietinaria abietina, Diphasia rosacea, Dynamena pumila, Hydrallmania falcata, Sertularella gayi, Sertularia argentea, Halopteris catharina, Kirchenpaueria pinnata, Nemertesia ramosa, Plumularia setacea, Aglaophenia pluma, Virgularia mirabilis, Urticina eques, Sagartiogeton lacerates, Sagartiogeton undatus, Gattyana cirrosa, Chone infundibuliformis, Norway lobster, Galathea squamifera, Corystes cassivelaunus, wrinkled swimming crab, Liocarcinus holsatus, Goneplax rhomboids, hairy crab, Leptochiton asellus, common tortoiseshell limpet, white tortoiseshell limpet, auger shell, European sting winkle, Aplysia punctata, Acanthodoris pilosa, Polycera quadrilineata, Limacia clavigera, Jorunna tomentosa, Dendronotus frondosus, Doto dunnei, Doto fragilis, Doto millbayana, Doto pinnatifida, Coryphella browni, Coryphella lineata, Coryphella verrucosa, Flabellina pedata, Cuthona amoena, Cuthona rubescens, Eubranchus pallidus, Eubranchus tricolour, Facelina bostoniensis, Aeolidia papillosa, Aeolidiella glauca, Nucula nucleus, Nucula sulcata, marbled crenella, green crenella, Anomia ephippium, Pododesmus patelliformis, prickly cockle, Ensis arcuatus, thin tellin, Fabulina fibula, Baltic tellin, Icelandic cyprine, banded carpet shell, pullet carpet shell, Corbula gibba, Alcyonidium diaphanum, Cellaria sinuosa, Parasmittina trispinosa, Cellepora pumicosa, Omalosecosa ramulosa, Astropecten irregularis, Solaster endeca, Henricia sanguinolenta, Ophiocomina nigra, Ophiopholis aculeate, Amphiura chiajei, Amphiura filiformis, Amphipholis squamata, Spatangus purpureus, Echinocardium cordatum, Brissopsis lyrifera, Thyone fusus, Thyone roscovita, Ocnus planci, Distaplia rosea, Polyclinum aurantium, Morchellium argus, Sidnyum turbinatum, Didemnum maculosum, Diplosoma listerianum, Lissoclinum perforatum, mantle ascidian, Ascidiella scabra, Ascidia conchilega, Polycarpa pomaria, Polycarpa scuba, Botrylloides leachi, basking shark, two-spotted clingfish, ling, grey gurnard, bull rout, shanny, reticulated dragonet, painted goby, topknot, Zeugopterus punctatus, Eckstrom's topknot, dab, Gelidium latifolium, Melobesia membranacea, common maerl, Titanoderma pustulatum, Odonthalia dentata
Lichens: Caloplaca aurantia, Caloplaca chlorina, Caloplaca decipiens, Candelariella coralliza, Cecidonia xenophana, Chaenotheca ferruginea, Hypocenomyce scalaris, Hypotrachyna Britannica, Lecania cyrtellina, Melanelixia fuliginosa ssp. Fuliginosa, Pertusaria excludens, Sphinctrina turbinata
Endangered species *:
Flora: henbane, bog orchid, parsley fern, wild sage, oyster plant
Fauna: pintail, little tern, knot, black-tailed godwit, bewick's swan, golden plover, redthroated diver, great northern diver, bar-tailed godwit, redshank, peregrine falcon, red squirrel, grey seal
Insects: Cyphon palustris marsh beetle, crescent bluet
Gastropods: Helix pisana

Oystercatcher

Haematopus ostralegus

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¹ ² ³ * Click here to see Sources.