Facts about County Offaly

Facts about Co. Offaly
Offaly is situated in the midlands of Ireland in the province of Leinster.
Known as the faithful county, it is famous for its beautiful bogs.
The Slieve Bloom Mountains run along the border between Offaly and Laois, and the River Shannon forms the western border with the province of Connaught.
 
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Land in Co. Offaly
Population ¹ :
Density
70.868
35.41 person / km²
Size ² : 2.001 km² ( 200.117 ha)
2.39 % of the land in Ireland *
Farmland ² : 1.214 km² ( 121.426 ha)
1.45 % of the land in Ireland *
Coastline ³ : 0 km
0 % of the Coastline of Ireland *
Protected Land * :
There are 17 SACs, 6 SPAs, 7 NHAs, and 3 nature reserves protected by the National Parks and Wildlife Service, two reserves protected by the Irish Wildlife Trust, one reserve protected by Birdwatch Ireland, and 17 NATURA 2000 sites

Red Clover

Trifolium pratense

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Wildlife in Co. Offaly
Special Wildlife *:
Lichens: Arthonia vinosa, Biatora epixanthoides, Caloplaca aurantia, Caloplaca chlorina, Caloplaca chrysodeta, Caloplaca lacteal, Clauzadea immersa, Collema cristatum var. marginale, Lecania turicensis, Lecanora pulicaris, Marchandiomyces corallinus, Phaeophyscia nigricans, Physcia clementei, Porina rosei
Insects: Large heath, silver-washed fritillary
Endangered species *:
Fauna: Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Cormorant, Mute Swan, Wigeon, Teal, Kestrel, Grey Partridge, Quail, Golden Plover, Lapwing, Snipe, Woodcock, Curlew, Black-headed Gull, herring Gull, Starling, House Sparrow
Insects: Relative Diver, Hairy Marsh Beetle, Zircon Reed Beetle, Variegated Crawler Water Beetle, Dwarf beetle, Hotnecked Scavenger Beetle, Mr Scales's Beetle, Copper Diver, Dinghy Skipper, Dualist, Submerged Reed Beetle, Shield Scavenger Beetle.
Gastropods: Prickly Snail, Point Snail, Moss Bladder Snail, Plaited Door Snail, Heath Snail, English Chrysalis Snail, Ash Back Slug, Lesser Bulin, Slender Amber Snail, Ear Pond Snail, Plaited Snail, Beautiful Grass Snail, Marsh Whorl Snail, Geyer's Whorl Snail, Des Mouslin's Whorl Snail,Common Whorl Snail, Striated Whorl Snail, Duck Mussel, Swan Mussel, Globular Pea Mussel, Moitessier Pea Shell

Common sowthistle

Sonchus oleraceus

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¹ ² ³ * Click here to see Sources.