Facts about County Cavan

Facts about Co. Cavan
Cavan is an inland county in the province of Ulster. It is bounded by counties Fermanagh, Monaghan, Meath, Westmeath, Longford, and Leitrim.
The river Shannon flows from its source for seven miles until it reaches Co. Leitrim. The Erne flows through the county to where it enters Upper Lough Erne.
There are many small lakes in the county, especially at its centre.
Green Sod Ireland Protected Land County Map (small)
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Land in Co. Cavan
Population ¹ :
33.13 person / km²
Size ² : 1,932 km² ( 193,177 ha)
2.31 % of the land in Ireland
Farmland ² : 1,383 km² ( 138,314 ha)
1.65 % of the land in Ireland
Coastline ³ : 0 km
0 % of the Coastline of Ireland
Protected Land * :
There are 5 SACs, 3 SPAs, 2 NHAs, and 6 Natura 2000 sites.


Erithacus rubecula

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Wildlife in Co. Cavan
Special Wildlife *:
Fauna: great crested grebe, Canada goose, goldeneye
Insects: Pelophila borealis, red-veined darter
Molluscs: common river snail
Lichens: Arthonia punctella, Aspicilia grisea, Byssoloma subdiscordans, Candelariella medians, Cetraria muricata, Cetrelia olivetorum, Cladonia incrassate, Cladonia subulata, Clauzadea immersa, Cyrtidula quercus, Dibaeis baeomyces, Eopyrenula avellanae, Homostegia piggotii, Lecanora pulicaris, Lecanora semipallida, Lecidea hypnorum, Marchandiomyces corallinus, Micarea leprosula, Micarea stipitata, Micarea tuberculata, Mycoblastus sanguinarius, Ochrolechia tartarea, Parmelia discordans, Phaeophyscia nigricans, Porpidia speirea, Pseudephebe pubescens, Psora lurida, Rhizocarpon umbilicatum, Sphaerophorus fragilis, Trapeliopsis glaucolepidea, Umbilicaria torrefacta, Verrucaria denudata, Verrucaria pinguicula
Endangered species *:
Flora: elongated sedge, large bitter-cress
Molluscs: plaited door snail, v. geyeri
Insects: crescent bluet

Common Mallow

Malva sylvestris

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¹ ² ³ * Click here to see Sources.