Facts about County Laois


Co. Laois

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Facts about Co. Laois
Laois, situated in the midlands of Ireland, is a landlocked county.
The rivers Nore and Barrow run through Laois, and the county has over ten lakes.
The Slieve Bloom Mountains are a prominent feature and boast a number of different environments which allow flora and fauna to flourish.
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Land in Co. Laois
Population ¹ :
38.99 person / km²
Size ² : 1.720 km² ( 171.990 ha)
2.05 % of the land in Ireland *
Farmland ² : 1.199 km² ( 119.910 ha)
1.43 % of the land in Ireland *
Coastline ³ : 0 km
0 % of the Coastline of Ireland
Protected Land * :
There are 8 SACs, 1 SPA, 2 NHAs, and 4 nature reserves protected by the National Parks and Wildlife Service, and 6 NATURA 2000 sites


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Wildlife in Co. Laois
Special Wildlife *:
Lichens: Anisomeridium viridescens, Arthonia vinosa, Arthopyrenia cinereopruinosa, Bacidia biatorina, Bacidia delicate, Biatoropsis usnearum, Caloplaca aurantia, Caloplaca cirrochroa, Caloplaca dalmatica, Caloplaca lactea, Caloplaca teicholyta, Candelariella medians, Chrysothrix chrysophthalma, Cladonia caespiticia, Cladonia digitata, Cladonia ochrochlora, Cladonia parasitica, Heterodermia japonica, Lecanactis subabietina, Lecania cyrtellina, Lecanographa lyncea, Opegrapha fumosa, Phyllopsora rosei, Porina coralloidea, Porina hibernica, Rinodina roboris, Strangospora ochrophora, Strigula taylorii, Thelopsis rubella, Verrucaria denudata
Endangered species *:
Fauna: Little Grebe, Mute Swan, Wigeon, Teal, Hen Harrier, Kestrel, Golden Plover, Lapwing, Snipe, Woodcock, Curlew, Black-headed Gull, herring Gull, Starling, House Sparrow
Insects: Dwarf beetle, Mr Scales's Beetle, Charred Scavenger Beetle, Dinghy Skipper, Dualist, Submerged Reed Beetle, Shield Scavenger Beetle
Gastropods: Point Snail, Moss Bladder Snail, Heath Snail, English Chrysalis Snail, Beautiful Grass Snail, Marsh Whorl Snail, Des Mouslin's Whorl Snail, Common Whorl Snail, Duck Mussel, Swan Mussel, Freshwater Pearl Mussel, Nore Freshwater Pearl Mussel


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¹ ² ³ * Click here to see Sources.