Facts about County Leitrim


Co. Leitrim

by Melissa Griffith

Facts about Co. Leitrim
Leitrim, located in the west of Ireland, is hilly to the northwest and relatively flat in the southeast, and is divided by Lough Allen.
It has a short length of Atlantic coastline and is bordered by counties Sligo, Donegal, Fermanagh, Cavan, Longford, and Roscommon.
Green Sod Ireland Protected Land County Map (small)
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Land in Co. Leitrim
Population ¹ :
18.21 person / km²
Size ² : 1,590 km² ( 159,003 ha)
1.90 % of the land in Ireland *
Farmland ² : 915 km² ( 91,477 ha)
1.09 % of the land in Ireland *
Coastline ³ : 5 km
0.08 % of the Coastline of Ireland *
soft coast: 5 km
0.08 % of the Coastline of Ireland *
at risk: 5 km
0.08 % of the Coastline of Ireland *
Protected Land * :
There are 8 SACs, 1 SPA, and 9 natural heritage areas run by the National Parks and Wildlife Service, 7 AOBs, and 6 Natura 2000 sites.

Ragged robin

Lychnis flos-cuculi

by Onenn

Wildlife in Co. Leitrim
Special Wildlife *:
Flora: northern rock-cress, chickweed willowherb, moss campion, slender naiad
Fauna: lesser horseshoe bat, Canada goose
Insects: Irish damselfly, black-tailed skimmer, nebria brevicollis, carabus clatratus, pterostichus madidus, pterostichus melanarius, pterostichus niger, pterostichus nigrita, abax parallelepipedus, paranchus albipes, agonum muelleri, 10-spot ladybird, 7-spot ladybird, 14-spot ladybird
Molluscs: common river snail
Marine: Janolus cristatus, Astropecten irregularis, Porania pulvillus, Asterina gibbosa, Holothuria forskali, Lissoclinum perforatum, Yarrell's blenny, rock goby, Odonthalia dentata, Halopteris filicina, Carpomitra costata
Lichens: Cladonia caespiticia, Cladonia scabriuscula, Degelia plumbea, Heterodermia japonica, Lecidea hypnorum, Lichenodiplis lecanorae, Micarea adnata, Micarea cinerea, Nephroma parile, Opegrapha mougeotii, Pyrenula laevigata, Sticta canariensis, Usnea fragilescens var. mollis
Endangered species *:
Flora: hoary whitlowgrass, alpine bistort, holly-fern, tea-leaved willow, yellow saxifrage, elongated sedge, globeflower
Molluscs: whorl snail
Marine: miry sloth weevil, Kongsberg marsh beetle, hairy reed beetle, bereft scavenger beetle
Insects: robust spreadwing, crescent bluet

Mute Swan taking off

Cygnus olor

by Onenn

¹ ² ³ * Click here to see Sources.