Facts about County Limerick


Co. Limerick

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Facts about Co. Limerick
Limerick is bounded by counties Tipperary, Cork and Kerry, and by the river Shannon, which flows through the city of Limerick into the Atlantic.
The Golden Vale in the east, extending into the county of Tipperary, is famous for its rich soil and agricultural produce.
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Land in Co. Limerick
Population ¹ :
66.79 person / km²
Size ² : 2,756 km² ( 275,591 ha)
3.29 % of the land in Ireland
Farmland ² : 2,020 km² ( 241,908 ha)
2.89 % of the land in Ireland
Coastline ³ : 95 km
1.50 % of the Coastline of Ireland
soft coast: 95 km
1.50 % of the Coastline of Ireland
at risk: 30 km
0.47 % of the Coastline of Ireland
Protected Land * :
There are 4 natural heritage areas, 12 SACs, and 3 SPAs run by the National Parks and Wildlife Service, and 11 Natura 2000 sites.

Buff-tailed Bumblebee

Bombus terrestris

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Wildlife in Co. Limerick
Special Wildlife *:
Flora: triangular club-rush
Fauna: lesser horseshoe bat
Lichens: Biatora epixanthoides, Caloplaca dalmatica, Caloplaca ochracea, Clauzadea immersa, Lecanora conferta, Lecanora intumescens, Lepraria umbricola, Miriquidica leucophaea, Opegrapha dolomitica, Physconia perisidiosa, Porina rosei, Rhaphidicyrtis trichosporella, Sphinctrina turbinate, Strigula phaea
Insects: Dingy skipper, small blue
Endangered species *:
Flora: Killarney fern, hairy violet, opposite-leaved pondweed, meadow saffron, golden dock, green figwort
Fauna: hen harrier
Insects: hairy reed beetle, decorous diver, hydravore, small bluetail
Gastropods: narrow-mouthed whorl snail


Lonicera periclymenum

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¹ ² ³ * Click here to see Sources.