Facts about County Longford


Co. Longford

by Melissa Griffith

Facts about Co. Longford
Longford is an inland county bordered by counties Leitrim, Cavan, Westmeath, and Roscommon.
It is a flat county with a lot of bog.
The river Shannon forms the western boundary of the county and Lough Ree bounds the county on the south-west.
Green Sod Ireland Protected Land County Map (small)
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Land in Co. Longford
Population ¹ :
31.52 person / km²
Size ² : 1,091 km² ( 109,116 ha)
1.30 % of the land in Ireland *
Farmland ² : 738 km² ( 73,764 ha)
0.88 % of the land in Ireland *
Coastline ³ : 0 km
0 % of the Coastline of Ireland *
Protected Land * :
There are 6 natural heritage areas, 6 SACs, and 3 SPAs run by the National Parks and Wildlife Service, and 1 Natura 2000 site.


Jasione montana

by Onenn

Wildlife in Co. Longford
Special Wildlife *:
Flora: bladderworth, quillworth, greater duckweed, yellow-wort, carline thistle, quaking grass, bee orchid, common spotted-orchid
Fauna: teal, Greenland white-fronted goose, garden warbler, snipe, mallard, mute swan, coot
Marine: shrimp Mysis relicta
Lichens: Caloplaca aurantia, Candelariella medians, Cladonia glauca, Lecanora sambuci, Lecanora semipallida, Micarea nitschkeana, Physcia clementei, Porina borreri, Sarcogyne privigna
Endangered species *:
Flora: round-fruited rush, betony, arrowhead, water germander, moss Sphagnum fuscum
Fauna: pochard, red grouse, tufted duck, common scoter, otter, Irish hare
Marine: pollan

Pyramidal Orchid

Anacamptis pyramidalis

by Onenn

¹ ² ³ * Click here to see Sources.