Facts about County Tipperary

Facts about Co. Tipperary
Tipperary is bounded by 8 counties.
Situated in the island's central plain and boasting some of its most fertile land in the Golden Vale, the county is transected by the Knockmealdown, Galtee, Arra, and Silvermine mountains, and by the Suir and Shannon rivers.
Green Sod Ireland Protected Land County Map (small)
Land in Co. Tipperary
Population ¹ :
179.42 person / km²
Size ² : 4,305 km² ( 430,472 ha)
5.14 % of the land in Ireland *
Farmland ² : 3.085 km² ( 308,527 ha)
3.68 % of the land in Ireland *
Coastline ³ : 0 km
0 % of the Coastline of Ireland *
Protected Land * :
There are 12 natural heritage areas, 20 SACs, 4 SPAs, and 1 nature reserve run by the National Parks and Wildlife Service, 18 Natura 2000 sites, and 1 Wildfowl Sanctuary.

Square-Stalked St. John's-Wort

Hypericum tetrapterum

by Onenn

Wildlife in Co. Tipperary
Special Wildlife *:
The River Brosna Callows Special Protected Area is an internationally important site for wintering waterfowl. The Galtees are a Special Area of Conservation for their alpine, bog, heath, and rare plants. Slievenamon has been designated a Natural Heritage Area for its bogs.
Flora: northern rock-cress, water-violet, summer snowflake, green spleenwort, roseroot, mountain sorrel, cowberry
Fauna: peregrine falcon, tufted duck, ruddy duck, little egret, buzzard, red squirrel
Insects: buckler diver, Dingy skipper, brown hairstreak
Lichens: Abrothallus microspermus, Arthonia graphidicola, Arthonia pruinata, Biatora Britannica, Caloplaca cirrochroa, Caloplaca obscurella, Catillaria nigroclavata, Celothelium ischnobelum, Cladonia furcata subsp. Furcata, Cyrtidula quercus, Gyalecta derivata, Gyalideopsis muscicola, Lecanactis subabietina, Lecanora farinaria, Lepraria umbricola, Leptorhaphis epidermidis, Nephroma parile, Opegrapha xerica, Pachyphiale carneola, Phaeographis lyellii, Physcia tribacia, Porpidia soredizodes, Verrucaria rheitrophila
Endangered species *:
Flora: alpine saw-wort, Killarney fern, greater broomrape
Fauna: hen harrier, red grouse, lapwing, black-headed gull, barn owl, nightjar, yellowhammer, shoveler, pintail
Insects: hydravore, wood ant, marsh fritillary
Gastropods: sand-bowl amber snail, Geyer's whorl snail
Marine: allis shad, twaite shad

Common Dandelion

Taraxacum officinale

by Onenn

¹ ² ³ * Click here to see Sources.