Facts about County Wicklow

Lough Tay

Wicklow Mountains, Co. Wicklow

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Facts about Co. Wicklow
Wicklow is situated on the east coast of Ireland in the province of Leinster.
Known as the 'garden of Ireland', it is famous for its magnificent scenery, which includes 17 hectares of mountain ranges.
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Land in Co. Wicklow
Population ¹ :
62.27 person / km²
Size ² : 2,027 km² ( 202,662 ha)
2.42 % of the land in Ireland *
Farmland ² : 1,017 km² (101,707 ha)
1.21 % of the land in Ireland *
Coastline ³ : 61 km
0.96 % of the Coastline of Ireland *
soft coast: 43 km
0.68 % of the Coastline of Ireland *
at risk: 43 km
0.68 % of the Coastline of Ireland *
Protected Land * :
There are 13 SACs, 4 SPAs, 1 national park, and 6 nature reserves run by the National Parks and Wildlife Service, 2 BirdWatch Ireland reserves, 15 Natura 2000 sites, and 1 Wildfowl Sanctuary.

Eurasian Linnet

Carduelis cannabina

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Wildlife in Co. Wicklow
Special Wildlife *:
Marine: Cliona celata, honeycomb worm, Munida rugosa, common spider crab, Liocarcinus holsatus, Leptochiton asellus, common keyhole limpet, Gibbula tumida, European sting winkle, Goniodoris castanea, Acanthodoris pilosa, Tritonia hombergii, Nucula nucleus, Nuculoma tenuis, Jupiteria minuta, dog-cockle, marbled crenella, green crenella, Limaria loscombi, Pododesmus patelliformis, Astarte sulcata, Ensis arcuatus, common razor shell, Fabulina fibula, banded carpet shell, pullet carpet shell, Thracia villosiuscula, common cuttlefish, thornback ray, spotted ray, snake pipefish, grey gurnard, Trigla lucerna, brill, Eckstrom's topknot, dab, flounder
Insects: Clouded yellow, purple hairstreak, holly blue, grayling
Endangered species *:
Birds: Red-throated Diver, Little Grebe, Great Crested Grebe, Manx Shearwater, Storm Petrel, Gannet, Cormorant, European Shag, Mute Swan, Whooper Swan, Greenland White-fronted Goose, Greylag Goose, Brent Goose, Shelduck,Teal, Goosander, Hen Harrier, Kestrel, Merlin, Red Grouse, Water Rail, Oystercatcher, Ringed Plover, Lapwing, Dunlin, Snipe, Woodcock, Curlew, Redshank, Greenshank, Common Sandpiper, Turnstone, Black-headed Gull, Common Gull, Herring Gull, Great Black-backed Gull, Black-legged Kittiwake, Sandwich Tern, Little Tern, Puffin, Black Guillemot, Guillemot, Razorbill, Starling, House Sparrow,
Gastropods: Silky Snail, Heath Snail, Ash Back Slug, Ear Pond Snail, Common Whorl Snail, Hollowed Glass Snail, Freshwater Pearl Mussel, Swamp Orb Mussel.
Insects: The Arctic Diver, the Spattered Diver, the Lipped Diver, the Water Plantain Sloth Weevil, the Zircon Reed Beetle, A Reed Beetle, the Sculptured Moss Beetle, the Artist, the Orangeman, Little Nobby, the Wrinkled Brow, the Diminutive Moss Beetle, the Beautiful Moss Beetle, the Red-Legged Moss Beetle, the Rockhopper Beetle, Sharp's Parallel Diver, the Quicksilver Diver, the Charred Scavenger Beetle, the Elegant Diver, the Eared Moss Beetle, the Marine Moss Beetle, the Green Moss Beetle, Davis's River Diver, A Bubblegum Diver, small bluetail
Marine: freshwater pearl mussel, swamp orb mussel

English Stonecrop

Sedum anglicum

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