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County Louth

Goldfinch Carduelis carduelis ©Enda Flynn Website

County Louth is a county on the east coast of Ireland, on the border with Northern Ireland. The county town is Dundalk, which is also the largest town in Louth. The majority of the county's population live in either Dundalk or Drogheda. The 2006 Census confirmed Dundalk and Drogheda as not only the largest towns in the county, but also the second and third largest towns in Ireland. Drogheda has a population marginally larger than that of Dundalk. This however, includes areas and suburbs of Drogheda which lie in County Meath.

County Louth is affectionately called "the Wee County" being the smallest county in Ireland having a total area of only 821sq kilometres (317sq miles).



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Useful Reading

Fieldguides & Other Birding Books
For a full list of fieldguides and other books see the Republic of Ireland page

Trip Reports


Trip Report Repository

CloudBirders was created by a group of Belgian world birding enthusiasts and went live on 21st of March 2013. They provide a large and growing database of birding trip reports, complemented with extensive search, voting and statistical features.

Photographers & Artists

Wildlife Photographer - Enda Flynn - Cooley Wildlife Photography

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Enda Flynn is a wildlife photographer that lives on the Cooley peninsula and has been interested in natural history all his life. Active in the field most days either in the mountains,forests or shoreline has helped build up a good knowledge of the habits and habitats of the local fauna and flora,making him an ideal guide for a days photography…