Natural Heritage

With only a single, high, upland area and few bogs, it is unsurprising that Louth has the lowest percentage of tree cover of any county in the State. However, Louth's long and low-lying coast is of great importance for wildlife. Dundalk is exceptionally lucky in having such a rich wildlife resource on its doorstep and it is to be hoped that the town can benefit from this fortunate location.

National Parks and Wildlife Service Map

You may view the National Parks and Wildlife Service Map for Louth at
Once the map viewer has loaded, simply select 'Louth' in the county dropdown list on the right-hand side. You can then view all records for Louth, or select a town or townland to view only the monuments in that area. You may also zoom in and out for different degrees of detail.

Protected areas