Landscape Character Assesment: Review Forms

Landscape Character Assesment: Review Forms

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Supplementary information to the final Landscape Character Assessment.

Completed landscape character review forms for each county in Ireland undertaken as part of the Landscape Character Assessment Baseline Audit.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
  • Author(s): Julie Martin Associates in association with Alison Farmer Associates
Landscape Character Assesment Final Report

Landscape Character Assesment Final Report

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The study involved review and evaluation of the LCAs in the context of the original objectives of the LCA programme, as set out in the (then) Department of the Environment and Local Government consultation draft Landscape and Landscape Assessment Guidelines. The evaluation also considered how the LCA programme in Ireland measures up to good practice in LCA elsewhere in Europe. Telephone consultations, with those involved in the preparation and use of the LCAs and with a range of national bodies, explored the ways in which LCA has been applied, and the influence that it has had on decision-making in relation to development and management of the landscape in Ireland. Case studies of LCA elsewhere in Europe were also undertaken to identify any useful lessons and pitfalls.

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  • Author(s): Julie Martin Associates in association with Alison Farmer Associates
Waterway Corridor Study of the Upper Shannon navigation to Roosky

Waterway Corridor Study of the Upper Shannon navigation to Roosky

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A study of area surrounding the Upper Shannon navigation down to Roosky

including the Boyle River, Lough Allen, Lough Key and the Carnadoe waters.

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  • Author(s): The Heritage Council
Waterway Corridor of the Shannon from Lanesborough to Shannonbridge

Waterway Corridor of the Shannon from Lanesborough to Shannonbridge

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A study of the area surrounding Lanesborough to Shannonbridge

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  • Author(s): The Heritage Council
Waterway Corridor Study of the Shannon from Roosky to Lanesborough & the Royal Canal between Clondara to Thomastown (B)

Waterway Corridor Study of the Shannon from Roosky to Lanesborough & the Royal Canal between Clondara to Thomastown (B)

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A study of the area surrounding The Shannon River between Roosky and Lanesborough and The Royal Canal between Cloondara and Thomastown 

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Appendices for Waterway Corridor Study Shannon: Rooskey to Lanesborough and the Royal Canal Zipped Folder 3.4MB
Maps for Waterway Corridor Study Shannon: Rooskey to Lanesborough and the Royal Canal Zipped Folder

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Policy Paper on Ireland's Landscape & the National Heritage

Policy Paper on Ireland's Landscape & the National Heritage

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The approaches proposed in this document are designed to allow those with responsibility for the management and development of landscape to assess the policies they are implementing against specific indicators. 

These indicators relate not only to heritage value and quality but also aspects such as economic development, social aspects and potential for land use change.

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Waterway Corridor Study of the Shannon from Shannonbridge to Meelick, and the Grand Canal from Ballycommon to Shannon Harbour

Waterway Corridor Study of the Shannon from Shannonbridge to Meelick, and the Grand Canal from Ballycommon to Shannon Harbour

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A study of the area surrounding the Grand Canal from Ballycommon to Shannon Harbour and the Shannon from Shannonbridge to Meelick. 

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Policy Paper on Agriculture & the National Heritage

Policy Paper on Agriculture & the National Heritage

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This document puts forward recommendations relating to the identification, protection, preservation and enhancement of the national heritage in relation to the agricultural industry.

The Heritage Council’s examination of state sector spend on heritage suggests that agriculture as a whole impacts on the entire socio-economic structure of the countryside.

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