National Landcover and Habitat Mapping Programme for Ireland

National Landcover and Habitat Mapping Programme for Ireland

Natural Heritage & Biodiversity Landscapes /

This report presents the findings of a use case analysis and economic value study for a national landcover and habitat mapping programme for Ireland, carried out in 2016. 

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Heritage Map

Heritage Map

Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology Heritage Tourism & Recreation Natural Heritage & Biodiversity Museums, Archives & Cultural Heritage Underwater & Maritime Heritage Landscapes /

Find out about the online mapping discovery tool

Historic Landscape Characterisation in Ireland - Best Practice Guidance

Historic Landscape Characterisation in Ireland - Best Practice Guidance

Landscapes /

This guidance is intended as a contribution to the Government’s emerging National Landscape Strategy. 

Drawing on a variety of disciplines such as archaeology, geography and architecture, Historic Landscape Characterisation attempts to describe and document the character of different landscapes in order that they may be valued for the social resource that they are, and managed as historical capital. Managing the landscape is not just about looking after the protected or iconic parts that we are all generally familiar with, but it must also be about understanding and caring for everyday and undesignated places as well.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
  • Author(s): George Lambrick, Jill Hind and Ianto Wain
Landscape Character Assessment CPD Carbon Footprint Audit

Landscape Character Assessment CPD Carbon Footprint Audit

Climate Change and Renewable Energy Landscapes /

The carbon footprint for the multi-disciplinary LCA CPD Course September 2010

The carbon footprint for the multi-disciplinary LCA CPD Course September 2010 is five tonnes of CO2 from car travel and fossil fuels associated with heating and electricity usage at training venues

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  • Author(s): Oonagh Duggan
Proposals for Ireland's Landscapes (Summary Document)

Proposals for Ireland's Landscapes (Summary Document)

Landscapes /

Summary of our policy proposals on how we might manage, plan and conserve Ireland’s landscape into the future. 

It is based on the work of the Heritage Council and many of its Irish and European partners in seeking, over a ten-year period, to promote the implementation of the European Landscape Convention (ELC).

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  • Author(s): The Heritage Council
Proposals for Ireland's Landscapes

Proposals for Ireland's Landscapes

Landscapes /

This document reflects new ideas regarding how we might manage, plan and conserve Ireland’s landscape into the future.

Based on the work of the Heritage Council and many of its Irish and European partners in seeking, over a ten-year period, to promote the implementation of the European Landscape Convention (ELC). 

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  • Author(s): The Heritage Council
An Introduction to Landscape Character Assessment (LCA)

An Introduction to Landscape Character Assessment (LCA)

Landscapes /

This Multi-Disciplinary Landscape Character Assessment CPD Training Course 

This CPD training course will be of significant value to those whose professional work impinges on the Irish landscape including planners, landscape architects, archaeologists, ecologists, architects, engineers and horticulturists. Individuals might – for example - be working for a local authority or in private practice.

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  • Author(s): The Heritage Council
Landscape Character Assessment in Ireland: Baseline Audit & Assessment Update 2009

Landscape Character Assessment in Ireland: Baseline Audit & Assessment Update 2009

Landscapes /

The aim of this report is to provide a factual update of research set out in Section 3 of the 2006 Baseline Report.

Minogue and Associates were commissioned by the Heritage Council to update the LCA Baseline Audit and Evaluation report published in 2006.The same full and detailed review, consultation and analysis undertaken for the Baseline Report has not been undertaken for this research.

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The Irish Landscape 2009 Conference Papers

The Irish Landscape 2009 Conference Papers

Landscapes /

This conference and the papers presented in this publication examine how we might do better and best manage, conserve and plan for our landscape in the future. 

The diversity and style of the papers reflect the experience and interests of the authors and similarly serve to highlight that landscape is dynamic and changing in response to natural and cultural causes.

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