Conserving Bats

Conserving Bats

Natural Heritage & Biodiversity /

A guide for Local Authorities and others on the conservation of bats.

This guide provides information on the nine species of bats found in Ireland, where they can be found and measures that can be taken during construction works to protect them.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
The Care of Stained Glass

The Care of Stained Glass

Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology /

A practical guide to the conservation and preservation of stained glass.

Ireland has a rich legacy of stained glass. Fine examples of the art can be found in public and private buildings across the country, but mainly in our churches.The work of some of the finest European, English and Irish artists graces great cathedrals, historic buildings and humble churches. This booklet is intended as a guide for the custodians of these treasures, to
assist them in their care and conservation.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
Development of a Car Survey Monitoring Protocall for Ireland

Development of a Car Survey Monitoring Protocall for Ireland

Natural Heritage & Biodiversity /

The Heritage Council asked the Bat Conservation Trust to develop and evaluate a novel bat detector-based monitoring project for Ireland.

Fifteen volunteers surveyed eight survey routes, five of which were repeated. Volunteers contributed 85 hours on the survey. The mean number of encounter rates (per km) for each species/species group were: common pipistrelle (Pipistrellus pipistrellus) = 1.94, soprano pipistrelle (P. pygmaeus) = 0.75, Leisler’s bat (Nyctalus leisleri) = 0.46 and Myotis sp = 0.06.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
  • Author(s): Dr Colin Catto, Dr Jon Russ, Steve Langton