Useful sources of information
Many of the websites listed below have links to other sites that may be of interest to you. In addition our pubications section on this website may have information and publications that could be useful:
- Working with biodiversity - the law and you
- Conserving hedgerows
- Conserving and enhancing wildlife in towns and villages: a guide for local community groups
- Ireland’s historic churches and graveyards
- Bats, birds, buildings and you
- Farming and archaeology: the Irish historic landscape: useful points on management and sources
- Waterway corridor studies database and reports
- The care of stained glass
- Caring for collections: a manual for preventive conservation
- Traditional buildings on Irish farms.
Many of the local authority heritage officers have produced useful resources for their counties.
We advise you to check local authority websites for these too.
Inland Fisheries Ireland
Contact local fisheries officers to alert them to any proposed work on rivers or other inland water bodies.
Foreshore Unit of the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government for information on foreshore licences etc.
The Ordnance Survey
For online maps including historic maps.
Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works in Ireland
List of members.
Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland
Register of members.
Invasive Species Ireland Initiative
How to identify invasive species; codes of practice to stop their spread and best practice guidance on how to eliminate certain species.
Irish Architectural Archive
Irish Georgian Society
Register of people experienced in traditional building skills.
Irish Museums Association
Irish Professional Conservators and Restorers Association
List of members covering many types of heritage objects and also building.
Museum Standards Programme for Ireland
National Archives of Ireland
National Biodiversity Data Centre
Information and maps on the distribution of biodiversity, as well as guidance on the format in which your data should be submitted to the NBDC.
National Botanic Gardens
National Inventory of Historic Buildings in Ireland
National Library of Ireland
National Monuments Service
Information on legislation for archaeology and on archaeological sites.
National Parks and Wildlife Service
Guidelines and information on relevant legislation.
Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland
Search for architects experienced in building conservation.
Society of Archivists Ireland
The Tree Council of Ireland