Heritage Outlook: Landscape Highlights 2004 - 2009 [Special Edition]

Heritage Outlook: Landscape Highlights 2004 - 2009 [Special Edition]

General Landscapes /

These articles were presented as part of the package available for the 2009 Landscape Conference. 

This special edition of Heritage Outlook brings together all the landscape articles featured in the magazine between 2004 and 2009.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
Heritage Outlook: Summer/ Autumn 2009

Heritage Outlook: Summer/ Autumn 2009

General /

Quarterly magazine of the Heritage Council featuring news, events, opportunities and heritage features.

In this issue:


CELEBRATING BIODIVERSITY WEEK 2009 Orchids, Waders and Wild Goats
CLIMATE CHANGE New research anticipates the impact on heritage and tourism
IRISH ART Adding to our collection of treasures
REUSING ABBEYLEIX MARKET HOUSE • LOOKING AFTER LANDSCAPES • HERITAGE EVENTS

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Climate Change, Heritage and Tourism: Implications for Ireland's Coast & Inland Waterways - Summary Document

Climate Change, Heritage and Tourism: Implications for Ireland's Coast & Inland Waterways - Summary Document

Climate Change and Renewable Energy Heritage Tourism & Recreation /

What climate change will mean for Irish tourism and the heritage of our coastline and inland waterways with an aim to help plan for the likely eventualities of climate change and to provide recommendations to Government on prioritising action.

What climate change will mean for Irish tourism and the heritage of our coastline and inland waterways with an aim to help plan for the likely eventualities of climate change and to provide recommendations to Government on prioritising action.

  • Published by: Failte Ireland and The Heritage Council
  • Author(s): Failte Ireland and The Heritage Council
Climate Change, Heritage and Tourism: Implications for Ireland's Coast & Inland Waterways

Climate Change, Heritage and Tourism: Implications for Ireland's Coast & Inland Waterways

Climate Change and Renewable Energy Heritage Tourism & Recreation /

Research in relation to the potential impacts of climate change on Ireland’s maritime and inland waterways heritage. 

Research in relation to the potential impacts of climate change on Ireland’s maritime and inland waterways heritage, with a particular focus on those resources upon which tourism is dependent. The focus on these two elements of heritage is because of their particular vulnerability to climate change.

  • Published by: Failte Ireland and The Heritage Council
  • Author(s): Failte Ireland and The Heritage Council
Heritage Council Annual Report 2008

Heritage Council Annual Report 2008

Corporate Publications /

The Activities of the Heritage Council in 2008.

Summary of the activities of the Heritage Council and financial statements for 2008.

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  • Author(s): The Heritage Council
Heritage Outlook: Winter 2008/ Spring 2009

Heritage Outlook: Winter 2008/ Spring 2009

General /

Quarterly magazine of the Heritage Council featuring news, events, opportunities and heritage features.

Also in this issue:

HISTORIC GARDENS
Discovering our rare historic growing heritage
THE RIVER SHANNON
Take a tour down Ireland’s most important river
TRADITIONAL BOATS OF IRELAND
Recording tradition before it sinks
WATERFORD BIODIVERSITY ACTION PLAN • HERITAGE EVENTS • RAHAN CONSERVATION PLAN

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Bird Survey Guidelines: Traditional Farm Buildings

Bird Survey Guidelines: Traditional Farm Buildings

Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology Natural Heritage & Biodiversity /

The Heritage Council has prepared guidance that surveyors must follow when undertaking bird surveys under the REPS 4 Traditional Farm Buildings Grant scheme. This is to ensure that the survey is undertaken in line with current best practice, and that the works are designed in such a way as not to impact upon the protected wildlife.

Many traditional farm buildings may be home to nesting birds. As these are protected by law, buildings in receipt of a REPS 4

Traditional Farm Buildings Grant may require a bat and/ or bird survey before any works commence.

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National Biodiversity Plan Submission 2008

National Biodiversity Plan Submission 2008

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In January 2008, the National Parks and Wildlife Service of the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government announced the development of Ireland’s second National Biodiversity Plan 2008-2012. The Heritage Council was invited to prepare a submission on the new plan which is provided here.

In making this submission, the Heritage Council sought to support Government in its international and national commitments concerning biodiversity and its protection, conservation and management. These include commitments under the Convention on Biological Diversity, the EU target to halt biodiversity loss by 2010, as well as several EU Directives and national legislation.

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A Guide to Habitats in Ireland

A Guide to Habitats in Ireland

Natural Heritage & Biodiversity /

To date the absence of a common standard has meant that agencies and individuals have been unable to provide data that was consistent or complementary. Such consistency in the work of habitat classification is recognised as following best practice.

The standard can also make a particularly important contribution in informing the development of programmes arising from major policy initiatives such as the National Development Plan, heritage plans and in the preparation of environmental impact statements for use in the planning proposals.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
  • Author(s): This guide provides a standard scheme for describing habitats in Ireland.
Forestry & the National Heritage: A Review of the Heritage Council's Forestry Policy 2008

Forestry & the National Heritage: A Review of the Heritage Council's Forestry Policy 2008

Climate Change and Renewable Energy Natural Heritage & Biodiversity /

This review of Heritage Council forest policy was carried out by a team of six foresters and ecologists at the request of Woodlands of Ireland. The review was carried out by collating and analysing published, grey, and oral information relevant to forest management in Ireland.

The emphasis of the study was on science-based knowledge, but the team also drew on its considerable collective experience of working in the forestry sector. Submissions were sought from all interested parties, and a public meeting was held to present draft conclusions followed by a discussion.

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  • Author(s): Sasha Bosbeer, Huw Denman, Jerry Hawe, David Hickie, Paddy Purser and Patrick Walsh