Ireland's Boating Heritage: The Future? Seminar Proceedings

Ireland's Boating Heritage: The Future? Seminar Proceedings

Heritage Tourism & Recreation Museums, Archives & Cultural Heritage Underwater & Maritime Heritage /

This publication provides the findings of the seminar and the individual presentations made.

In 2003 the Heritage Council became concerned about Irish boats, both inland and sea-going, as a neglected aspect of our heritage. To inform itself, the Council commissioned Reggie Goodbody to carry out a scoping study of the heritage boat sector. Arising from this study the Council

decided to host a seminar on Ireland’s boats in 2004, to which people involved in any aspect of inland and maritime boats were invited to attend.

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The Hook, County Wexford, the Maritime Heritage of a Coastal Community

The Hook, County Wexford, the Maritime Heritage of a Coastal Community

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The leaflet provides information on the landscape, history and lifestyle of the people who have lived on Hook Head peninsula, County Wexford.

The long, narrow point of Hook (an old English word meaning a promontory almost surrounded by the sea), located in south-west county Wexford, forms the eastern shore of Waterford Harbour. Because of its peninsular nature, the sea dominated everyday life. Fishing, both sea and shore-based, was an essential activity for food and profit, as was harvesting of seaweed and shellfish from the shoreline.

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Bere Island Conservation Plan

Bere Island Conservation Plan

Natural Heritage & Biodiversity Underwater & Maritime Heritage /

This Conservation Plan  for  Bere Island  addresses  both  heritage  conservation  and  the sustainable development of the island, taking into account the environmental, social and economic aspects of future

developments.

The Plan was developed by  the  Bere  Island  Community  with  assistance  from  a  consortium  of  specialist consultants and co-funded by Cork County Council and the Heritage Council. It is  not  an  economic  development  plan  for  the  island  but  a  framework  within which any subsequent development plan should operate.

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Review of Interated Coastal Zone Management and Principles of Best Practice

Review of Interated Coastal Zone Management and Principles of Best Practice

Natural Heritage & Biodiversity Underwater & Maritime Heritage /

The Heritage Council commissioned the Coastal and Marine Resources Centre in Cork to carry out a review of best practice in Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) at a national and international scale.

The aim of the report is to:

  • Providing a succinct review of best practice procedures for ICZM.
  • Summarising the findings of those practices most commonly used at different levels of administration and those that seemed to be more site/area specific.

Common principles were identified from international projects, particularly the EU Demonstration projects, including the Bantry Bay Charter. Examination of the Irish experience of ICZM formed a substantial section of the research. Techniques in the implementation of the ICZM and mechanisms to engage the public and other involved agencies are also reviewed.

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Irish Coastal Habitats: A Study of Impacts on Designated Conservation Areas

Irish Coastal Habitats: A Study of Impacts on Designated Conservation Areas

Natural Heritage & Biodiversity Underwater & Maritime Heritage /

Through the publication of this report, the Heritage Council hopes to raise awareness of the issues facing nature conservation in these special areas, and hopes that this report will demonstrate the need for the introduction of effective Coastal Zone Management in Ireland.

This report reviews the threats faced by some of our most important coastal heritage sites, and shows clearly the
enormous task facing statutory authorities in putting in place policies and practices to ensure that there is no further deterioration of the heritage value of these sites.

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  • Author(s): Jenny Neff MSc. MIEEM