Erratics at Poll Salach, after rain; The Burren

Geography & Landscape

photo credit: Dr Charles Nelson some rights reserved. The Shannon At 370km long, the Shannon is Ireland’s longest river, connecting Ireland’s lakeland by flowing through and between 11 counties – Cavan, Leitrim, Longford, Roscommon, Westmeath, Offaly, Tipperary, Galway, Clare, Limerick and Kerry. This interactive Storymap by Stamen Design and with data from Open Streetmap, incorporates […]

Map based on the Atlas of the Irish Rural Landscape, Cork University Press, 1997, ISBN: 1 85918 095 7, page 18.

Agriculture

image given into the public domain by Wesley Johnston of irelandhistory.com AgMet AGMET was founded in Ireland in 1984, and has the full title of “Joint Working Group on Applied Agricultural Meteorology.” Agricultural StatisticsStatistics filed under Agriculture and Fishing – Statscentral.ie Burren Agriculture the fascinating cultural and natural heritage that attracts visitors to the Burren […]

Map based on the Atlas of the Irish Rural Landscape, Cork University Press, 1997, ISBN: 1 85918 095 7, page 18.

Agriculture 2

image given into the public domain by Wesley Johnston of irelandhistory.com Irish Draught HorseThe Irish Draught horse is the national horse breed of Ireland which developed primarily for farm use. Today, they are especially popular for crossing with Thoroughbreds and warmbloods, producing the popular Irish Sport Horses (also called Irish Draught Sport Horses) which excel […]

Wet Weather in Mayo

Climate & Weather

photo credit: Ellen Munroe some rights reserved. AgMet -Joint Working Group on Applied Agricultural Meteorology AGMET was founded in Ireland in 1984, and has the full title of “Joint Working Group on Applied Agricultural Meteorology.” Membership is open to anyone with an interest in the subject. Currently members are drawn from organisations including Met Éireann, […]

Burren Wild Flower

Fauna & Flora

photo credit: Catherine Murray some rights reserved. A Register of Trees, Co. Cork 1790-1860 Until the mid-eighteenth century there was little incentive for a tenant to plant trees on his leased land for the trees were legally the property of the landlord. However, between 1721 and 1765 by a series of parliamentary acts the tenant’s […]

Burren Wild Flower

Fauna & Flora 2

photo credit: Catherine Murray some rights reserved. Burren FaunaThe fauna of the Burren is a frequently overlooked aspect of the area’s natural heritage, most of the attention having been focused on the area’s rich flora instead. Feral goats (Capra hircus), foxes (Vulpes vulpes), and hares (Lepus timidus) are the most common mammals encountered in the […]

Erratics at Poll Salach, after rain; The Burren

Geography & Landscape 2

photo credit: Dr Charles Nelson some rights reserved. Midas – Marine Irish Digital Atlas The atlas is a comprehensive resource for coastal and marine information and spatial data in Ireland. Here you will find an overview of topics related to the Irish coast, as well as an interactive atlas where you can choose layers from […]

Erratics at Poll Salach, after rain; The Burren

Geography & Landscape 3

photo credit: Dr Charles Nelson some rights reserved. Map of Ireland (physical features) Meanings of Irish Placenames Mountains of Ireland (St Cronan’s School) National Parks North Atlantic Skyline Pheonix Park Route PlannerThis is a beta route planner integrating Google Maps. AA Ireland Slieve Bearnagh in the Mourne Mountains The Burren

Erratics at Poll Salach, after rain; The Burren

Geography & Landscape 4

photo credit: Dr Charles Nelson some rights reserved. Habitat Loss of Peatlands Habitat loss and fragmentation have grave consequences for peatland biodiversity conservation. The changes come about when one habitat type is removed and replaced by another or when land use activities cause degradation of the quality of the habitat and species composition. The loss […]

River Bandon estuary

Waters

Remote sensing as a tool for detection, quantification and evaluation of Submarine Groundwater Discharge (SGD) to Irish Coastal waters Jean Wilson, Carlos Rocha School of Natural Sciences, Centre for the Environment, Trinity College Dublin. Submarine Groundwater Discharge (SGD) is receiving considerable attention in the literature as a major pathway for anthropogenically derived pollutants to coastal […]

River Bandon estuary

Waters 2

Marine Traffic This is an international site, but find Ireland to track marine traffic around the Irish coast. It identifies each ship, trawler etc with a photo of the ship, in real time. – Marine Traffic Water Levels The waterlevel.ie website provides you with real-time access to data that has been recorded by the Office […]