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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:

Heritage Officers

Click here to see the County Heritage Officers section of this website for Heritage Officer contact details.

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.

Other sources

Inland Fisheries Ireland
www.fisheriesireland.ie:
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
maps.osi.ie
For online maps including historic maps.

Institute for the Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works in Ireland
www.ichawi.org

List of members.

Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland
www.iai.ie
Register of members.

Invasive Species Ireland Initiative
www.invasivespeciesireland.com

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
www.iarc.ie

Irish Georgian Society
www.igs.ie
Register of people experienced in traditional building skills.

Irish Museums Association
www.irishmuseums.org

Irish Professional Conservators and Restorers Association
www.ipcra.org

List of members covering many types of heritage objects and also building.

Museum Standards Programme for Ireland
www.museumsireland.ie

National Archives of Ireland
www.nationalarchives.ie

National Biodiversity Data Centre
www.biodiversityireland.ie

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
www.botanicgardens.ie

National Inventory of Historic Buildings in Ireland
www.buildingsofireland.ie

National Library of Ireland
www.nli.ie

National Monuments Service
www.archaeology.ie

Information on legislation for archaeology and on archaeological sites.

National Parks and Wildlife Service
www.npws.ie
Guidelines and information on relevant legislation.

Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland
www.riai.ie

Search for architects experienced in building conservation.

Society of Archivists Ireland
www.learnaboutarchives.ie

The Tree Council of Ireland
www.treecouncil.ie

Waterways Ireland
www.waterwaysireland.org