Landscape

Welcome to the Landscape Section, the Irish landscape is a living landscape in every sense of the word. It has and will continue to be used in an ever-changing variety of ways.

Proposals for Ireland’s Landscapes 2010

This document reflects new ideas regarding how we might manage, plan and conserve Ireland’s landscape into the future. It is based on the work of the Heritage Council and many of its Irish and European partners in seeking, over a ten-year period, to promote the implementation of the European Landscape Convention (ELC). The Convention offers us a new way of thinking about our landscape - one that places people, and their active participation in shaping their landscape, in a central position. 

Click here to download Proposals for Ireland’s Landscapes 2010 [PDF 4MB]

Click here to download a summary document of Proposals for Ireland’s Landscapes 2010 [PDF 3.2MB]

Presentation - Landscape Character Assesment & the National Landscape Strategy

The Irish Landscape Institute’s (ILI) President, Mary Ann Harris formally launched the South East Branch of the ILI on the evening of the 20th June 2012 at the Heritage Council’s Headquarters in Kilkenny. The inaugural branch event included a participative seminar given by Alison Harvey (Heritage Council Planning Officer) entitled — Landscape Character Assessment & the National Landscape Strategy. Alison’s presentation is available to download below.

Download Landscape Character Assesment & the National Landscape Strategy here [pdf 812kb].