County Carlow Wetlands Map update

County Carlow map of wetlands after inclusion of new wetland sites in 2014A revised map of the potential wetlands in County Carlow has been compiled. The desk based research project identified a total of 124 potential wetland sites in Carlow based on aerial photographic analysis, analyisis of subsoils within the county and published reports on previously identified wetlands. Previously only 10 wetland sites had been reported from the county.  

This project undertaken by Wetland Surveys Ireland has located 114 new potential wetland sites in the county. The majority of the sites have little associated information on the wetland habitats that are present or likely to occur on the areas identified. 

A full county wetland survey will be required to address this information deficit.

The Wetland Map of Ireland now displays a total of 3,948 sites.

© Peter Foss 2012