Wetland Data Sets Incorporated into the Map of Irish Wetlands

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In addition to wetland sites reported by individuals, the Map of Irish Wetlands has incorprated wetland sites listed in the following larger data sets and publications. The wetlands include those previously reported from published sources (mainly SAC, SPA, NHA, ASI etc.) and previously unknown potential wetland sites identified through the examination of aerial photography in conjunction with subsoil data and other GIS data sets. 

 

Last update: 1 November 2017

National Data Sets

  • An Foras Forbartha Areas of Scientific Interest in Ireland 1981 - all counties
  • An Foras Forbartha County Areas of Scientific Interest Reports - all counties
  • Irish Peatland Conservation Council site list 2009 - all counties
  • National Parks & Wildlife Service pNHA listing - all counties
  • National Parks & Wildlife Service SAC, SPA and NHA on-line listing 2012/2013 - all counties
  • National Parks & Wildlife Service National Survey of Upland Habitats 2017 - all counties
  • National Parks & Wildlife Service National Survey of Native Woodland - all counties
  • National Parks & Wildlife Service National Fen Study Database site list 2006 - all counties
  • National Parks & Wildlife Service Wildfowl Santuary list - all counties
  • National Parks & Wildlife Service Turlough Database Consolidation Project 2008 - all counties
  • National Parks & Wildlife Service Turlough Survey 2015 - all counties
  • National Parks & Wildlife Service National Grassland Survey - selected counties
  • RAMSAR wetland sites - all counties
  • iWebs (Irish Wetland Bird Survey) wetland sites - all counties
  • EPA Drinking Water Lakes - all counties
  • NPWS De-designated Raised Bog NHAs 2016 - all counties


Local Data Sets

  • An Foras Forbartha County Reports on Areas of Scientific Interest - all counties
  • Bord na Mona Boora Parklands sites
  • Cavan Wetland Survey 2008
  • Clare Wetland Map Project 2008 *
  • Clare Habitat Mapping Studies 2008, 2009 & 2010
  • Coillte LIFE Blanket Bog bog restoration sites - all counties
  • Coillte LIFE Raised Bog restoration sites - all counties
  • Erica erigena site locations in Galway & Mayo
  • Kerry Wetland Map 2014*
  • Kerry Wetland Survey 2015 *
  • Kildare Wetland Survey 2012, 2013 & 2014 *
  • Longford Wetland Survey 2017 * (in prep)
  • Louth Wetland Identification Survey 2011 *
  • Louth Wetland Survey 2012 & 2014 *
  • Meath Wetland Survey 2010
  • Monaghan Fen Surveys 2007 & 2008 *
  • Monaghan Wetland Map 2010 *
  • Monaghan Wetland Surveys 2011 & 2012 *
  • Roscommon Wetland Study 2017 * (in prep)
  • Sligo Wetland Surveys 2008, 2009, 2010 * & 2011 *
  • Waterford Wetland Survey 2006
  • Waterford Wetland Survey 2015 *
  • Westmeath Fen Survey 2007
  • Wicklow Wetland Surveys 2010 & 2011 *
  • Aerial photographic and sub-soil surveys to locate previously unidentified potential wetlands have been undertaken by Foss Environmental Consulting and Wetland Surveys Ireland in counties - Cavan; Dublin; Wexford; Carlow; Kilkenny; Longford; Tipperary; Laois; Mayo; Limerick; Cork; Meath; Leitrim; Waterford; Westmeath; Roscommon; Offaly; Wicklow; Sligo; Donegal; Clare and Galway


In addition where county wetland surveys have been undertaken by Wetland Surveys Ireland (marked with * above and bolded) numerous additional data sources in those counties have been consulted and wetland sites recorded. These data sources are listed in the appropriate survey reports. 

© Peter Foss 2012