Our data and maps
are freely available for use in the preparation of Strategic Environmental Assessments, Environmental Impact Assessment Reports, etc. They will be of greatest use for the chapters on Soils, Geology and Hydrogeology.
Information is available on the bedrock geology including structural data (faults), soils (Teagasc data), landslides, groundwater, and Quaternary. Quaternary refers to the current glaciated landscape of Ireland and is useful in identifying landscape characteristics. The section on Geological Heritage is useful for general planning and also for the general heritage sections.
As a statutory body, we act as consultee on County Development and County Heritage Plans, planning related to wind or solar farms, roads and quarries, or any proposed development that may involve a County Geological Sites.