National Landscape Forum 2018 – Ireland’s Waterscapes, Killaloe, Ireland 24-25 May 2018

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Irelands Waterscapes– there are few locations on the island of Ireland where water does not feature in the landscape – as streams, rivers, lakes, estuaries and seascapes. It is a vital ingredient that often defines the quality, health and cultural/natural richness of our landscape. We swim in it, drink it, contaminate it, flood-relief contain and fish in it.

How often do we discuss it in the context of an integrated landscape approach? Ireland’s 2018 National Landscape Forum organised by Landscape Alliance Ireland aims to answer this question.

The Forum will comprise an Evening launch and boat trip from Killaloe on Thursday 24th May (19.00 to 21.00) and a full Day Event (09.00 to 17.00) on Friday 25th May. Register for bothdays or just Friday. This event is accredited for Continued Professional Development from the Irish Planning Institute and Irish Landscape Institute.

The National Landscape Forum 2018 will comprise talks, fieldtrips and workshops. Key themes this year include:

  • Water and Landscapes (from the mountains to the sea -uplands, rivers, estuaries and sea)
  • Changing Landscapes (historical changes, climate change and landscapes)
  • Planning for landscapes (National Planning Framework, Marine spatial planning, Clare County Councils experience, environmental assessment and landscape)
  • Recreation, tourism, health and landscapes

A Special Conference accommodation rate is available at the Killaloe Hotel for 24th aMay. Please contact: Killaloe Hotel and Quote National Landscape Forum. Tel: 061 376000. (Other Accommodation listings below).


Are there ID or minimum age requirements to enter the event?

No minimum age but not considered suitable for children under 16.

What are my transport/parking options for getting to and from the event?

Killaloe is accessible by car off Junction 27 from the M7 motorway.

Regional roads from Limerick. Trains run from Dublin to Birdhill Train Station (taxi can be arranged to collect from Birdhill) and Bus Eireann and private operators run regular services to Birdhill or Annacotty.

What can I bring into the event?

As event will involve fieldtrips it is recommended to bring a rain coat and comfortable walking shoes.

How can I contact the organiser with any questions?

Ruth Minogue Mobile: 086 6026043.


Direct message Twitter: @ire_landscape

What’s the refund policy?

7 days before the event.

Is my registration fee or ticket transferrable?

Yes, please let us know in advance if you are transferring your ticket.

Other Accommodation: Lakeside Hotel (10 mins walk) 061-376122

Derg House Bed and Breakfast (10 mins walk) 061-375599.

Please see: and for additional Accomodation options.

RM National Landscape Forum Irelands Waterscapes 2018 Programme