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Free Public Interactive Maps – Environment and Wind Resources

16th January 2012

The Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) and National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) have both recently updated their online resources. Currently, one of the best resources on each website is a free interactive map that anyone can access to find out information on their location within the country.

The SEAI Map Viewer contains information on the Irish Wind Atlas, on-shore/off-shore wind resources, environmental designations, constraint areas and more.


The NPWS Map Viewer contains detailed information on environmental designations throughout the country such as:

–              Special Areas of Conservation (SAC)

–              Special Protection Areas (SPA)

–              Natural Heritage Areas (NHA)


They also allow selection of individual townlands to quickly identify local environmental designations.

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