Turlough Database

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The database comprises available information on geographical and topographical data for turloughs in counties Mayo, Roscommon, Galway and Clare. The data has been drawn from National Parks and Wildlife Service, Dept of the Environment archives on Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) and Special Protection Areas (SPAs), the Geological Survey of Ireland karst database, the Trinity College research archives on turloughs and Ordnance Survey 1:50,000 topographic data. The NPWS data is largely locational with attached maps. The TCD database includes vegetation mapping, invertebrate mapping and topographic mapping, particularly from the study of flooding in Gort undertaken in 1996/7 where available. The GSI data includes lithology and stratigraphy. The locational dat has been rationalized and the spatial data archive is a central repository of geographical information on turloughs drawn from these disparate sources but it is not intended as a complete record of all known turloughs.Those recorded are predominantly protected areas (70 turloughs) but not exclusively as research has not always concentrated on these. Basic data on 285 turloughs have been included.

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Dr. Paul Johnston
Department of Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering
Research Scientist
Department of Civil, Structural & Environmental Engineering, Trinity College, Dublin 2, Dublin 2 Dublin, Ireland
Telephone: +353-1-608 1372
e-mail: pjhnston@tcd.ie

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Attachment Name and Download Link
Att 1    Turlough_SACsSPAs_list.xls   (0.22 Mb)
Att 2    Turlough_ArcProject_Overview.doc   (0.04 Mb)
Att 3    TCD_Turloughs_Names-Locations.xls   (0.03 Mb)

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Author(s)Johnston, P.
Title Of WebsiteSecure Archive For Environmental Research Data
Publication InformationTurlough Database
Name of OrganisationEnvironmental Protection Agency Ireland
Electronic Address or URL http://erc.epa.ie/safer/resource?id=61afb7df-3fa8-102a-b1da-b128b41032cc
Unique Identifier61afb7df-3fa8-102a-b1da-b128b41032cc
Date of AccessLast Updated on SAFER: 2017-07-28

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SAFER-Data Display URL http://erc.epa.ie/safer/iso19115/display?isoID=14
Resource Keywordstopographic, vegetation mapping , turlough
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project Code2002-W-DS-08-M1
EPA/ERTDI/STRIVE Project ThemeLand-use, Soils, and Transport
Resource Availability: Any User Can Download Files From This Resource
Public-Open
Limitations on the use of this ResourceThis database was created at TCD using data from paper and database sources from which an ArcView GIS shape file was created using locational and database information.

The data base is a GIS dataset and is a record of protected turlough sites as of 2006. No updates are anticipated.

The Project File is not available directly for download as it contains OSi material. Please contact the ERC directly regarding accessing this information.
Number of Attached Files (Publicly and Openly Available for Download): 3
Project Start Date Thursday 1st January 2004 (01-01-2004)
Earliest Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Thursday 1st January 2004 (01-01-2004)
Most Recent Recorded Date within any attached datasets or digital objects Tuesday 19th December 2006 (19-12-2006)
Published on SAFERThursday 19th April 2007 (19-04-2007)
Date of Last EditThursday 19th April 2007 at 11:55:03 (19-04-2007)
Datasets or Files Updated On Thursday 19th April 2007 at 11:18:46 (19-04-2007)

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Description of Geographical Characteristics of This Project or Dataset
The individual datasets that make up the Turloughs ArcView project are topographical, morphological and geographical features of: National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) SACs which are turloughs, or SAC complexes which include one or more turloughs (dataset date September 2004). National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) SPAs which are turloughs (dataset date September 2004). Geographical Coverage - Counties Roscommon, Mayo, Galway and Clare

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Lineage information about this project or dataset
Data on geographical characteristics of turloughs were inconsistent and resided in a number of agencies and organizations. This database brought together the available information in a coordinated fashion, readily accessible.
Supplementary Information
O.S. 1;50,000 scale maps, provided by the EPA, which cover the area in which most turloughs, are included for viewing in the Turloughs project Turloughs.apr. The area covered includes parts of counties Mayo, Roscommon, Galway, Clare and Tipperary. The area is bounded by the Irish national grid co-ordinates 100000, 300000; 200000, 300000; 200000,160000 and 100000,160000.
The files are in .tiff and associated .tfw file format.
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