Welcome to the web site of Landscape Alliance Ireland
A web site for
those who share a belief that societies today must not be solely
concerned with economic development and wanton growth, but rather
they must strive for a holistic way of life, a way of life that
balances all of the different dimensions of life quality in a caring,
informed and sensitive manner.
We believe that
the landscape way provides a catalyst between artistic, heritage,
social, nature, environmental, spiritual and economic concerns.
It is rarely necessary to urge society to address economic matters,
it is however the other concerns that require our advocacy.
not old dust, it is a dynamic concept in a state of continuous action
is born our of our creativity sparked by adversity or aesthetic
need. Our natural heritage is our extended family.
way is very much an integrated approach to life, comparable
to a ‘Russian Doll’ relationship.
natural and human, rests within our landscape and our landscape
rests within our environment, all combining to provide a social
framework for our existence.
this complex relationship with our spirituality, our restless search
If you are interested and concerned with the quality of your landscape,
natural and man-made, in its urban, suburban or rural setting, and
the threats to same as the result of careless management, or insensitive,
uncreative or inappropriate gross development, you will find much
to interest, challenge and inspire you on this web site.
Ireland is a small non-governmental organisation, born out of the
call by its founder, Terry O’Regan, back in 1994 for landscape policy
at local, regional, national, European and international level.
The call for
a landscape policy attracted people from many backgrounds and disciplines
and since 1995, Landscape Alliance Ireland have convened a unique series of National Landscape Fora, providing a
platform for a diverse body of people to explore in a very holistic
way, the whole question of landscape quality, change in our landscape
as the result of development economies and how best to manage that
change in the interests of the community.
Our web site
will bring the proceedings of the Landscape Fora to the widest
possible audience to stimulate further discussion, debate and action.
We have commence
the process by making the proceedings of the 1998 National Landscape
Forum, which has not been previously published, available on our
web site with instalments being added on a regular basis. We will follow in due
course with the 1999 Landscape Forum and the unique ‘Artists and
We also intend,
at a later date, to feature instalments from the National Landscape
Fora proceedings of ’95, ’96, ’97,’01 (already available in book format).
next proceedings that are likely to be posted to the website will be
the proceedings of the 2003 National Landscape Forum details of
which are availalbe on our notice board.
will bring you up to date news on the activities of Landscape Alliance
Ireland, together with news regarding the landscape way in
Ireland, Europe and elsewhere.
We also feature
a world-wide landscape forum, where we will bring you
information on landscape issues from many countries including contributions
and exchanges received at our e-mail address from visitors to our
We look forward
to hearing from you.
contacts page we inlude a list of internet links that may be of interest
to you and we would welcome additions to this list suggested by
visitors to our site.
expressed on this web-site are those of the individual contributors.
While every effort has been made to ensure accuracy, Landscape Alliance
Ireland cannot accept responsibility for any omissions or errors.
Any errors or omissions brought to our attention will be corrected
at the earliest opportunity.