This publication has been made possible due to the support of The Heritage
Council of Ireland, the Department of Environment and Local Government of Ireland,
Bórd F ilte (the Irish Tourist Board), and the sponsorship of B.H.L. Landscape Group
Ltd., Old Abbey Gardens, Waterfall, Cork.

The convening of the 1998 National Landscape Forum was supported by the

An Bord Glas
SAP Nurseries Ltd
Coillte Teoranta
Malone O'Regan, Consulting Engineers
Bank of Ireland
De Regt Special Cable,
BHL Landscape Group Ltd.

Assistance in kind was provided by
McAuliffe, Barry, Collins Insurance,
A.S.A. Marketing Ltd, The Marketing Centre, Ballinlough Road, Cork Tel: 021-4312688
BHL Landscape Group Ltd., Waterfall, Cork. Tel: 021 -4871460
Redlough Landscapes Ltd., Belgree, Mulhuddart, Dublin 15. Tel: 01-820 7033
Beamish & Crawford, Cork.

Many members of Landscape Alliance Ireland assisted in various ways with the preparation, planning and organising of the Forum and the following deserve special mention. Philomena O'Brien, Marian Cooke, Aodh Bourke, Nigel Hickey, Robert O'Regan, Elaine O'Regan, Michelle Bourke, Jim Cowman, Jackie O'Keeffe, Liam Loughnane, John Ketch.

I can only hope that I have included all of those who have assisted with the Forum and apologise to anyone who I have overlooked.

I must again make specific mention of the contribution made by Philomena O'Brien to this publication. The fact that it was a three-day Forum gave rise to a very significant increase in all aspects of the project. I greatly appreciate the commitment, interest, energy and patience that Philomena brought to bear on publishing the proceedings.

Terry O'Regan