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Architecture and Related Subjects: Websites

A guide to IT Carlow Library for Architecture and related subjects


PADDI :Planning Architecture Design Database Ireland : is a bibliographic database which aims to provide wide access to information on all aspects of the built environment and environmental planning in Ireland, north and south. Indexing of material began in 1980; indexed material includes items published from c 1865 to the present, but the majority of items date from the mid 20th century onwards; the time period covered is 12th century to the present.
Irish Architectural Archive (IAA)
Irish Georgian Society : The Irish Georgian Society is Ireland's Architectural Heritage Society.
Ulster Architectural Heritage Society
Irish Statute Book : The Irish Statute Book database comprises the Acts of the Oireachtas, Statutory Instruments and Chronological Tables of the Statutes for the period 1922-2005

Buildings of Ireland :The National Inventory of Architectural Heritage (NIAH) is a state initiative under the administration of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and established on a statutory basis under the provisions of the Architectural Heritage (National Inventory) and Historic Monuments (Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 1999.

Sustainable and Environmental Architecture

An Taisce - National Trust for Ireland
Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government (Republic of Ireland)
ENFO - Irish Environmental Information Centre
Environmental Protection Agency
Sustainable Energy Authority of Ireland (SEAI) Sustainable Energy Ireland (SEI), formerly the Irish Energy Centre was set up by the government in 2002 as Ireland’s national energy agency, who’s’ mission is to promote and assist the development of sustainable energy.
Heritage of Ireland : information about many of the National Monuments, historic houses, Parks and gardens that are in State care in the Republic of Ireland.
Centre for Alternative Technology : (CAT) is concerned with the search for globally sustainable, whole and ecologically sound technologies and ways of life.
Coillte : a commercial company operating in forestry in Ireland.
COFORD: the National Council for Forest Research and Development - is an agency of the Department of Agriculture and Food.

Planning Information

Dept of the Environment Heritage and Local Government ;Overview of planning system, Planning legislation, including the Planning and Development Act, 2000, the Planning and Development Regulations, 2001 and the Planning and Development (Strategic Infrastructure) Act, 2006 etc., Planning guidance for planning authorities; Planning  leaflets for the general public.
An Bord Pleanala - The Planning Appeals Board
The National Spatial Strategy : A national planning framework for Ireland.
Irish Planning Institute
Royal Town Planning Institute

Government Organisations/ Standards/ Building Regulations

Irish Government and State Information
Dept of the Environment Heritage and Local Government; Building Control Act, 1990;  Building Control Act, 2007 ;Technical Guidance Documents; The Building Regulations
The National Standards Authority of Ireland
British Standards Institution
European Committee for Standardization. The On-line Catalogue of European Standards allows you to find all published European Standards (EN) and other approved documents directly in the catalogues of its’ National Members.
Content Online : a collection of links to resources on the web, many of which provide access to a range of standards and related information FREE OF CHARGE.