Welcome to the Shannon IRBD Project website
[Click here for Shannon
River Basin Management Plan download area]
www.wfdireland.ie for further
supporting documentation on the draft River Basin Management Plans.
for Water Maps - Mapping Information System to support draft River Basin Management Plans.
This website is designed to assist you in gaining a better understanding of how the EU Water Framework Directive
is being implemented in Ireland. We are always interested in improving the website to accommodate the users so if you
have any suggestions on this matter please email them to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Shannon International River Basin District (click here for a map)
is the largest in Ireland at more than 18,000 km2 in area. It covers
the natural drainage basin of the Shannon river itself, stretching from the source of the River Shannon in the Cuilcagh mountains in Counties Cavan and Fermanagh to the tip of the Dingle peninsula in north Kerry. It also
includes coastal parts of Kerry and Clare which drain to the sea. It flows through 18 local authority areas and
is also an international RBD as a small portion of County Fermanagh in Northern Ireland drains underground to the
Click here for a map of all RBDs within Ireland
Large areas of counties Limerick, Clare, North Tipperary, Offaly, Westmeath, Longford and Roscommon as well as
significant portions of counties Kerry, Galway, Leitrim and Cavan are in the District. Other counties that have
smaller portions in the District include Sligo, South Tipperary, Mayo, Cork, Laois and Meath, while all of Limerick
City is located within the District.
The Shannon IRBD Project has been established by the Department of
Environment, Heritage and Local Government to assist the local authorities in
the Irish portion of the District to implement the Directive, and is funded
through the National Development Plan. It is led by Limerick County Council,
while Roscommon and Clare County Councils are the two other lead authorities for
the Project. All 18 local authorities and the relevant state agencies are
actively participating in the Project.
Click here for Shannon