Kildare County Council in collaboration with the Department of Defence have jointly procured the services of a multi-disciplinary team, led by Paul Hogarth Company, to develop a Conservation Management Plan and an Interpretation/Branding Strategy for the Curragh Plains.
This project aims to highlight the importance and significance of the Curragh Plains and develop policies and management actions that will ensure the area is appropriately conserved, managed, maintained and interpreted.
The success of the final plan will be achieved through engagement with the many stakeholders, consisting of a wide cross section of the local community including the Defence Forces, the Curragh Camp community, local businesses, resident’s groups in areas surrounding the Curragh, schools, the Curragh racecourse, Horse Racing Ireland, local farmers, and government agencies to name but a few.
In order to facilitate this engagement during Covid 19, with the current restrictions preventing face to face public consultations, The Paul Hogarth Company have produced a website which will provide a platform for all stakeholders to have their say, for this, the first phase of consultations. It is vital that anyone with an interest in the Curragh Plains and its conservation and management, engage with this process, as it’s your views and opinions that help inform the outcome.
The website will be live on the 15 of March for a period of 4 weeks and can be accessed at www.curraghplains.ie