Measuring and monitoring have been core to the GeoparkLIFE project. At the outset of the project there was an absence of solid baseline data on the impacts tourism was having on our heritage sites, our landscape, and on our communities. We commissioned a number of reports and undertook several surveys and studies to provide us with a rounded view of the tourism pressures that exist in the Geopark. Below are the reports:
GeoparkLIFE Project Summary Report
The GeoparkLIFE summary report details the objectives, actions and results of the GeoparkLIFE tourism for conservation project 2012-2017
GeoparkLIFE Executive Summary
Is a summary report on the review of the policy towards the integration of sustainable tourism and conservation management affecting destinations in Ireland
Reviewing Policy Towards the Integration of Sustainable Tourism and Conservation Management
In 2014 the Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark undertook a visitor survey at seven demonstration sites. The attached report provides details of their findings.
An Cabhail Mhór 3D laser Survey
Through the GeoparkLIFE project we invested in a 3D laser imaging survey of An Cabhail Mhór. The survey provided highly detailed 3D images of the structure. Far more detailed than the standard tape survey that is often used to record details of structures.
Through the GeoparkLIFE project we invested in a 3D laser imaging survey of Carron Church to inform conservation work. The survey provided highly detailed 3D images of the structure. Far more detailed than the standard tape survey that is often used to record details of structures.
Coach Tourism Study
In 2014 the Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark commissioned a year long study of coach tourism in the Geopark region. The attached report provides details of their findings.
In 2014 the Burren and Cliffs of Moher Geopark undertook visitor observation studies at their demonstration sites. The attached report provides details of their findings.
In 2015 UCD undertook a study to assess the current state of the policies which govern sustainable tourism and conservation management in the Burren and wider area.
Archaeological Conservation Works at Murrooghkilly Cairn, Co. Clare.
In 2017 an archaeological report was carried out to inform the site works a Murrooghkilly cairn.
Carran Church Archaeological Excavation Report
The report details an archaeological excavation, carried out by R UaCróinín at the NW corner of Carran mediaeval church, Carran, Co. Clare.
Report on Excavation and completion of conservation works at Carran Church
This report details the conservation works carried out by Mid West lime Ltd. on the ruin of Carran mediaeval church, Poulacarran, Co. Clare.
In 2016 Clare County Council pepared a discussion report of options for sanitary solutions for visitors to the Poulnabrone Dolmen. The report also includes a review on existing sanitary services within the project area
In 2016 local walking guide Tony Kirby prepared a report on the the practice of Votive offering deposition at St. Colman Mac Duagh’s Hermitage, Eagle’s Rock, Keelhilla – A GeoparkLIFE demonstration site.
Fanore Beach and Dune Management Report
Poulnabrone Site Assessment Report
Carran Church Site Assessment Report
Burren National Park Site Assessment Report
Blackhead – Fanore Site Assessment Report
An Rath – Cahermore Site Assessment Report