Environmental and Forest Resources
History Resources: Legislation, Archaeology, Heritage, Culture...
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- Woodlands of Ireland,
People's Millennium Forests,
Native Woodland Scheme:
Native Woodland Trust:
Tree Registery: Ireland
(Tallest & Largest),
Ireland & UK,
Worlds Tallest (Video),
- Biodiversity Loss:
Diversity in tree species,
tree bank (video)
Lost woods of Killarney..
- Forest Policy?:
Report to UN,
Petition to Reform Policy.
- Forest-Industry: COFORD,
Teagasc (Farm Forestry),
BEA: Native woodland survey.
- Irish State: Heritage Council,
Dept of Environment,
An Taisce &
(Monaghan) County Council
- Conservation Volunteers Ireland:
NI Conservation Volunteers:
- Free Exibitions: on walls, woodlands and seed collection etc. (ENFO)
Tree Care: Advice,
- Wildlife Orgs: Irish Wildlife Trust, RSPB & Birdwatch:
- Irish Wildlife: Mammals...Deer,
Insects: Butterflys...beetles, Beekeeping.
- Landscape Forum Ireland,
- Heritage Campaigns: Save Tara
- World Heritage: UNESCO (Boyne Valley),
EU Heritage: Council of Europe. Comments: Gov. slammed!
- Kids Corner:
Trees 4 all (UK),
Kids for Forests
- Forestry: Coillte (profits 1989-)?,
Lakeland Plan 2000 -
Comments: "The Tragedy of the Trees",
- Archaelogical Inventory of Monaghan, Dartrey Forest details (1967-1985),
- UN Convention on Biological Diversity 1992, Nat. Plan(2002),
Dartrey proposed NHA (Map),
UK Action Plans?
- Heritage Act 1995.
EU Natural Habitats Reg 1997.
- Wildlife Act 1976 - Dartrey Wildlife Refuge (1976-1989?...) & Amendment Act 2000, IPCC Comments
- Monaghan History: Clogher Historical Soc., Labour,
Museaum, Monuments, Railways,
- Culture: Guide,
- Farming: seeds...machines, types, Cootehill Linen,
1820, CAP, Heritage 1,
- Irish History,
The Celtic Tiger -
gdp & progress?...
- Architecture: Georgian Society,
- Landscape Gardens: Formal to Naturalistic,
Hilton Park, Rossmore,
Tyrone Guthrie Centre.
- Prints: Dartrey, Bellamont, Landscape & Forest (1780?), Dartrey House-Picturesque engraving-text (1860's)
- William Burn: Architect of Dartry House & Stables, Dartrey House, Muckross House, Burn/Bryce Style.
- James Wyatt: Architect of Monument & Mausoleum
see other Wyatt Mausoleum,
Monuments Trust UK,
Heritage Project (pdf),
other works: Westport (planned town),
Joseph Wilton: sculptor Mausoleum,
example of work
- Dartrey Estate/ Dawson Grove: history (1667 - 1974), Thomas Dawson, preacher/emigrant (1762-1804)
- Placenames: killcrow-cillcnoc-churchhill!?, Local,
Ulster's Townlands, Irish-English Dictionary
- McMahon Story, Oirgialla (1300's? - 1640's) & Chieftains, Annals (1239 -1616)
- O'Boylan - Dairtre Kingdom (700's?- 1300's ?)
- Texts: irish, legal, poetry, english...historical (431-1900's) - Celt Project (1997-2005), Images.
- Brehon Law: origins, rights...contracts (900 BC? - 1600's), Comments, A Legal poem ...a sacred tree (600's)
- Celtic Triads: wisdom & values.
Art & Design,
Irish Myth & Legend: Ulster Cycle...
- Maps: Ireland (100-1847),
Towns, Religious Sites (100-1000)
- Early History: The fall of Uladh & the rise of Oirgialla (Oriel)
- Landscape: Crannogs, Ring Forts & Faery Myth, Oak Mythology
- Archaeology: Megalithic (Astro),
Monaghan Arch1 & Arch2,
- preHistory: Stone Age IrishMan 8000BC, Farming 3500BC, Bronze Age 2000BC, Celtic Iron Age 500BC...
- Woodlands: Ice Age...humans. Natural Woodlands vs. single species Coniferous plantations. Bogs.
The Dartraige were an early Irish tribe that dwelt in
and around the general north Roscommon, east Sligo,
west Leitrim and also southern Co. Monaghan. They
came to prominence in the 6th and 7th century and it
is after them that Dartry (Dairtre, Dartrey) is named.
Tribal identity gradually declined and was supplanted
by family affiliation using terms such as "Ui" or "O"
(grandson), "Clann" (family), and later Mc (son).
From the 8th century, The O'Boylan (O'Baoigheallain)
sept are cited as early kings of Dartry (Dairtre) in
Monaghan. "The territory of the O'Baoigheallain
during early medieval times stretched from
Fermanagh to Louth before being reduced to the region of Dartry by the
MacMahons after the Norman invasion."
"They did, however,
remain powerful, and in O'Dugan's fourteenth-century "Topographical Poem"
they are called "the bold kings of Dartry,"
and are praised for their horsemanship ..."
Whats in a word? Dartry
"Dair" or (Dar) is the Irish for an oak tree
"Daire" or (Derry) means an oak grove or wood
"Druid" the word Druid is thought to derive from
"dru-wid", meaning "knower of oak trees", but "deru"
also means truth or troth and so could also give the
meaning "knower of the truth". See: The Oak Tree
It is perhaps no coincidence that "Coill" the Irish word for wood
and "cill" the Irish word for Church, have become pronounced in the same way!