A study of the vulnerability of Fingal’s heritage assets-archaeological monuments, protected structures, geological heritage sites, historic gardens and demesnes-to climate hazards has been undertaken. The aim of this project was to apply the ‘Climate Change Risk Assessment’ model developed by Historic Environment Scotland (HES) to the Irish context, using Fingal County Council as the pilot study area. This is the first assessment of its kind in Ireland.
LUC was commissioned to assess the risk to Fingal’s cultural heritage based by analysing the likelihood and severity of risk from six categories of natural hazards: fluvial flooding, pluvial flooding, groundwater flooding, coastal flooding, coastal erosion and land instability on Fingal’s heritage assets. This project represents the first step in generating baseline data and understanding to monitor the effects of natural hazards and climate change on the historic environment in Fingal.
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