Irish Soil Information System

Terms of Use


This statement relates to terms of use of data provided on and in connection with this website. By using this website, you accept the practices described in this statement. Teagasc reserves the right to amend this statement at any future date and will publish any changes here.

Teagasc maintains its websites to enhance public access to information about Teagasc and its activities and to provide services to its customers. Every effort has been made to ensure that the information provided on Teagasc websites is accurate and up-to-date. If you notice any errors or omissions please let Teagasc know as soon as possible. Teagasc gives no guarantees, undertakings or warranties concerning the accuracy, completeness or up-to-date nature of information provided on its websites and does not accept any liability whatsoever arising from any errors or omissions.

Teagasc reserves the right to change all or any of the information provided at any time, but shall not be responsible for or liable in respect of any such change in information. Teagasc has no liability for any loss occasioned from the use of information appearing on these websites. Any links from these websites to external websites are provided as a matter of convenience only, and should not be taken as an endorsement of the contents or practices of those external websites.


This soil map is designed for general information and strategic planning usage. The boundaries are based on compiled, photogrammetric or modelled evidence and local details have been generalised to fit the map scale.

Enlargement of these maps to scales greater than that at which they were originally mapped can cause misunderstanding of the detail of mapping. If enlarged, maps do not show the small areas of contrasting soil that could have been shown at a larger scale.

The depicted soil boundaries and interpretations derived from them do not eliminate the need for onsite sampling, testing, and detailed study of specific sites for intensive uses. Thus, this map and its interpretations are intended for general planning and information purposes only. Users are responsible for the appropriate application of this map.

Digital data files are periodically updated. Files are dated, and users are responsible for obtaining the latest version of the data.

While every effort is made in preparing the dataset no responsibility is accepted by or on behalf of Teagasc or the Environmental Protection Agency for any errors, omissions or misleading information. Teagasc or The Environmental Protection Agency accept no responsibility whatsoever for loss or damage occasioned or claimed to have been occasioned, in part or in full, as a consequence of any person acting, or refraining from acting, as a result of a matter contained in this dataset or as a consequence of using this dataset for any purpose whatsoever.

Privacy Statement

This statement relates to Teagasc's privacy practices in connection with this website. By using this website, you accept the practices described in this statement. Teagasc reserves the right to amend this statement at any future date and will publish any changes here.

This website contains links to other sites. Teagasc is not responsible for the content or privacy standards of other websites. We encourage you to be aware of this when you leave our site and recommend that you review the privacy statement of any website accessed through this site as these websites may be subject to different privacy practices.

General Statement

Teagasc fully respects your right to privacy, and will not collect any personal data about you through this website that you do not give voluntarily. Any personal data volunteered will be treated in confidence applying reasonable standards of security, in accordance with the Data Protection Acts, 1988 & 2003.

Collection and Use of Personal Information

Teagasc does not collect any personal data about you on this website, apart from information which you volunteer (e.g. by e-mailing us). Any information which you provide will be used by Teagasc only for the purpose for which you intended, and will not be made available to any third party, unless required by law.

Collection and Use of Technical Information

Teagasc does not use cookies to identify your personal information.

Technical details in connection with visits to this website are logged for statistical purposes only and to aid in improving the website and map applications. No information is collected that could be used by us to identify website visitors. The technical details logged may include the following items:

  • The top level domain name used (e.g. '.ie', '.com')
  • The IP address of the computer from which you access the website
  • The date and time each computer accesses the website
  • The previous website address from which the visitor reached us, including any search terms used
  • The type and version of web browser used to access the website
  • Keywords used in search engines to find our website
  • The addresses of websites which refer visitors to our website

Teagasc will make no attempt to identify individual visitors, or to associate the technical details listed above with any individual. The technical information will be used only for statistical and other administrative purposes with the aim of enhancing the service provided for our users.

Use of Cookies on our website

We use Google Analytics to help analyse how users use the site. This analytical tool uses 'cookies', which are text files placed on your computer, to collect standard internet log information and visitor behaviour information in an anonymous form. The information generated by the cookie about your use of the website (including your IP address) is transmitted to Google. This information is then used to evaluate visitors use of the website and to compile statistical reports on website activity for the Department.

We will not use the statistical analytics tool to track or to collect any personally identifiable information of visitors to our site. We will not associate any data gathered from this site with any personally identifying information from any source as part of our use of the Google statistical analytics tool.

We also use a simple cookie to record that a site visitor has acknowledged the use of cookies on this site. This is to prevent the visitor being shown the cookie advise each time they visit the site.

A further simple cookie is used on a sessional basis to define the last used geographic extents of the map view. This is set to aid the user experience and does not collect any additional information.

It is possible to disable the use of cookies in your browser. However, this can affect your browsing experience and some services on this site and others may not function properly, or at all. The procedure for disabling cookies depends on your browser. We have supplied links to several of the more popular browsers for procedures on how to view and disable cookies

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