Site Protection Unit

The Site Protection Unit is responsible for

  • Compensation for losses incurred due to restrictions put in place as a result of nature conservation designation (including the Cessation of Turf-cutting Compensation Scheme).
  • Implementation of Arbitration scheme arising from notifiable actions.
  • Acquisition of lands outside of National Parks or Nature Reserves.
  • Administration of Site Protection for Sites formally proposed for designation, including legal proceedings.


Site Protection Unit
National Parks & Wildlife Service
Department of Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht
Newtown Road


Telephone: +353 53 9117310 or Lo-Call 1890 253147

Fax: +353 53 9144639