A.10 Protected Views and Prospects

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List of protected views and prospects as shown within Vol 3-Book of Maps, Map 8.4 & 8.4.1 (Written text supersedes map)

 

View

Location

Direction

Description

Significance

1

County road between Ross and Moneybeg

North West

View looking north west across mixed landscape of woodland and trees of low enclosure. Lake and skylines visible in distance. Working landscape containing housing, agricultural structures and infrastructure.

Local

2

County road at Bellewstown

South

Views to south of Loughcrew skyline. Foreground contains extensive housing. 

Local

3

County road from R154 at Boolies

South

Extensive views south west across unusually open and unenclosed landscape towards skyline of cultural and scenic significance. Foreground and middleground obstructed by housing and infrastructure.

Regional

4

R154 between Patrickstown and Oldcastle I

North

Extensive view northwards across extensive settled landscape with settlements, housing, infrastructure and agriculture all visible. Infrastructure and housing visible in near and middle foreground. Few mature trees in foreground or middle distance. Extensive view southwards across extensive settled landscape with low densities of housing.

Regional

5

R154 between Patrickstown and Oldcastle II

South

Extensive view south across extensive landscape with relatively low levels of enclosure and relatively low levels of visible development.

Regional

6

Slieve na Calliagh

Panorama

Panoramic views in all directions including intervisibility between the 3 peaks. Site of high cultural and scenic significance characterised by absent or very low levels of enclosure.

National

7

County road between Rahaghy and Patrickstown

South East

Extensive view across important scenic and cultural landscape.

Regional

8

County road between Skerry Cross Roads and Ballinlough

South West

Framed View from local road across Lough Bane 

Regional

9

County road between Crossakeel and Magee’s Cross Roads

West

Extensive view of cultural significance. Skyline to the west across normal pasture and tillage landscape with extensive housing and agricultural buildings and infrastructure.

Regional

10

County road between Crossakeel and Ardglassan

North West

Extensive view across mature agricultural area with low densities of non-agricultural development and low intensities of infrastructure visible. Extensive view of Loughcrew and extensive view to south of wooded skylines and distant hills. Similar views available along much of this road.

National

11

County road between  Ardglassan and Rathniska

South and West

View to south: Extensive views across tillage lowlands. Very low levels of development visible. Many mature trees and large fields. View to west: Occasional views of Loughcrew. Established pattern of settlement and infrastructure.

Local

12

County road between Keeran’s Cross Roads and Commons of Lloyd at Castlepole

North

View to the north. Typical lowland pasture and tillage. Fields bounded by mature trees. Extensive development visible including housing, agricultural structures and infrastructure (including bypass).

Local

13

Tower of Lloyd at Kells

Panorama

360 degree panoramic views to surrounding landscape. Significant visual relationships including Loughcrew to the west and toward Carlingford Lough and the Mourne Mountains to the north east. Views also including extensive areas of development including infrastructure and urbanisation. Site is also of cultural heritage significance.

National

14

R163 between Kells and Drumbaragh

North North East

Extensive view to north-north-east across a landscape of settlement, infrastructure, mixed farming and woodland

Local

15

County road between Carlanstown and Ardlonan

East

Expansive views to east across typical agricultural lowlands with low levels of scattered development

Local

16

County road to north of Moydorragh

North East and South West

Short range views to north-east towards tower. Expansive views to south west across complex of mixed landscape types – this view is visible from a number of locations along this road.

Local

17

County road between Mullagheven Cross Roads and Gorrys Cross Roads

North North East

Expansive views to distant locations to north and to views of Carlingford, Mourne Mountains to the north east. Highly varied topography. Woodland in lowlands.

Regional

18

County road between Mullystaghan and Robertstown

North, North East and East

Extensive views to north, north east and east from this point and approach roads. Land is open with occasional woodland blocks and complex topography. Development evident, especially in lowland areas.

Local

19

Car Park at Whitewood Lough

East and North East

Lakeland view to east with woodland and Whitewood House on horizon. Open view towards north east of horizon. Low levels of development visible in near ground.

Local

20

County road between Cormeen and Breaky Bridge

North

View to north across drumlin/low hills to near horizons. Extensive areas of woodland and small fields in foreground. These views exist along much of this stretch of road.

Local

21

County road between Miltown Cross Roads and Ervey Cross Roads

North

Views to north of high amenity mature mixed woodland on steep sided stream valley with occasional rock outcrops. Absence of any visual residential or agricultural development.

Local

22

County road between Corratober Bridge and Rathlagan

North East

Expansive views to north east distant horizon including mountains. Very little settlement visible. Infrastructure, power lines concentrated in this area around substation to the east.

Regional

23

County road between R165 and Mullaghmore

North East

Expansive views to north east distant horizon including mountains. Very little settlement visible.

Regional

24

County road between Rathkenny and Parsonstown Demesne

West and North West

Expansive views to the west and north west across settled landscape including infrastructure and widely scattered housing and some settlements.

Regional

25

County road between Horistown and Creewood I

North West

Extensive view especially to the north west. Working landscape, densely settled.

Regional

26

County road between Rathkenny and Dreminstown

West

Extensive views to west across working landscape with scattered development and woodland.

Regional

27

County road between Horistown and Creewood II

South East

Very distant views across settled landscape. Relatively open. Mature woodland in foreground. Low density of visible development to the south east. Powerlines and houses visible to southwest.

Regional

28

County road between Rathkenny Cross Roads and Sallygarden Cross Roads

North East

View north east across settled working landscape with large fields, woodland lots, and low levels of enclosure. Settlements and infrastructure visible.

Local

29

Car Park at Hill of Slane

East, South East and South

Extensive view from east to south east across open working and settled landscape. Modern housing and agricultural development visible.

National

30

Hill of Slane

Panorama

Extensive panorama across open working and settled landscape. Modern housing and agricultural development visible.

National

31

County road between Boyne Canal and Roughgrange

North

Intermittent views of the main tumulus in Newgrange can be obtained from many points along this road and adjacent areas. Visibility often [less in summer] determined by the season and the current state of hedgerow maintenance.

International

32

At cross off county road to north of N51

East, South and West

Extensive view from east to west encompassing woodland and large open fields in foreground. Settled working landscape visible in all directions. Very low density of settlement in foreground to middle ground distance. This View is typical of a series of such views from the N 51 between N53 [Western Boundary] and N53 [Eastern Boundary].

Local

33

At Proudstown Cross Roads on R162

East

Extensive eastward view to distant location across settled landscape. Dense urbanisation on right hand side of view. More open but still undeveloped left hand side.

Local

34

On local road L1600-28 between McGruder’s Cross and Newtown/Rosnaree

North East

View of Boyne Valley with open view of Knowth and Newgrange. Mixed composition of working landscape. Slane visible on left (west). Roads, power lines and housing visible.

International

35

County Road between Beauparc and Painestown

North West

View to northwest across settled landscape with settlements and infrastructure (powerline, windfarm, roads visible). Many large woodland lots.

Regional

36

County road to north of Brownstown Cross Roads on R153 I

North West

View to north west across working landscape with visual agricultural structures.

Local

37

County road to north of Brownstown Cross Roads on R153 II

South East

View to south east across working landscape with visual agricultural structures.

Local

38

At Carne Hill on county road to north of Casey’s Cross Roads on R153

South West

South west view to very distant horizon across settled landscape with visual settlement, infrastructure and housing on the outskirts of Navan.

Local

39

At Johnstown on county road to south of Casey’s Cross Roads on R153

North East

Extensive view to north-east across working landscape with visible infrastructure (powerline, major road) and scattered residential development.

Local

40

On road to south of Cannistown Church and M3

South East and South

Extensive view mainly to south east and south over settled landscape with infrastructure (motorway), powerlines, playing fields and houses.

Local

41

On county road between Dowdstown Bridge and Garllow Cross Roads

South

View looking south towards Hill of Tara across open landscape with significant concentration of development to east and woodland to west. Contains infrastructure including road, 220kV powerline and anglemasts.

Regional

42

On county road between Bective and Bellinter cross roads

East

View sustained for 500m taking place across unoccupied level countryside with few enclosures.

Local

43

Hill of Tara Car Park

East

View east to Skryne. Settled landscape. Historic features.

Local

44

Hill of Tara

Panorama

Views across settled landscape with visible development including foreground powerlines, agricultural buildings, houses, quarries and roads.

View to the west: other prominent hilltops visible at great distance. Foreground contains extensive areas of hedgerows and woodland.

View to the south: Wicklow and Dublin Mountains visible on horizon. Relatively little development visible. Substantial woodland in the foreground.

View to the east: across settled working landscape with a variety of structures and development visible including historic structures such as Skryne. Distant industrial plants.

View to the north: panoramic views into very distant horizons. Encompassing a settled landscape with many buildings and structures visible in near and middle distance.

Note areas immediately below hill to the north and south are obstructed by topography at variance with protection plan.

National

45

On county road between Kilmessan and Castleboy

North East

Local View of Tara hill top.

Local

46

On county road between Belper Hill and Tara

North

Road has a distinct character at present coming through an arch of trees. It forms an important context for the approach to Tara.

Regional

47

Skryne Church

Panorama

Extensive panoramic views.

View to the west: very distant horizon across settled landscape with the Hill of Tara forming foreground. Intervening landscape contains housing, farm buildings, roads and woodlands.

View to the north: contains significant amount of trees and woodland and nearby housing.

View to the north east: very distant panorama including Carlingford peninsula. Foreground is a settled working landscape containing many visible structures including houses, telecom masts, and distant factories.

View to the south: very extensive (including Dublin and Wicklow Mountains and Howth peninsula), heavily wooded foreground and middle distance. Many structures visible.

National

48

On M3 at Baronstown

North East

Iconic view. View only towards Skryne Hill. Motorway in the foreground. Concentration of housing on road side. View of very distant horizon to the north.

Local

49

On county road between Collierstown and Trevet

North West

Distinctive local view towards Skryne Church.

Local

50

On R154 between Trim and Scurlockstown

North West

View looking to north west across very open fields of flood plain across river, toward important collection of cultural heritage remains silhouetted on the skyline. An iconic image of Trim’s status as a Heritage Town. Much modern development visible to the left.

Regional

51

On R158 between Trim and Laracor

North

Expansive view to north of Trim’s Heritage buildings in profile creating a distinctive urban style.

Local

52

Hill of Ward

Panorama

Panoramic views in all directions to very distant horizons. Very open landscape in foreground and middle distance across a working landscape with relatively little settlement visible except for town of Athboy to west.

Regional

53

On R161 at Inchatore Bridge to west of Donore

North, North East and South

View of Boyne in open and largely undeveloped countryside. View to the north and north east of typical river corridor with immature vegetation from R161. No development currently visible. No apparent cultural heritage significance is visible.

Local

54

On R161 at Royal Canal

East and West

Views along Royal Canal to the east and west at intersection with R161

Regional

55

On Stoneyford Bridge on county road between Blackshade and Moyfin

North

View to middle distance along the River Boyne. Typical lowland countryside. Very little development visible.

Local

56

Along Royal Canal at Boolykeagh

South

An unusual view to south containing water in the foreground with elevated views to distant horizons mostly to the south west. Very little development evident.

Regional

57

County road between Rathcore and Clonguiffin

West and North West

Views to west/north west like this available from this location where there are gaps in the hedge. Expansive views available to very distant horizons across mixed farmland working landscape with relatively low levels of development.

Local

58

County road between N51 and Knowth

South

First view of tumulus looking south.

Regional

59

Knowth Tumulus

Panorama

Panoramic views in all directions from top of Knowth tumulus. Extensive views across a working countryside.

International

60

Obelisk Bridge at Oldbridge

North West

View west from south of Obelisk Bridge is selected as typical of the quality of local visual amenity at this location. A site of considerable scenic and historic significance. Site of Battle of Boyne. 

International  

61

Hill at Graveyard at Sheephouse

North, East and West

Expansive view of settled lowland with extensive urbanisation and industry visible to the east and north. Views to the north are extensive and encompass important cultural landscape of significance. Much woodland to north and west

National

62

County road between Duleek and Boyne Canal I

North and West

Panoramic views across mixed agriculture and tillage, pasture and woodland. Views to north and west - dense woodland. Distant horizon skyline to north and west.

International

63

County road between Donore and Redmountain

North

Extensive view to north across woodland, pasture and tillage. Middle distance views of Newgrange and Knowth in centre of view and very little development visible.

International

64

County road between Duleek and Boyne Canal II

North West

Extensive view to north across woodland, pasture and tillage. Middle distance views of Newgrange and Knowth in centre of view and very little development visible.

International

65

Laytown Strand

North

Distinctive View northwards along the shore from Laytown.

Regional

66

County road between Duleek and Carnes East

South West, West, North West and North

Panoramic views from south west to north. South West - Very distant horizons visible. Views to north and west - very compromised by industry and urbanisation.

Regional

67

County road between Carnes West and Carnes East

South West

Very long distance views to south west and west across open tillage landscape with occasional settlement and very large fields. View provided is typical. There are similar views from many equivalent vantage points in this general area.

Regional

68

County road between Bellewstown and Carnes East

South

Extensive views across predominantly agricultural countryside Telecom and electricity infrastructure visible.

Local

69

County road at Bellewstown

North East

Extensive north-eastward view to sea, Mourne Mountains and horizon north of Boyne. View encompasses a settled landscape with industry, infrastructure, settlement and sea to the east. Views to north and east most important.

Regional

70

R108 between Naul and Mullaghteelin

East

Extensive view to east and sea from junction of local road with R108

Regional

71

County road off R108 at Snowtown

South East

View at gate along hedgerow of extensive tillage landscape, visible settlement and infrastructure.

Regional

72

County road Hawkinstown and Gilliamstown

West and South West

Expansive view to west/south west across settled landscape with distant views towards Skryne. Landscape is densely vegetated in foreground.

Local

73

County road between Robinson’s Cross Roads on R108 and Windmill Hill

North East

Extensive views to the north east, mid distance heavily wooded. Dwellings, infrastructure and agriculture on left hand side. View to skyline with distinctive tower is locally distinctive.

Local

74

Boyne Valley from Rosnaree House

East

Boyne valley from Rosnaree House.

National

75

Boyne Estuary view from coast road between Mornington and                      Drogheda (past Grammar School)

North

Expansive views of the Boyne Estuary with associated long views and open skylines. Prospects towards Beaulieu are included. This view is typical of many such views along this road.

Local

76

Rathkenny Hills View from Creewood in south eastward direction

East

A typical view of open countryside with little visible development

Local

77

View of Killeen Castle/Skane Valley from the direction of Warrenstown College.

North East

A typical view of open countryside with little visible development

Local

78

Boyne Valley from Derrindaly Bridge

North and South

View of Boyne in open and largely undeveloped countryside

Local

79

Boyne Valley from Scarrif Bridge

North East and South West

View of Boyne in open and largely undeveloped countryside

Local

80

Blackwater Valley Navan from R147 Kells Road in the vicinity of Bloomsbury

South East

 River view in context of mature trees.

Local

81

Blackwater Valley from Maudlin Bridge

South East and North West

River view in context of mature trees.

Local

82

Blackwater Valley from Mabes Bridge

East and West

River view in context of mature trees.

Local

83

Clonard Blackshade

South East and North West

Blackshade Bridge over the Royal Canal and with views along the canal in both directions.

Local

84

Coole Hill

West

Elevated Views across open countryside at Coole hill off road from Kilcock to Summerhill.

Local

85

Headford Bridge

East and West

View of River Blackwater from Headford Bridge with estate landscape visible.

Local

86

Bective Bridge

North West, North East and South West

View looking northward from Bective Bridge towards Bective Abbey and along river Boyne in both directions.

Local

87 a to d

Newgrange Passage Tomb

East, West, North and South

Elevated panoramic View across the landscape within the World Heritage Site of Brú na Bóinne. Note that this is a working landscape containing agricultural structures, dwellings, infrastructure.

International

88

Dowth Passage Tomb

Panorama

Elevated panoramic View across the landscape within the World Heritage Site of Brú na Bóinne. Note that this is a working landscape containing agricultural structures, dwellings, infrastructure.

International

89a

Views towards Brú na Bóinne from N51

South

Views along the N51 looking south into the Core Area of the World Heritage Site.

National

89b

Views towards Brú na Bóinne from N51

South

Views along the N51 looking south into the Core Area of the World Heritage Site.

National

89c

Views towards Brú na Bóinne from N51

South

Views along the N51 looking south into the Core Area of the World Heritage Site.

National

90

West of crossroads at Monknewtown

South

Views at Monknewtown towards the Core Area of the World Heritage Site.

Regional

91

Views from Boyne and Towpath

North and North West (sample view on Map 9.5.1)

All views from within the World Heritage Site boundaries along the Boyne/Boyne Navigation tow path and proposed greenway looking towards the core area of the World Heritage Site.

International

92

Corballis

North West

Views in from the road at Corballis looking in north westerly directions towards the Core Area of the World Heritage Site.

Regional

93a

Local Road L16002, 1.2km east of Fennor Cross Roads

North East

View towards the Core Area of the World Heritage Site.

Regional

93b

Local Road L16002, 0.7km west of Rossnaree 

East

View towards the Core Area of the World Heritage Site.

Regional

93c

Local road L16002, 1.65km east of Fennor Cross Roads.

East

View towards the Core Area of the World Heritage Site.

Regional

94

Moylagh Castle from local road to east of R195

South East

View of Moylagh Castle and Motte.

Local

 

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