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Agricultural Catchments Programme

Protecting and improving water quality and supporting the production of high-quality food are the twin aims of the Agricultural Catchments Programme.

The Agricultural Catchments Programme, funded by the Department of Agriculture, Food and the Marine and run by Teagasc works with over 300 farmers across six catchments to evaluate the environmental and economic effects of the NAP measures implemented under the Nitrates Directive.

The programme aims to maximize its effectiveness by encouraging farmer participation and disseminating information from the programme to a wide audience. For more information please contact Edward Burgess or Per-Erik Mellander

Draft ACP Phase 2 Report

The Phase 2 report of the Agricultural Catchments Programme (ACP) covers the second four year period of the programme from January 2012 to December 2015.

Draft Agricultural Catchments Programme Phase 2 Report (9 MB)


Installation of weir by contractor and ACP staff member, John Kennedy. The weir ensures that there is a minimum water level for the bank side analyser. However, since construction in 2010 lack of water has not been a problem, thanks to Irish weather!

Map of six catchments below:


Map of Catchments