Soil drainage poses particular challenges in Ireland. The great variety of soils and soil problems means that every drainage challenge is unique. Careful investigation of the site; professional diagnosis; prudent assessment of the costs/benefits; expert implementation of a planned project and due consideration of environmental factors are all essential.
Land Drainage Manual - A farmer's practical guide to draining grassland in Ireland
Land Drainage: Maintenance Q & A (4MB, PDF)
Farming on Soggy Ground (PDF)
Land drainage design varies with soil type and site conditions