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Soil Drainage

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)

The Drainage of Impermeable Soils in High Rainfall (PDF)

Design and Installation of a Drainage System (PDF)

The Physical Basis of Soil/Water Relationships (PDF)

Heavy Soils

Soil Drainage Manual

Land Drainage on your Farm

Land drainage design varies with soil type and site conditions