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Soil Maps

The National Soil Survey (NSS) was based in An Foras Talúntais (forerunner organisation to Teagasc) from which the main outputs consisted of:

  • Mapping individual counties at 1:127,560 scale for 44% of the country
  • General Soil Map of Ireland and National Peatland map, both at 1:575,000 scale

The scale of these maps is an important consideration for their use and therefore can only be considered to provide a reconnaissance overview of the area surveyed. The maps are now available as PDF for free download from the links below:

Soil Maps

The National Soil Survey (NSS) was based in An Foras Talúntais (forerunner organisation to Teagasc) from which the main outputs consisted of:

- Mapping individual counties at 1:127,560 scale for 44% of the country

- General Soil Map of Ireland and National Peatland map, both at 1:575,000 scale

The scale of these maps is an important consideration for their use and therefore can only be considered to provide a reconnaissance overview of the area surveyed. The maps are now available as PDF for free download from the links below:

Area - Soil ReportsMaps
General (PDF, 5.7MB) General Soil Map (PDF, 14.6MB)
Carlow (PDF, 6.6MB) Carlow Map 1 (PDF, 7.8MB) 
Carlow Map 2 (PDF, 1.3MB)
Clare (PDF, 5MB) Clare Map (PDF, 16.6MB)
Kerry (PDF, 4MB) Kerry Map 1 (PDF, 5.3MB) 
Kerry Map 2 (PDF, 4.3MB)
Kildare (PDF, 3.9MB) Kildare Map (PDF, 12.6MB)
Laois (PDF, 4.6MB) Laois Map 1 (PDF, 7.2MB) 
Laois Map 2 (PDF, 5.7MB) 
Laois Map 3 (PDF, 5.4MB)
Leitrim report 1 (PDF, 2.5MB) 
Leitrim report 2 (PDF, 4.7MB) 
Leitrim report 3 (PDF, 30.7MB) 
Leitrim report 3a (PDF, 1.8MB) 
Leitrim report 4 (PDF, 1MB)
Leitrim Map (PDF, 7.6MB)
Limerick (PDF, 2.8MB) Limerick Map 1 (PDF, 7.5MB) 
Limerick Map 2 (PDF, 6.4MB) 
Limerick Map 3 (PDF, 6.3MB)
Meath (PDF, 2.9MB) Meath Map (PDF, 9.0MB)
North Tipperary (PDF, 5.9MB) North Tipperary Map 1 (PDF, 8.5MB) 
North Tipperary Map 2 (PDF, 6.4MB)
Offaly (PDF, 6.2MB) Offaly Map 1 (PDF, 8.9MB) 
Offaly Map 2 (PDF, 6.8MB) 
Offaly Map 3 (PDF, 6.4MB)
Peatlands of Ireland (PDF, 2.8MB) Peatlands of Ireland Map (PDF, 6MB)
Waterford (PDF, 1.7MB) Waterford Map 1 (PDF, 7.8MB) 
Waterford Map 2 (PDF, 8.3MB)
West Cork (PDF, 10.6MB) West Cork Map 1 (PDF)
West Cork Map 2 (PDF)
West Cork Map 3 (PDF)
West Cork Map 4 (PDF)
West Cork Map 5 (PDF, 1.2MB)
West Mayo West Mayo Map (PDF, 12.7MB)
West Donegal report 1 (PDF, 4.6MB) 
West Donegal report 2 (PDF, 1.4MB) 
West Donegal report 3 (PDF, 1.8MB) 
West Donegal report 4 (PDF, 2.4MB)
West Donegal Map (PDF, 15.8MB)
Westmeath (PDF, 2MB) Westmeath Map 1 (PDF, 6.9MB) 
Westmeath Map 2 (PDF, 6.6MB)
Wexford (PDF, 12.4MB) Wexford Map 1 (PDF, 9.2MB) 
Wexford Map 2 (PDF, 6.8MB) 
Wexford Map 3 (PDF, 6.5MB)