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Installing weather station out on public beach

  • 14-10-2016 9:01am
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    Registered Users Posts: 5 ✭✭✭ kuba.b


    Hi, we'd like to install a weather station with anemometer and little wind power generator (just for the station and modem) down on Garrylucas beach.

    I'm just wondering if we'd need some permission from some local council or office there, or if you can just errect it on your own.

    I tried to search irish internet, but only thing I found were docs about installing big mobile phone antenae or large wind turbine masts. Any suggestions to point the right direction? Thank you


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  • Registered Users Posts: 25,907 ✭✭✭✭ Wanderer78


    I suspect you would need permission from the local council


  • Registered Users Posts: 6,675 ✭✭✭ ronnie3585


    If you don't own the land, you need permission from whoever does.

    As the vast majority of our foreshore is owned by the State, you would need a statutory consent from the Dept of the Environment and I'd assume that they'll demand an indemnity as a prerequisite.


  • Registered Users Posts: 5 ✭✭✭ kuba.b


    That's what I thought but wasn't sure of that. Hopefully it wouldn't be much... I was also thinking it might be backed by all kinds of safety regulations and so on... Basically, just not worth of trying it. But still I'm not giving up without knowing the real cost. So, I just have to find some responsible place to go to...


  • Moderators, Recreation & Hobbies Moderators, Sports Moderators Posts: 15,440 Mod ✭✭✭✭ Tabnabs


    ronnie3585 wrote: »
    If you don't own the land, you need permission from whoever does.

    As the vast majority of our foreshore is owned by the State, you would need a statutory consent from the Dept of the Environment and I'd assume that they'll demand an indemnity as a prerequisite.

    Foreshore is the bit underwater, the land above Mean High Water Springs is CoCo land. So not much use to have a weather station that submerges twice daily :pac:

    BTW, it's Dept of Housing, Planning, Community and Local Government, not Dept of Environment for foreshore licensing.


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