Conservation Management Plan – Rossmore Forest Park

Conservation Management Plan – Rossmore Forest Park

Monaghan County Council would like to invite members of the public to respond to a public consultation survey informing a Conservation Management Plan for Rossmore Forest Park. The Consultation is open until Wednesday 26 January 2022.

Rossmore Forest Park is a popular green space on the edge of Monaghan Town that is enjoyed by locals and visitors alike.  Originally managed for forestry by its owners Coillte, it is now also being developed in partnership with the Council for increased leisure and recreation activities, as informed by the Rossmore Park Forest Masterplan.

Yet Rossmore is a special landscape with much heritage significance. Its built and cultural heritage dates back to the Castle and Parkland constructed there by the Rossmore Family in the 18th and 19th centuries, and also much further back to Neolithic times as evidenced by archaeological excavations.  The natural heritage of the park relates to its river, collection of manmade lakes and mosaic of various woodland habitats.

Monaghan County Council has therefore commissioned a Conservation Management Plan to assess the heritage significance of the park and to identify a series of measures by which its heritage can be better conserved, protected and interpreted. These will culminate in a prioritised action plan of projects for implementation as funding becomes available.

Please follow this link to complete the online survey and have your say about the heritage of Rossmore Park. Comments and suggestions from the public will be gratefully received and used to directly inform the development of the plan.

START THE SURVEY

If you have any queries on the above, please email Dympna Condra, Tourism Officer, Monaghan County Council on dcondra@monaghancoco.ie

We would like to acknowledge the assistance of Monaghan Local Action Group (LAG), Monaghan Integrated Development CLG, Monaghan County Council, the Minister and Department of Rural and Community Development and ‘The European Agricultural Fund for Rural Development: Europe investing in rural areas’ in funding this project.