Welcome to the homepage of www.shannonestuarysifp.ie a new website aimed at providing information to the public on the development of an innovative new strategy for harnessing, in a sustainable manner, the potential of the Shannon Estuary. The Shannon Estuary is the largest estuary in Ireland covering an area of 500km² of navigable water and extending for 100km from Limerick City to Loop Head in County Clare.
The Strategic Integrated Framework Plan (SIFP) for the Shannon Estuary is an inter-jurisdictional land and marine based framework plan to guide the future development and management of the Shannon Estuary. It has been commissioned by Clare County Council, Kerry County Council, Limerick City and County Councils, Shannon Development and the Shannon Foynes Port Company. The project is being overseen by a multi-agency steering group comprised of the above and other key stakeholders with an interest in the Estuary.
A DRAFT Inter Jurisdictional Strategic Integrated Framework Plan (SIFP) for the Shannon Estuary has now been published and date to make a submission on the Draft SIFP Plan has expired. The Draft Plan along with submissions received are available to view or download from this website.
To coincide with the publication of the draft SIFP and to assist in raising public awareness, a photography competition centred around the people, places and biodiversity of the Shannon Estuary was announced. The competition was open to amateur photographers only with two two categories under 18 and adult. The closing date for this competition was Friday 22nd February 2013. The competition was judged by the award winning photographer, Mr John Kelly, of the Clare Champion. For details on the winners, please see the Photos tab of this website.