Scenic Vistas of Meath
Meath’s rich agricultural lands and the people who make it that way are of great interest to many of our visitors. The Scenic Vista project, recently funded by LEADER, will provide local people with the opportunity to tell the story of their landscape and make it easier to enjoy its beauty.
Deirdre Black, a principal landscape architect from URS, has been appointed to lead the Meath Partnership Scenic Vistas project. The project aims to tap into the richness of Meath’s landscape for the benefit of both locals and tourists.
Deirdre is calling on individuals and community groups to get in touch about their own special Meath Scenic Vista. Is there a place in your locality where you bring people to show them the view? Would you like to improve access to a viewing point? Would your business benefit from the promotion of a nearby view where visitors can stop? Would you be interested in telling the story of a particular view? Would your view link in with other views to tell a bigger story? Would seating or parking make your viewing point more comfortable? Are there scenic vistas along a walking route or road that you would like to open up?
Deirdre Black and her team from URS will provide free landscape architectural expertise to any groups interested in applying for LEADER funding to establish, improve or adapt a viewing point in their locality. They will also provide free mentoring and advice on planning and leasing issues to anyone making a LEADER submission as well as assistance with site design.
If you are interested in this project or would like to access the support on offer, please contact Deirdre Black on 01 415 5100 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
Viewfinder Photography Competition
€500 for the Best View in County Meath
Closing Date Extended: 30th June 2012
A new LEADER funded initiative is looking for viewing points that capture the best of the Meath Landscape. To help us find Meath's favourite views, we are inviting you to enter Viewfinder, a photo competition with a prize of €500 for the winning entry.
Photographs may be taken of any Meath landscape - agricultural, woodland, bogland, coastal, the waterways, towns and villages, historic sites, or panoramic vistas from hilltops. Views should be taken in as wide a panorama as possible. Stitched together panoramic photos are acceptable. Photos should be in colour and to the highest resolution possible.
Entries can be emailed to email@example.com
See here for terms and conditions