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Shannon town transfer maps filed with the Land Registry

ONE of the biggest property transactions in the history of the Irish State has been officially filed with the Land Registry.

Clare Co Council delivered transfer maps for all property in Shannon last week, less than two and half years after responsibility for Ireland’s newest town was transferred from Shannon Development to the Local Authority. This is one of the largest projects handled by the Land Registry in its 115 year history.


The transfer of responsibility for Shannon Town in September 2004 was the culmination of many years of negotiations on bringing the town under Local Authority control. Since then, Clare Co Council has assumed full responsibility for all public services within the town, including roads, water services, public lighting, open space and housing originally part of Shannon Development housing stock.

Ger O’Brien, chief technician with Clare Co Council said the map transfer was the largest single project he had ever worked on in his 29 years as a public servant.


“The historic handover of maps to the Land Registry will cater for Shannon Town’s development needs well into the future,” said Mr O’Brien. “Now that all lands within the town boundary have been officially documented and filed, in consultation with True North Mapping, I am confident that new development opportunities will be facilitated, encouraging further economic activity in Shannon.

“Over the past two and a half years, I’ve dealt with every type of title recognised in the State, including registered and unregistered land, leased land, adverse possession, public/private rights of way, way leaves and sporting rights,” he said.

According to Paddy Halton of True North Mapping: “The transfer mapping required 87 new maps of areas of the town. The project presented significant challenges given the rate of change in land use sub-division and reclamation over the past 40 years.

“There are areas that haven’t changed in 100 years and others that have changed many times in the past 20 years. The help of Ordnance Survey, Clare Co Council and Shannon Development was invaluable.”

Michael Treacy, Property Registration Authority, said transferring the physical maps to the Land Registry’s online service at is starting. The Land Registry information systems manager is John O’Sullivan.

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