Climate Change Risk Assessment for six historic coastal graveyards in the ownership and management of Kerry County Council - all but one of which are still in active use
RecOver the next 50 years Kerry will become warmer, and will experience more extreme rainfall, droughts, and intense storms. Coastal areas will be particularly impacted given the additional hazard of Sea Level Rise (up to 80cm by 2100).
This report presents the Climate Change Risk Assessment (CCRA) for six historic coastal graveyards in the ownership and management of Kerry County Council (KCC) - all but one of which are still in active use . The sites are all recorded on the Record of Monuments and Places (RMP), which provides them with statutory protections under the National Monuments Act 1930-2014.
Using a combination of desk-based research, field work and stakeholder consultation the CCRA identified key heritage values and assessed their risks from priority climate change hazards. The hazards of most concern for all sites (identified during the research process) were coastal erosion, coastal flooding, structural collapse and vegetation growth. Two additional hazards of wild-fire and maladaptation were identified at individual sites. Recommendations on adaptation solutions were also made.