Resources for botanists – Ireland

This page contains links and resources to support botanical recording across Ireland, including links to recording advice, recording cards, vice county recorders, Rare Plant Registers, record centres, useful websites and more.

If you have suggestions for other resources that would be useful or you are struggling to find the information you need, please contact Bridget Keehan, BSBI Ireland Officer, at

Recording Resources

Record Centres in Ireland

The National Biodiversity Data Centre (NBDC) is the record centre for the Republic of Ireland. From their website you can access maps and details of records, and submit new records. As their records are shared with BSBI, this is a good way for occasional recorders to get started.

The Centre for Environmental Data and Recording (CEDaR) is the record centre for Northern Ireland. Data is not directly accessible on the website, but there are details on how to request data as well as information on how to submit new records. Maps are displayed via the Flora of Northern Ireland.

Rare Plant Registers