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We are delighted to announce that we are now open for grant applications. The theme this year is conservation and management of our heritage i.e. buildings, heritage structures, objects, collections and wildlife sites
The Heritage Council will support about 70 full-time jobs in 2016 through its range of heritage programmes around the country.
In 2015, the Heritage Council offered grant assistance to the value of €547,000 to 197 fantastic heritage projects around the country. We've highlighted just 10 of those projects below to give you a flavour of the diverse work...
The Mulranny Village Design Statement, sponsored by the Heritage Council, brought forward an ambitious vision for the village based on a collaborative design approach between the local community and Mayo County Council design...
The plan contains nine actions aimed at securing these historic properties on a sustainable footing into the future.
Heritage Council Conference Addresses Issues Facing Irish Towns
We'll be at the Ploughing Championships again this year running and advice clinic on the repair of traditional farm buildings.
Applications are now being sought for this year’s awards. There are two categories. These are best project or thesis by an individual taught masters student and best group project from taught masters students.
The medieval town of Youghal is set to receive a major boost with the announcement that Cork County Council will roll out an innovative grants scheme to tenants or owners of buildings along the Main Street of Youghal.
Research carried out by Behaviour and Attitudes last month on behalf of the Heritage Council had some good news about people’s interest in and involvement in heritage locally.
Failte Irelands Ancient Spaces Capital Grants Scheme to encourage the development of compelling visitor experiences throughout the Ireland’s Ancient East region.
The winners of the European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards 2015 were celebrated on 11 June during a high-profile event at Oslo City Hall.
Register your event by 7th June for inclusion in our National Heritage Week Guide.
On Wednesday 13th May,an Oireachtas Information Day was held for TDs and Senators from all over the country.
Our Community-based Heritage Grants Scheme supports the continuing conservation and development of Irish heritage through local community based groups
Ready, steady, go! Event registration for National Heritage Week 2015 is now open.
Sligo County Council, together with the County Sligo Heritage Forum, is preparing the third Heritage Plan for Sligo and is seeking your views on the key priorities and opportunities for Sligo’s heritage over the next five years.
The report provides evidence and background information on constructions skills deficits and training needs for building conservation. It may be used to support submissions to the newly-formed Apprenticeship Council.
Minister Harris announced on Saturday January 31st that the OPW is developing a new service for providing sign language interpretation on tablets at OPW Heritage Sites.
Up to €2,000 will be available per annum for a period of 5 years. The application must essentially have an educational nature, practical or theoretical, and must relate to the use of lime.
The Heritage Council intends to allocate the sum of €600,000 to its Community-based Heritage Grants Scheme in 2015.
Aoife Mulacahy has been appointed Heritage Officer for County Leitrim.
There is a new audio guide for one of the most intact medieval towns in Ireland. The Kilmallock audio guide is available free to download for people with smartphones or tablets.
National Heritage Week is a part of European Heritage Days celebrated across Europe. In 2015 23 countries have agreed to come together to share a common theme industrial and design heritage.
Architectural Waterford –Buildings Through Time is a new heritage tourism guide published by Waterford City and County Council’s Heritage Office celebrating the built heritage of Waterford City and County.
Many of Ireland’s historic towns have suffered significantly since the onset of the 2008 recession. The Historic Towns Research Awards were designed to allow students the possibility of providing insight and solutions into the...
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The European Commission's Directorate General for Enterprise and Industry has launched a call for proposals on the themes of “Cooperation projects to support transnational tourism based on European cultural and industrial...
Archaeologist Dave Pollack has now created the start of a wonderfully illustrated and accessible series of booklets with the recent publication of Medieval Waterford- Above and Below Ground.
2014 marks the UN 20th Anniversary of the International Year of the Family. The theme for National Heritage Week 2014 is 'generations exploring heritage together’. Find out more about what events are happening in your area.
The Laois Monastic Trail will lead you around the beautiful landscape of County Laois to discover the remains of ancient churches and monasteries and to hear stories of saints and sinners at the dawn of Christianity in Ireland.
The 2014-2016 action Plan, the third to have been compiled by the IWTN, identifies the key issues that threaten the vitality of historic towns, and provides a framework through which the Irish Walled Towns Network can help its...
SEAI invites proposals from business, academic and public sector organisations located in Ireland for carrying out sustainable energy research, development and demonstration (RD&D) projects in 2014
Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, has approved funding in principle for 618 projects at protected building and historic structures across the State.
With the collapse of public funds available for such investment in recent years, many older buildings in town centres, which are under-used and in need of investment, will decline further.
The Heritage Council intends to allocate €700,000 to its Heritage Management Scheme in to support projects that apply good heritage practice to the management of places, collections or objects (including buildings).
Heritage Maps brings together heritage data from government departments, state agencies and local authorities to produce our wide range of data sets, many of which have never been shown publicly before!
Proposals are invited from companies to provide enhanced visitor experiences at OPW sites nationwide.
Loophead Tourism network have developed a training course which will enable participants to identify and utilise the heritage resources of their local area in the development of sustainable tourism products.
100 great stories about Offaly's Heritage. Did you know? . . one of Ireland’s last public hangings took place at Tullamore Gaol . . Croghan Hill is a volcano . . .a U.S. president is descended from a Moneygall shoemaker. Read...
The Heritage Council as a national statutory body seeks to ensure that the development of the renewable energy sector in Ireland can be carried out in harmony with our unique and world-renowned national heritage.
Historic Waterford –The Coast is a new Heritage Tourism Guide on the archaeology and built heritage of the Waterford Coastline from Cheekpoint to the Blackwater Estuary.
National Heritage Week 2013 which takes place nationwide from 17th – 25th August 2013, looks set to reach a record total of 1700 events this year, the majority of which will be FREE to attend
Interested in up-skilling in the construction industry to take advantage of career opportunities in the care and maintenance of old buildings?WIT is launching a new BSc course in Applied Conservation.
The Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate in World Heritage Conservation are part-time, online, distance learning courses.
A new Heritage Plan for County Monaghan by Monaghan County Council was launched recently by Conor Newman, Heritage Council Chairman and Monaghan Mayor Cllr. Hugh McElvaney.
In the year of The Gathering, people are encouraged to get involved in National Heritage Week 2013 by organising an event in their community and showcase their local natural and cultural heritage
The Heritage Council’s Irish Walled Towns Network (IWTN) has won a highly sought after European heritage award.
The project teams up young people with architects and a filmmaker to investigate architecture and urban design in their own neighbourhoods.