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...
The County Meath Heritage Forum, facilitated by the Heritage Office of Meath County Council, is preparing its second Heritage Plan for the county and is looking for your views.
The European Union Prize for Cultural Heritage / Europa Nostra Awards is Europe’s most prestigious prize in the heritage field. Every year, it honours the most outstanding heritage achievements from all over Europe.
Donegal's new County Heritage Plan is currently being prepared. Anyone with an interest in the heritage of County Donegal is invited to make a submission.
Grants will initially focus on new work on castles such as architectural and geophysical surveys or scientific tests such as radio-carbon dating as well as projects to enhance the general public’s understanding of castles such as...
The Dublinia Heritage Project is a combined training and work experience course. It is eleven months in duration, with thirty training places available. The participants are trained to become tour guides and benefit from work...
REPS 4 farmers are invited to make applications for a grant for the conservation and repair of their traditional farm buildings.
The Historic Towns Research Award is awarded by the Irish Walled Towns Network to one final year degree student and one taught masters student whose dissertation or thesis has skilfully explored issues into making Ireland’s...
At a briefing day today for members of the Oireachtas, the Heritage Council will outline the impact of deep budget cuts on the heritage sector and made a call for increased state investment in heritage.
Get involved and promote Heritage Week in your County by becoming a County Ambassador.
Architects and Architecture Graduates wanted for the Irish Architecture Foundation's "Architects in Schools Initiative"
Minister Deenihan announces €475,000 in funding under the Structures at Risk Fund, 2013 which will be administered through Local Authorities
The Desmond Guinness Scholarship is awarded annually by the Irish Georgian Society to an applicant or applicants, either resident in Ireland or registered for a degree in Ireland
The Joint Heritage European Programme (JHEP) has launched a Joint Research Call for Cultural Heritage Research. The Heritage Council, in partnership with the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, has allocated...
At the launch, Michael Starrett, Chief Executive at the Heritage Council stated that the objective of the scheme is to facilitate and empower local communities to reach their potential through support and capacity building.
Over the past weekend many of us were saddened to learn of the death of Dr Billy Colfer. Billy was a member of the Heritage Council from 2005 — 2010.
A great new website has been set up at www.podcasts.ie which delivers high-quality, free audio content from Irish writers of poetry, prose and song as well as radio documentaries and story telling about Irish culture, heritage...
This report presents the findings of the Co. Louth Visitor Survey 2012 conducted between June and August 2012. By far the most popular reason for visiting the county was to visit Heritage Sites at 18%.
The Fulbright Commission of Ireland is seeking expressions of interest from Irish institutions to bring a Fulbright Specialist to their institution for two to six weeks.
The Heritage Council, in partnership with the Dept. of Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht, has allocated €100,000 towards this call for cultural heritage research projects.
Advantage Austria Dublin invites RIAI members to take part in a 3-day fact finding trip to Innsbruck & Vienna, from 26 to 28 Nov 2012, supported by go-international, an export promoting initiative by the Federal Ministry of...
The websites highlight national monuments & heritage buildings that are open to the public but are not so well known. They are also intended to encourage tourists to visit locations that might not otherwise be on their...
Grants are available to carry out approved conservation works to the exterior of farm outbuildings and associated structures. Applications must be received before 5pm, Friday 26th October 2012.
Buncrana Lighthouse, Co. Donegal has won 1st Prize at the TidyTowns Heritage Awards 2012. A number of other Heritage Council-supported communities also won awards.
The trip will take place between Nov. 6th—16th 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts & Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Up to 10 relevant policy makers, artistic directors, educators, financiers, & community art organisers from Ireland & N. Ireland...
Ireland's wet climate and the spread of ivy are taking a toll on the country’s medieval churches, according to a new survey carried out in Co Clare.
Open House Dublin 2012 is looking for volunteers to help at this year’s event, 5th—7th October.
Important opportunity for funding to charities, academic institutions, local authorities, and professional organisations working on Built Environment projects.
The Heritage Council, on behalf of the heritage sector in Ireland, would like to extend its sincere condolences to Chris Whitfield’s family, friends and colleagues on his recent and untimely passing.
St Patrick’s Cathedral recently launched a new scheme called 'Passport to Family Learning' which allows FREE entry to a number of heritage sites around Dublin this summer.
The winners will be announced at an Awards Ceremony on the 21st of June 2012. The works were grant-assisted by the Heritage Council.
This year the Heritage Council is focusing on promoting Ireland's wonderful built heritage and are encouraging owners of historic properties to open their doors as part of the celebrations.
Members with specific expertise in and professional knowledge of either archaeology or historic buildings are being sought.
Local City Councils in conjunction with the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht are inviting applications for the ‘Structures at Risk Fund’ for 2012.
The purpose of the scheme is to support initiatives which aim to enhance and extend the public’s experience of and engagement with architecture.
This special day offers an opportunity to celebrate local heritage all over the world! Why not get involved ... there's any number of things you could do to celebrate World Heritage Day 2012 ...
Architecture Ireland, the journal of the the Royal Institute of the Architects of Ireland (RIAI) has featured two Heritage Council grant-aided projects in its most recent issue.
Patrick McAfee of the Building Limes Forum Ireland (BLFI) in conjunction with Drimnagh Castle, Dublin ran a Heritage Week event over the course of three mornings in August called ‘An Arch Never Sleeps’.
An invitation from Mr. Jimmy Deenihan, T.D., Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht for applications from bodies such as charities, academic institutions. local authorities and professional organisations, for funding in...
The 2011-2012 REPS4 Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme is now open for applications. The closing date for receipt of completed applications is 5.00 p.m, Friday 1st July 2011.
The Heritage Council has estimated that there are 38,171 protected structures in Ireland and has published an index to the Records of Protected Structures (RPS) held by each planning authority.
All are invited to a meeting on the draft Abbeyleix Sustainable Communities Plan in Abbeyleix Heritage House on Monday 18th April 2011, at 8.00 p.m.
The draft Plan will present a draft vision and strategy for the future...
The second prize is an Irish Landmark holiday worth €800, and for third prize you could win a holiday worth €500.
The closing date for the 2010-11 REPS4 Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme was 5.00 p.m., Friday 26th March 2010. Please keep an eye on website for updates on the 2011-12 Scheme.
The 2010 REPS4 Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme will open for applications in mid February. Please keep an eye on website for further updates.
The Heritage Council has organised a working group to discuss the conservation needs of nationally significant places of public worship. For further info click on the link above.