Adopt a Monument: Guidance for Community Archaeology Projects

Adopt a Monument: Guidance for Community Archaeology Projects

Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology Education & Training /

This manual provides guidance on understanding and recording monuments, care and conservation, interpretation, communications, funding as well as health and safety. Aimed at the participants of our Adopt a Monument Programme but also communities the length and breadth of Ireland, and even internationally, who are interested in engaging in heritage projects.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
  • Author(s): Roisin Burke, Neil Jackman and Conor Ryan, Abarta Audio Guides
Children and the Outdoors

Children and the Outdoors

market research Education & Training /

Contact with the outdoors and natural heritage among children aged 5 to 12: Current trends, benefits, barriers and researdh requirements

The research was conducted for the Heritage Council at University College Cork under Professor Ursula Kilkelly of the School of Law. The research team was: Dr Helen Lynch and Alice Moore, School of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science; Dr Angela O’Connell and Sarah C Field, School of Law.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
Irish Lace

Irish Lace

Education & Training /

Irish lace reflects the social and political changes that took place between 1700 and the present, and this is its story.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council with support from The Design & Crafts Council of Ireland
Guidance for the Care and Conservation and Recording of Historic Graveyards

Guidance for the Care and Conservation and Recording of Historic Graveyards

Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology Education & Training /

A guide for local communities with guidance and suggestions about the best way of keeping your graveyard in accordance with international best practice.

Keeping the graveyard in good condition is important to local people as it reflects pride in their parish and is an acknowledgement of the contribution our ancestors made to its development. This publication aims to provide local communities with guidance and suggestions.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
  • Author(s): The Heritage Council
What is Curtilage?

What is Curtilage?

Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology Education & Training /

In this document, Colm Murray, Heritage Council Architecture Officer, outlines the findings of a study on curtilage.

Protection of a protected structures extends to the land and structures lying within its curtilage. ‘Curtilage’ is the area of ground directly connected with the functioning or inhabitation of a structure, such as a yard, a basement or a passageway to the structure. 

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
  • Author(s): Colm Murray
Working with Biodiversity - The Law & You

Working with Biodiversity - The Law & You

Education & Training Natural Heritage & Biodiversity /

This publication is designed to guide you in the main aspects of the laws relating to biodiversity. It also provides contact details for people who can provide advice on projects which involve working with biodiversity. It is up to the individual to ensure that their actions comply with all relevant laws.

The legislation is not in place to present an obstacle to those who wish to carry out positive projects in their community,
but is there to protect the environment that supports the community. In this way, it can be used as a positive tool by communities that want to raise awareness of their local environment, especially where it may be more appropriate to leave a habitat alone.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
Scoping Study: Online Heritage Materials for the Primary School Sector

Scoping Study: Online Heritage Materials for the Primary School Sector

Education & Training /

This study aims to provide a comprehensive audit of on-line heritage materials available for the primary school sector.

The objective of this study, commissioned by the Heritage Council, is to provide a comprehensive audit of on-line heritage materials for the primary school sector that relate directly to the remit of the Council and to assess their current and potential use by teachers and children. This is to inform decision-making and planning around the possible provision of web-based resources for primary schools.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
  • Author(s): Motherway Begley Ltd.
Policy Paper on Heritage Awareness in Ireland

Policy Paper on Heritage Awareness in Ireland

Education & Training /

The Heritage Council has outlined key policy recommendations in this paper. These aim to improve levels of awareness and understanding by the public of our heritage and to secure greater participation by communities in all aspects of heritage activity, including policy development and its implementation.

This report presents the results of the first ever survey of the general public in Ireland of heritage awareness. The survey results clearly illustrate the importance the public place on heritage in Ireland today, the perceived benefits of heritage and its conservation, and commonly held attitudes towards the protection of our heritage.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council