Heritage Outlook: Summer - Autumn 2008

Heritage Outlook: Summer - Autumn 2008

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The Heritage Council's quarterly magazine with heritage news, events, opportunities and features.

In this edition - Áras na hOidhreachta: the archaeology of a palatial past - the history of the Bishop's Palace in Kilkenny, home to the Heritage Council and an important piece of our national heritage.

Also in this Issue:

- Celebrating Biodiveristy Week 2008 - How do we really feel about biodiversity loss? The Lichen Ireland project 2005 - 2008 and creating green infrastructure. Pollution in China, the wise use of wetlands, thatching and Castlecomer Discovery Park, Kilkenny.

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Heritage Outlook: Winter 2007/ Spring 2008

Heritage Outlook: Winter 2007/ Spring 2008

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The quarterly magazine of the Heritage Council with heritage news, events, opportunities and features.

In this issue:

ARE WE WILLING TO PAY FOR OUR HERITAGE?
A new report looks at the public’s concerns for the state of our heritage
FARMING ON THE EDGE
The benefits of traditional farming methods and its value for wildlife
FROM RAGS TO RICHES
Remembering Catherine Hayes, Ireland’s first operatic diva
ARE WE CONSERVING OUR NATURAL ARTERIES?
Ignorance of the broad benefits of our hedgerows is leading to their destruction
HERITAGE WEEK 2007
WALLED TOWNS DAY
PRESERVING BUILDINGS AT RISK

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Heritage Outlook: Summer/ Autumn 2007

Heritage Outlook: Summer/ Autumn 2007

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The quarterly magazine of the Heritage Council with news, events, opportunities and features.

CELEBRATING BIODIVERSITY WEEK 2007
The Butterflies and Moths of Northern Ireland

THE LANDSCAPES WE DESERVE
conserving Ireland’s landscapes before it is too late

BOUNDLESS HORIZONS
Historic Landscape Characterisation

CONTEMPORARY MUSIC • LOCAL BIODIVERSITY AREAS • THE INDIAN MUGHAL MINIATURES

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Heritage Outlook: Winter 2006/ Spring 2007

Heritage Outlook: Winter 2006/ Spring 2007

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The quarterly magazine of the Heritage Council with news, events, opportunities and features.

In this issue:

INDUSTRIAL HERITAGE IN IRELAND
exploring our unimagined heritage

BOG BODIES
How do you feel about the display of ancient human remains?

THE NATIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN 2007-2013
A golden opportunity in managing Ireland’s national heritage

HERITAGE WEEK 2006 • SUSTAINABLE TOURISM IN IRELAND • CONSERVING OUR MARITIME HERITAGE

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Heritage Outlook Summer/ Autumn 2006

Heritage Outlook Summer/ Autumn 2006

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Quarterly magazine of the Heritage Council with news, events, opportunities and features.

In this issue:

PREHISTORIC MUSIC IN IRELAND
exploring prehistoric musical instruments in Ireland
THATCHING IN IRELAND
the role of thatch in vernacular architecture
BIODIVERSITY DAY
full list of events inside
HERITAGE WEEK REGISTRATION • FURNITURE CONSERVATION • WATERFORD IMAGE ARCHIVE PROJECT

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Heritage Outlook: Summer/ Autumn 2005

Heritage Outlook: Summer/ Autumn 2005

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The quarterly magazine of the Heritage Council, with news, events, opportunities and features.

In this issue:

PROTECTING THE BURREN
the case for a new kind of National Park

EXPO 2005
The Ireland Pavillion in Japan

THE LANDMARK TRUST
combining architectural conservation and tourism

HERITAGE EVENTS • ENVIRONMENTAL PHOTOGRAPHY AWARDS • GRANTS PROGRAMME 2005

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Heritage Outlook Winter 2004/ Spring 2005

Heritage Outlook Winter 2004/ Spring 2005

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In this issue:

WATER HERITAGE DAY 2004
Creating awareness during Heritage Week

REELING IN THE YEARS
The heritage value of archives

BUILDING ON THE PAST
The sustainable reuse of buildings

HERITAGE EVENTS • THE DISCOVERY PROGRAMME • HERITAGE COUNCIL GRANTS PROGRAMME 2004

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Heritage Outlook Summer/ Autumn 2004

Heritage Outlook Summer/ Autumn 2004

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Quarterly magazine of the Heritage Council, with news, events, opportunities and features.

In this issue:

MANAGING OUR OCEANS
How do we prevent over-exploitation?
THE CONVENTION ON BIOLOGICAL DIVERSITY
thinking globally, acting locally
ARCHAEOLOGY IN CONTEMPORARY IRELAND
Challenges and opportunities
COUNTRYSIDE ACCESS • OUR HISTORIC HOMES • PILGRIM PATHS • HERITAGE EVENTS

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Heritage Act 1995

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The piece of Irish legislation, under which the Heritage Council was established.

The Heritage Council was established as a
statutory body under the Heritage Act, 1995. The Heritage Act provides a
definition of ‘heritage’ which is truly comprehensive and includes:
monuments; archaeological objects; heritage objects such as art and
industrial works; documents and genealogical records; architectural
heritage; flora and fauna; wildlife habitats; landscapes and seascapes;
wrecks; geology; heritage gardens; parks and inland waterways.


The introduction to the Act reads as follows:

"An act to promote public interest in and knowledge, appreciation and protection of the national heritage, to establish a body to be known as an Chomhairle Oidhreachta, to define its functions, to provide for the exercise by the Minister for Arts, Culture and The Gaeltacht of functions in relation to the national heritage and to provide for other matters connected with the matters aforesaid." [10th April, 1995]