Tralee Town Centre Health Check

Tralee Town Centre Health Check

market research Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology Heritage Tourism & Recreation /

The Tralee Town Centre Health Check Report 2017 focuses on the survey results of a number of key indicators of the overall health of the town centre including: level of town centre activities, land use/commercial mix, pedestrian footfall patterns and business operators and shoppers’ perceptions of the quality of the environment of the historic county town. 

  • Published by: Kerry County Council and The Heritage Council
Tourism for Towns

Tourism for Towns

Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology Heritage Tourism & Recreation /

An introduction to developing a sustainable tourism sector in your historic town

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
Bored of boards! – Ideas for interpreting heritage site

Bored of boards! – Ideas for interpreting heritage site

Heritage Tourism & Recreation /

Done well, heritage interpretation can enhance the visitor experience. It may also strengthen the relationship between the site and those who live around it.

Furthermore, by improving the attractiveness of a site, interpretation can lead to economic benefits for the wider area. Done badly, it can inaccurately communicate the meanings of the site and alienate those who visit. It can also physically damage the historic material if poorly specified and installed.

Currently, the interpretation of Ireland’s historic places is dominated by panels. Although very useful, there is more to interpretation than just the use of text heavy boards. The primary objective of this document is to show what other media can be used. Nonetheless, some guidance on interpretive panels is provided. Most of the methods shown are durable, low maintenance and relatively low tech.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
  • Author(s): Irish Walled Towns Network
Heritage Map

Heritage Map

Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology Heritage Tourism & Recreation Natural Heritage & Biodiversity Museums, Archives & Cultural Heritage Underwater & Maritime Heritage Landscapes /

Find out about the online mapping discovery tool

Recreational Use of Towpaths

Recreational Use of Towpaths

Heritage Tourism & Recreation Natural Heritage & Biodiversity /

This report is published by the Heritage Council in response to a need that was identified by the Council’s Standing Committee on Inland Waterways. The purpose is to provide guidance and hopefully inspiration on best practice to those who are involved in the development of waterway towpaths for recreation.

Ireland has a vast network of river and canal towpaths. No longer used for their original purpose, they nevertheless provide a range of opportunities for city and rural dwellers, for locals and visitors alike to enjoy the natural and built heritage of our

waterways for recreation and exercise.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
Climate Change, Heritage and Tourism-Summary Document

Climate Change, Heritage and Tourism-Summary Document

Climate Change and Renewable Energy Heritage Tourism & Recreation /

What climate change will mean for Irish tourism and the heritage of our coastline and inland waterways with an aim to help plan for the likely eventualities of climate change and to provide recommendations to Government on prioritising action.

What climate change will mean for Irish tourism and the heritage of our coastline and inland waterways with an aim to help plan for the likely eventualities of climate change and to provide recommendations to Government on prioritising action.

  • Published by: Failte Ireland and The Heritage Council
  • Author(s): Failte Ireland and The Heritage Council
Climate Change Heritage and Tourism

Climate Change Heritage and Tourism

Climate Change and Renewable Energy Heritage Tourism & Recreation /

Research in relation to the potential impacts of climate change on Ireland’s maritime and inland waterways heritage. 

Research in relation to the potential impacts of climate change on Ireland’s maritime and inland waterways heritage, with a particular focus on those resources upon which tourism is dependent. The focus on these two elements of heritage is because of their particular vulnerability to climate change.

  • Published by: Failte Ireland and The Heritage Council
  • Author(s): Failte Ireland and The Heritage Council
Towpaths for the Future: Seminar Proceedings

Towpaths for the Future: Seminar Proceedings

Heritage Tourism & Recreation Natural Heritage & Biodiversity /

The Heritage Council hosted a seminar on the use of towpaths on 20th June 2007. The purpose of

this seminar was to stimulate debate and ideas about the potential of Ireland’s towpaths, including maintenance paths on river navigations, and to examine their economic, recreational, tourism, and heritage potential. The proceedings of the seminar are provided in this publication.

The speakers examined the uses made of towpaths in the UK and in Ireland. Topics included the example of the regeneration of the Thames Navigation, the economic value of towpath activities, walking for health, access for all, anti-social behaviour, and current and future activities on towpaths in Ireland. It is hoped that, by presenting a range of experiences from these islands, new ideas may be stimulated for existing and future navigations in Ireland.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
Ireland's Boating Heritage: Seminar Proceedings

Ireland's Boating Heritage: Seminar Proceedings

Heritage Tourism & Recreation Museums, Archives & Cultural Heritage Underwater & Maritime Heritage /

This publication provides the findings of the seminar and the individual presentations made.

In 2003 the Heritage Council became concerned about Irish boats, both inland and sea-going, as a neglected aspect of our heritage. To inform itself, the Council commissioned Reggie Goodbody to carry out a scoping study of the heritage boat sector. Arising from this study the Council

decided to host a seminar on Ireland’s boats in 2004, to which people involved in any aspect of inland and maritime boats were invited to attend.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council