Heritage Map

Heritage Map

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

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Policy Proposals for Ireland’s Towns

Policy Proposals for Ireland’s Towns

Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology /

“...to spell out the instrumental benefits of heritage-led urban renewal for Irish society and economic recovery.”

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
Up the Town

Up the Town

Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology /

An introduction to some of our cultural jewels

Despite the uniqueness of many individual Irish towns, they still manage to share a range of common components that include: a formal street layout, public spaces, street scapes, and landscaping. It is, however, the manner in which these components are arranged that the uniqueness of individual towns emerges. 

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
Regenerating Ireland’s historic towns and villages

Regenerating Ireland’s historic towns and villages

Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology /

Over the past ten years the heritage council has sought via the Irish Walled Towns Network, community-led village design statements, the heritage officer network and the pilot historic towns initiative to empower the residents of ireland’s town and villages through knowledge and modest financial support. 

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
  • Author(s): Irish Walled Towns Network
Heritage Outlook: 20th Anniversary Edition

Heritage Outlook: 20th Anniversary Edition

General /

A special edition of the Heritage Council's magazine celebrating the organisation's 20 year anniversary.

The issue features a selection of articles from Ireland's leading academics, professionals, practitioners and policy makers examining the critical achievements in heritage over the last 20 years and highlighting the issues that will be central to the sector's development in to the future.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
Irish Towns Research

Irish Towns Research

market research Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology /

This report, commissioned by The Heritage Council and researched by Ignite Research provides a snapshot of what people think about Irish towns and what people expect from the areas they wish to live in.

Heritage Awareness Survey 2015

Heritage Awareness Survey 2015

market research /

Research carried out by Behaviour and Attitudes in March 2015 on behalf of the Heritage Council had some good news about people’s interest in and involvement in heritage locally. 

Despite the increasingly fragmented nature of our media and the growing pull towards a more individualistic lifestyle we still find time to contribute to our places, be it volunteering in towns, villages or more rural settings and have a growing understanding of the value of heritage as it contributes to our identify, well-being and economy. 

Read the Key Findings pdf 4mb

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
  • Author(s): Elaine Sloane, Behaviour and Attitudes