Lemanaghan, County Offaly: Conservation Plan

Lemanaghan, County Offaly: Conservation Plan

Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology /

The Conservation Plan for Lemanaghan, County Offaly, provides a framework for  the  conservation  of  the  historic  place.  The authors have gathered  and  summarised a body of knowledge leading to an understanding of the significance of the complex. The plan sets out principles and formulates appropriate policies to protect that significance.

The Plan has established that Lemanaghan is:
• A sacred place of great antiquity
• A place containing buildings of architectural significance
• A place rich in documentary history and archaeological potential
• A place where there is a long tradition of devotional practice
• A place 'apart', possessing a strong sense of being untouched by the modern world

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
  • Author(s): Margaret Quinlan and Rachel Moss
Irish walled Towns Network: Feedback

Irish walled Towns Network: Feedback

Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology /

Feedback from 20 participating towns/ cities in Irish Walled Towns’ Day and a comparison with events in 2006.

The Heritage Council of Ireland established the Irish Walled Towns Network (IWTN) in April 2005
‘to unite and co-ordinate the strategic efforts of local authorities involved in the management, conservation and enhancement of historic walled towns in Ireland, both North and South’
The Irish Walled Towns Network is formally linked to the International Walled Towns Friendship Circle (IWTFC) which is the international association for the sustainable development of walled towns, walled cities and fortified historic towns.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
Newtown Jerpoint, County Kilkenny: Conservation Plan

Newtown Jerpoint, County Kilkenny: Conservation Plan

Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology /

On behalf of the owner of Newtown Jerpoint  and Kilkenny County Council, in partnership with the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government and the Office of Public Works, the Heritage Council commissioned Oxford Archaeology to produce a Conservation Plan for the site of Newtown Jerpoint, County Kilkenny.

Newtown is a deserted medieval town, dating back to c. AD 1200, when it was founded near a crossing point on the River Nore not far from Thomastown and the Cistercian Abbey of Jerpoint. The site contains the standing remains of St Nicholas’ Church and a domestic tower, both of which are partly overgrown and tending towards dilapidation. The site also contains the well-preserved outlines of burgage plots, some of which contain the remains of house platforms which have survived despite clearing works on the site in the 19th century

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
  • Author(s): Oxford Archaeology
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.
Strategic Plan 2007-2011

Strategic Plan 2007-2011

Annual Report /

Strategic four-year plan of the Heritage Council.

Developed from its statutory functions, shared vision and core principles, it is proposed to place all
Council’s work within the following five strategic themes. Each of the themes has a specific high-level target with policies and actions identified to achieve the target. These actions will form the essence of Council’s detailed work programme during the period 2007-2011.
The five strategic themes are:

1: Raising Awareness and Appreciation
2:Heritage Research / Surveys, Analysis and Evaluation
3: Evidence-Based Policy Advice
4: Encourage the development of heritage infrastructure at national, regional, county and local level.
5: Best practice in Conservation and Sustainable Heritage Management

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
Strategic Plan 2007 - 2011 (Gaeilge)

Strategic Plan 2007 - 2011 (Gaeilge)

Annual Report /

Plean Straiteiseach na Comhairle Oidhrechta 2007 - 2001.

Agus iad forbartha óna feidhmeanna reachtúla, a comhfhís agus a bunphrionsabail, tá sé i gceist go leagfaí obair uile na Comhairle laistigh de na cúig théama straitéiseacha seo a leanas. Tá sprioc ar leith ardleibhéil ag gach téama le polasaithe agus gníomhaíochtaí aitheanta chun an sprioc a bhaint amach.
Beidh na gníomhaíochtaí seo in n-éirim ag mionchlár oibre na Comhairle i rith na tréimhse 2007-2011. Is iad na cúig théama straitéiseacha ná: Téama Straitéiseach
1: Ardú Feasachta agus Tuisceana
2: Taighde Oidhreachta/Suirbhéanna, Anailís agus Measúnú
3: Comhairle Polasaí Fianaise-Bhunaithe
4: Spreagadh a thabhairt d’fhorbairt infrastruchtúir oidhreachta ar leibhéal náisiúnta, réigiúnach, contae agus áitiúil.
5: An cleachtas is fearr i gCaomhnú agus i mBainistiú Oidhreachta
Inbhuanaith

  • Published by: The Heritage Council