Valuing Heritage in Ireland: Awareness Research

Valuing Heritage in Ireland: Awareness Research

market research /

This study follows surveys carried out by Lansdowne Market Research in 1999, 2004 and 2005 for the Heritage Council on levels of awareness and public attitudes to our national heritage.

The specific objectives of the study can be summarised as follows:
• To explore, through survey and analysis, the overall attitudes, opinions and
experiences of the Irish public regarding heritage and heritage protection;
• To determine the aspects of heritage upon which the public places most value, particularly in the context of current general public spending;
• To establish the extent to which the public is willing to pay (in the form of a proposed notional taxation) for extra heritage protection or provision.
• To establish the contributing factors towards the valuation of heritage, in terms of socio-economic background, attitudes, information and personal values

  • Published by: 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
Review of Research Needs in Irish Archaeology

Review of Research Needs in Irish Archaeology

Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology /

This approach is under-pinned by the wider need to place archaeological research into the context of public access, life-long learning, social inclusion and cultural diversity. The recommendations in this report attempt to address the crisis in which Irish archaeology was experiencing at this time.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
Bolton Library Conservation Plan 2007

Bolton Library Conservation Plan 2007

Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology Museums, Archives & Cultural Heritage /

This plan was commissioned by the Heritage Council, in partnership with the Bolton Library, to develop and propose policies for the long-term care and management of the Library and to increase understanding of its historic importance in the town of Cashel and the wider national and international context.

The Bolton Library, Cashel, is one of Ireland’s great, but little known  treasures. The bequest of Archbishop Bolton, it provides a rich insight into the cultured milieu in which such a patron lived and the wide breadth of his learning and aspirations. 

It complements other such collections in Ireland, from the same period, such as the Worth Library and Marsh’s Library, both in Dublin. The donation of the Bolton Library to subsequent generations provided a legacy beyond price.

  • Published by: Heritage Council
  • Author(s): Mr Alastair Coey, Dr Brian Turner and Ms Niamh McGuinn
Creation of a Naval Maritime Museum: Scoping Study

Creation of a Naval Maritime Museum: Scoping Study

Museums, Archives & Cultural Heritage /

Scoping study for the creation of a naval or maritime museum at Haulbowline, Cork Harbour.

In keeping with the aims of its Strategic Plan 2007—2011, the Heritage Council, in partnership with the Irish Naval Service, commissioned this study. The study (DRAFT) complements the Heritage

Council’s
key ‘shared vision’ to ‘work in partnership for the conservation of our
national heritage through encouraging its accessibility and enjoyment
by everyone.’ The draft ‘Scoping Study’ is
presented here to the public for wider consultation and feedback.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
  • Author(s): Ian Parkin, Allan Randall, Niall Phillips, Dennis Brennan
Waterways Evaluation

Waterways Evaluation

Natural Heritage & Biodiversity /

In 2007, the Heritage Council commissioned an evaluation of the five waterways corridor studies it has carried out to date. The studies cover the entire length of the Shannon Navigation and sections of the Grand and Royal Canals. The studies document in detail the special heritage and socio-economic aspects of the waterway corridor, and propose policies and actions through which sustainable development can be achieved.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
  • Author(s): David Hickie, Charles Stanley-Smith and Mide Gerrard
Farmland Habitats

Farmland Habitats

Natural Heritage & Biodiversity /

This booklet highlights the positive relationship between agriculture and heritage.

Many of the 100,000 or so farmers that work the land in Ireland provide positive management of our natural heritage, and are vital for the maintenance of our diverse landscape. This booklet highlights the many positive relationships between agriculture and heritage, and will make a valuable contribution to how we view the role of farmers as custodians of the Irish countryside.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
Heritage Outlook: Summer/ Autumn 2007

Heritage Outlook: Summer/ Autumn 2007

General /

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

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
Heritage Outlook: Winter 2006/ Spring 2007

Heritage Outlook: Winter 2006/ Spring 2007

General /

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

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
Ireland's Coastal Geology

Ireland's Coastal Geology

Natural Heritage & Biodiversity Underwater & Maritime Heritage /

Information leaflet on the geology of Ireland.

Whilst the coast offers excellent opportunities to see all types of geology in cliff exposures, it also shows thegeomorphology – the development of different coastal landforms. The range of landforms produced is enormous, and they are all dynamic – the changes which occur within people’s lifetimes are extremely rapid compared to some geological changes.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council