Enhancing Local Distinctiveness: Evaluation of Village Design Statements (VDSs) in Ireland 2000-2008

Enhancing Local Distinctiveness: Evaluation of Village Design Statements (VDSs) in Ireland 2000-2008

Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology /

The remit for this study was to inform national policy on issues relating to the conservation, enhancement and sustainable development of villages in Ireland.

The remit for this study was to inform national policy on issues relating to the conservation, enhancement and sustainable development of villages in Ireland. The stated aim was: “to examine the ways in which Village Design Statements have progressed and developed in Ireland, with particular emphasis on the involvement of the Heritage Council, Local Authorities / Local Authority Heritage Officers in VDS and the adoption of VDS as Supplementary Planning Guidance”.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
  • Author(s): Stephen Owen, Jeff Bishop, Malcolm Moseley, Ros Boase, Fintan Coffey
Fethard Public Realm Plan

Fethard Public Realm Plan

Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology /

A Publi Realm Plan for the historic town of Fethard in Co. Tipperary.

This Public Realm Plan for the Walled Town of Fethard seeks to provide a strategic framework by which the town can maximise the benefits of its many assets, without losing those special qualities that give it character and charm. 

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
  • Author(s): The Paul Hogarth Company and ERM Ireland limited
Heritage Outlook: Winter 2007/ Spring 2008

Heritage Outlook: Winter 2007/ Spring 2008

General /

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

  • Published by: The Heritage Council