Children and the Outdoors

Children and the Outdoors

market research Education & Training /

Contact with the outdoors and natural heritage among children aged 5 to 12: Current trends, benefits, barriers and researdh requirements

The research was conducted for the Heritage Council at University College Cork under Professor Ursula Kilkelly of the School of Law. The research team was: Dr Helen Lynch and Alice Moore, School of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science; Dr Angela O’Connell and Sarah C Field, School of Law.

  • 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 Council Priorities 2016 and Beyond

Heritage Council Priorities 2016 and Beyond

Annual Report /

Public perception of heritage has changed in the last 20 years. No longer regarded as the preserve of experts, it is now focused on people and place.

This approach emphasises the benefits of empowering communities to enhance the places where they live, work and socialise, in both rural and urban Ireland.The document sets out six clear proposals aimed at empowering communities to manage and benefit from their local heritage.

  • Author(s): The Heritage Council
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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