The Heritage Council’s mission is to engage, educate and advocate to develop a wider understanding of the vital contribution that our heritage makes to our social, environmental and economic well-being.
Many of Ireland’s historic towns have suffered significantly since the onset of the 2008 recession. The Historic Towns Research Awards were designed to allow students the possibility of providing insight and solutions into the...
Village Design Statement Programme & Toolkit The Heritage Council’s National Community-led Village Design Statement (VDS) Programme and VDS Toolkit provides an opportunity for meaningful public participation in the Irish planning system.
High Nature Value Farming The Heritage Council has grant-aided the 'European Forum for Nature Conservation and Pastoralism' (EFNCP) to undertake work on high nature value (HNV) farming since 2010.
The Heritage Council has developed and currently manages heritage projects and initiatives throughout Ireland. We also work with Local Authorities and community groups to ensure that our national heritage is valued, maintained and promoted.