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.

Current Projects

NEWS

Native Woodland Strategy is Launched

For the first time, a national Native Woodland Strategy 2016-2020 has been published, which sets out a comprehensive, multi-sector vision for Ireland’s native woodlands, and a chartered course for realising that vision. [more]

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INITIATIVES

Irish Walled Towns Network

Uniting and co-ordinating the strategic efforts of Local Authorities involved in the management, conservation and enhancement of historic walled towns in Ireland

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.

Museums Standards Programme for Ireland
This important initiative, with participants from a wide range of Irish collecting institutions, sets out to raise standards of care across Irish museums and galleries.

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HERITAGE IN YOUR AREA

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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.

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Find out about heritage events taking place all around the country.

The events section contains events calendar where you can find information on upcoming events organised by the Heritage Council and other organisations.

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