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.

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On March 31st 2014 the inaugural Pilgrim Paths Day was launched by legendary sports commentator, Micheál O’Muircheartaigh, in the auspicious surroundings of St. Patrick’s Cathedral in Dublin.

Thousands expected to retrace their ancestral heritage to mark the inaugural National Pilgrim Paths Day

On Saturday 19th April thousands are expected to retrace their ancestral heritage as they take to Ireland’s ancient pilgrim paths to celebrate the inaugural National Pilgrim Paths Day.

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EVENTS

Natural Capital Values - Ireland's Hidden Wealth

28th & 29th April, Dublin- The aim of the conference is to provide a clearer and more positive understanding of natural capital values.

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INITIATIVES

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.

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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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