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NEWS

Call for Historic Towns Research Awards 2015

Applications are now being sought for this year’s awards. There are two categories. These are best project or thesis by an individual taught masters student and best group project from taught masters students.

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EVENTS

Heritage Week 2015

22nd-30th August 2015- There’s lots of fun in store for you during National Heritage Week with lots of events taking place nationwide.

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PUBLICATIONS

Heritage Outlook 20th Anniversary Edition

A selection of articles from Ireland's leading academics, professionals, practitioners and policy makers examining the critical achievements in heritage over the last 20 years.

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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.

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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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Saturday, 01. August 2015
15:15 - Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore
18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence...
Sunday, 02. August 2015
15:15 - Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore
18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence...
Monday, 03. August 2015
15:15 - Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore
18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence...
Tuesday, 04. August 2015
15:15 - Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore
18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence...
Wednesday, 05. August 2015
15:15 - Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore
18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence...
Thursday, 06. August 2015
15:15 - Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore
18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence...
Friday, 07. August 2015
12:24 - Lughnasadh - Feasting and Celebrations
7th August, Cork-Enjoy contributions from our speakers as they discuss the festival of Lughnasadh and the customs surrounding it
15:15 - Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore
18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence...
Saturday, 08. August 2015
15:15 - Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore
18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence...
Sunday, 09. August 2015
15:15 - Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore
18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence...
Monday, 10. August 2015
15:15 - Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore
18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence...
Tuesday, 11. August 2015
15:15 - Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore
18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence...
Wednesday, 12. August 2015
15:15 - Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore
18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence...
Thursday, 13. August 2015
15:15 - Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore
18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence...
Friday, 14. August 2015
15:15 - Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore
18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence...
Saturday, 15. August 2015
15:15 - Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore
18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence...
Sunday, 16. August 2015
15:15 - Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore
18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence...
Monday, 17. August 2015
15:15 - Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore
18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence...
Tuesday, 18. August 2015
15:15 - Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore
18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence...
Wednesday, 19. August 2015
14:45 - Comeraghs Wild Festival
Waterford, 17 Sept-20th Sept: Culture and heritage of the Comeragh Mountains are celebrated from Ballymacarbry and Rathgormack to Portlaw in one of Waterford's hidden jewels.
15:15 - Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore
18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence...
Thursday, 20. August 2015
15:15 - Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore
18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence...
Friday, 21. August 2015
01:00 - Survey results of Gallows Hill
21st August, Waterford Kevin Barton (geophysicist) will return to Gallows Hill, Dungarvan and inform residents of the results from the survey of the mound and surrounding area.
15:15 - Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore
18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence...
Saturday, 22. August 2015
11:02 - Heritage Week 2015
22nd-30th August 2015- There’s lots of fun in store for you during National Heritage Week with lots of events taking place nationwide.
12:59 - Monastic Europe: Landscape & Settlement
22nd-25th August, Clare- The conference will balance sessions of papers with a number site visits, and will stimulate a focused academic debate on the impact of monasticism in shap...
15:15 - Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore
18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence...
Sunday, 23. August 2015
11:02 - Heritage Week 2015
22nd-30th August 2015- There’s lots of fun in store for you during National Heritage Week with lots of events taking place nationwide.
12:59 - Monastic Europe: Landscape & Settlement
22nd-25th August, Clare- The conference will balance sessions of papers with a number site visits, and will stimulate a focused academic debate on the impact of monasticism in shap...
15:15 - Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore
18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence...
Monday, 24. August 2015
11:02 - Heritage Week 2015
22nd-30th August 2015- There’s lots of fun in store for you during National Heritage Week with lots of events taking place nationwide.
12:59 - Monastic Europe: Landscape & Settlement
22nd-25th August, Clare- The conference will balance sessions of papers with a number site visits, and will stimulate a focused academic debate on the impact of monasticism in shap...
15:15 - Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore
18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence...
Tuesday, 25. August 2015
11:02 - Heritage Week 2015
22nd-30th August 2015- There’s lots of fun in store for you during National Heritage Week with lots of events taking place nationwide.
12:59 - Monastic Europe: Landscape & Settlement
22nd-25th August, Clare- The conference will balance sessions of papers with a number site visits, and will stimulate a focused academic debate on the impact of monasticism in shap...
15:15 - Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore
18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence...
Wednesday, 26. August 2015
10:48 - Stories Well Told- Interpreting Archaeological and Cultural Heritage Resources.
26th-28th August, Kilkenny-This workshop brings together leading experts in heritage interpretation to discuss key messages, audience engagement, interpretative media, tourism, the...
11:02 - Heritage Week 2015
22nd-30th August 2015- There’s lots of fun in store for you during National Heritage Week with lots of events taking place nationwide.
15:15 - Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore
18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence...
Thursday, 27. August 2015
10:48 - Stories Well Told- Interpreting Archaeological and Cultural Heritage Resources.
26th-28th August, Kilkenny-This workshop brings together leading experts in heritage interpretation to discuss key messages, audience engagement, interpretative media, tourism, the...
11:02 - Heritage Week 2015
22nd-30th August 2015- There’s lots of fun in store for you during National Heritage Week with lots of events taking place nationwide.
15:15 - Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore
18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence...
Friday, 28. August 2015
10:48 - Stories Well Told- Interpreting Archaeological and Cultural Heritage Resources.
26th-28th August, Kilkenny-This workshop brings together leading experts in heritage interpretation to discuss key messages, audience engagement, interpretative media, tourism, the...
11:02 - Heritage Week 2015
22nd-30th August 2015- There’s lots of fun in store for you during National Heritage Week with lots of events taking place nationwide.
15:15 - Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore
18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence...
Saturday, 29. August 2015
10:31 - Free Autumn Gardening Classes
29th August, 3rd & 10th September, 14th October -Powerscourt, Co Wicklow. Powerscourt Garden Pavilion in Enniskerry, County Wicklow is offering four free autumn gardening classes ...
11:02 - Heritage Week 2015
22nd-30th August 2015- There’s lots of fun in store for you during National Heritage Week with lots of events taking place nationwide.
15:15 - Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore
18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence...
Sunday, 30. August 2015
11:02 - Heritage Week 2015
22nd-30th August 2015- There’s lots of fun in store for you during National Heritage Week with lots of events taking place nationwide.
15:15 - Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore
18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence...

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