Historic Towns Research
Many of Ireland’s historic towns have suffered significantly since the onset of the 2008 recession. This initiative promotes indigenous research connecting the work to the people who need it the most. We have done this in two main ways, the Historic Towns Research Awards and the connection of Irish towns to third level institute departments.
IWTN has initiated a pilot programme which will undertake 'area-based' interpretation plans for the first time in Ireland. The draft plan for the medieval complex of Rinn Dúin, Co. Roscommon has already been published.
IWTN Education Initiative
This programme aims to develop a more sustainable bond between people living in medieval towns and the heritage that surrounds them. The programme is aimed at communities and professionals living within these towns.
This report has been prepared by Peter Bacon & Associates. It assesses if specified fiscal instruments and other measures, could and should be used to incentivise investment in the built heritage in Irish towns.Download the...
Lots of ideas for Interpreting Heritage sites.