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Events Archive

CPD Training Module: Introduction to Landscape Character Assessment

By:The Heritage Council

The Heritage Councl and its Partners: Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland, Irish Landscape Institute, Irish Planning Institute, Royal Town Planning Institute are running A Pilot CPD Training Module: Introduction to...[more]

Europa Nostra UK conference, September 2009

By:Europa Nostra

Europa Nostra UK conference being held in Belfast in September 2009, in conjunction with the School of Geography at Queen’s University, on the topic of “The cultural landscape and cultural identity”..


Meath Landscape and People Seminar

By:Meath Heritage

Meath Landscape and People Seminar being held in Trim Castel Hotel on Saturday 11 July 2009[more]

CPD Training Module: An Introduction to Landscape Character Assessment (LCA) Workshop September 2009

The CPD Training Course will be held on Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th September 2009, Spanish Point and Tulla, County Clare[more]

Mountains to the Sea Literary Festival

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council is pleased to announce that it will be holding its first literary festival called Mountains to the Sea which will take place in Dún Laoghaire, Dublin September 10-13, 2009.



Landscape Conference '09

By:Heritage Council

Tullamore, Co. Offaly, October 2009[more]

LCA CPD Training Course

Wednesday 22nd & Thursday 23rd September 2010. Spanish Point and Tulla, County Clare. May course 80% booked![more]

LCA CPD Training Course 26th & 27th May 2010

Wednesday 26th & Thursday 27th May 2010

Multi-Disciplinary CPD Training Workshop

Spanish Point and Tulla, County Clare[more]

Trees in Ancient Ireland; A general Survey

Agriculture and Food Science Building, University College Dublin. Thursday, 7th October 2010 at 8pm. All welcome.[more]

CABE Space leaders conference

in association with GreenSpace London 9th and 10 March 2011[more]

The Environmental Challenges facing the Irish Forest Industry

The Annual Augustine Henry Forestry Lecture. Thursday, 10th March 2011 at 7.30pm, Royal Dublin Society, Ballsbridge, Dublin.[more]

Space and settlement in the Middle Ages

Conference: May 27th / 28th. Trinity College Dublin[more]

Historic Rural Landscapes in Italy lecture

Cultural heritage for economic development, social cohesion and environmental conservation[more]

Launch of ‘Landscape Conservation for Irish Bats’

Dr Liam Lysaght, Director of the National Biodiversity Data Centre, will launch the results of the new study on Monday 23rd January 2012 at 3pm in the Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin 2.[more]

Heritage as an Engine of Economic Growth - Galway Agenda Announced

The agenda for the inaugural workshop of this series is now available. The workshop will take place on Saturday, 3rd March 2012 at NUI, Galway.


Invasive Species Ireland Forum 2012

3rd May, Glasnevin. The forum programme will include an update from Invasive Species Ireland and talks covering the freshwater, marine and terrestrial environments. [more]

The Secrets of Stone: Ireland's Geoheritage - Seminar

24th March, Dublin. This seminar aims to increase public awareness of Ireland’s fascinating geoheritage and will examine the diversity of projects taking place in Ireland.[more]

Irish Landscape Institute Public Lecture Series 2012 - Landscape, Archaeology & Visual Assessment

This presentation will address the importance of the Irish landscape for tourism, what our overseas tourists think of our landscape and how some of our best views are actually our best kept secrets! [more]

Heritage as an Engine of Economic Growth - Kerry Workshop

21st April, Kerry. Following on from the outstanding success of the Galway event the Heritage Council is pleased to announce the details of the next workshop in the series which will take place in Listowel, Co. Kerry.[more]

Kilkenny Walking Festival - April 2012

Step into Spring and join in the exciting programme of outdoor events throughout the month of April for the Kilkenny Walking Festival.[more]

7th Aughty Earth Day Gathering - Slógadh EachtaÁ 2012

The programme for the Sliabh Aughty Gathering has been announced and includes contributions from artists, musicians and historians.[more]

Living Landscape: Maximising our Outdoor Resources - Conference

A number of national and international speakers will be sharing their expertise at a major conference, May 17th & 18th at the Clifden Station House, Connemara.[more]

Wetlands Heritage Ireland - Inaugural Barry Raftery Memorial Conference

Speakers include Prof. John Feehan, Aidan O'Sullivan - Archaeologist, Conor McDermott - Archaeologist, Gerry Ryan - Bord na Mona, Paddy Egan (WHI) and Harry Hall (WHI).[more]

Badlands: Revisit, Reuse, Recreate

The Irish Landscape Institute Public Lecture Series 2012 continues with a lecture on recycled / reused / reinvented lands.[more]

From Apathy to Empathy — Reconnecting People and Place

A Heritage Council supported 4-Day symposium with leading international and national experts in place-based education.[more]

National Trails Day 2012

7 October, Nationwide - Hit the Trails![more]

Landlifeweek - European Land Stewardship Week

28 September - 7 October, Nationwide - You're invited to participate in the LANDLIFEWEEK, a campaign aimed to promote events throughout Europe to raise awareness about the importance of care for the earth and its wealth of...[more]

Biodiversity Institute Symposium on Biodiversity Technologies

27-28 September, Oxford - The symposium will bring together over 25 speakers presenting the latest research and developments in biodiversity technologies that are used in wide variety of settings and applications.[more]

Stone-Wall Workshop Galway

21-23 September, Co. Galway - 3-day comprehensive stone-wall workshop with talks and workshops by experts in the field.[more]

Making Christian Landscapes Conference

21-23 September, Co. Cork - Landscapes across Europe were transformed as a result of the conversion to Christianity and the development of ecclesiastical structures during the early medieval period. This conference will seek to...[more]

Academy Discourse: Elixir - A History of Humankind and Water

18 September, Dublin - Professor Brian Fagan takes us on a journey through the history of the complex relationship between humans and water over the past 10,000 years.[more]

Water Power from Ice to Hydro Seminar

15 September, Co. Waterford - An in-depth look at water power in metal mining.[more]

Helping the Hills - Mountaineering Ireland Conference

13-14 September, Co. Wicklow - Helping the Hills is a two-day conference on the management of upland path erosion, hosted by Mountaineering Ireland.[more]

Heritage as an Engine of Economic Growth - Cavan Workshop

21 September, Co. Cavan. This workshop series is generating an increased awareness of the opportunities for enterprise and business development based on Ireland's unique local heritage.[more]

The Heritage Council at the National Ploughing Championships!

We're back for the first time since 2008 so please come and visit us at Stand #326, Row K, Block 2... opposite the National Ploughing Association Headquarters. [more]

Burren Winterage Weekend

26th-28th October 2012, Co. Clare. The Burren Winterage Weekend is a community-led event celebrating the unique farming tradition of the Burren, supported by the Heritage Council.[more]

Plant a Tree for National Tree Day!

National Tree Day takes place on Thursday 11th October 2012. Crann would encourage everyone to plant a tree this week to celebrate![more]

Celebrating Laois Heritage Conference

10th Nov, Co. Laois. Speakers will include Jacqui Donnelly (Dept of Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht) on Energy Efficiency in Historic buildings, Richard McLoughlin of Lotts Architecture on How to Write a Conservation Report and...[more]

Landscapes of Resilience & Transformation: Irish Landscape Institute Conference

Nov 27th, Dublin. The conference will be launched by Lord Mayor of Dublin, Naoise Á“ MuirÁ, & the keynote address will be given by Dr. Kongjian Yu, Doctor of Design at Harvard GSDM & Professor and Dean, College of Architecture &...[more]

Solstice: A Ritual & Cyclical Marker - Lecture

20th Dec, Co. Meath. The Inaugural 'Solstice at Slane' Lecture will be delivered by Dr Frank Prendergast, Ireland's leading authority on archaeoastronomy. [more]

Countryside Recreation Network UK: Conference 2013 - Growing the Outdoor Economy

With a range of innovative speakers representing commercial success, social enterprise, voluntary and public sector partnerships, participants will be stimulated to participate in discussions to explore new ways of thinking, new...[more]

Irish Landscape Institute - Talk: The National Landscape Strategy

13th Dec, Dublin. Alison Harvey, Planning Officer at the Heritage Council, will give a presentation on the National Landscape Strategy.[more]

Great Southern Trail Annual Christmas Walk

Recently a new bridge was installed over the Athea Road at Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick to provide access to the latest 3km of the Great Southern Trail (GST). The GST will host the first walk along the new route on Thursday 27th...[more]

Conference: Flood Protection & Heritage Conservation on Rivers & Streams

22-23 March 2013. Dresden, Germany. This international colloquium will address basic parameters and experiences from different geographic, political, economic and cultural contexts. [more]

Wexford Naturalists' Field Club - Programme 2013

Wexford Naturalists' Field Club has just published their lectures and events programme for 2013.[more]

Managing Threats to Trees & Forests in Ireland - Seminar

5th Feb Dublin. The aim of this seminar is to bring together the various tree-related interests to review and increase understanding of the threats to our trees and forests and to provide a forum to discuss practical and...[more]

Wilderness in a Modified European Landscape: Conference

14th-16th May, Co. Mayo. This conference will bring together experts, representing national and international organisations, to share information and exchange ideas on current and possible future approaches to rewilding modified...[more]

Medieval Castles of Offaly: Study Week

For the first time, a 'Medieval Castle Study Week' will be held in Co. Offaly during the week of Monday 13th to Friday 17th May 2013. [more]

An International Forum to Address National & International Policy on Invasive Species

8th-11th April, Galway. The primary objective of the conference is to provide a forum where international scientists, policy makers and stakeholders will address designated themes with a view to informing management and policy...[more]

Celebrate Tree Week in Powerscourt Gardens

6th March, Co. Wicklow. Join tree experts from Crann, Ireland's leading tree organisation, for an expert guided walk on the trees in Powerscourt Gardens. [more]

Irish Landscape Institute Lecture "Green Planet? Red Planet?"

21st February: This talk considers the challenge facing humankind world-wide and how we as landscape architects can help adapt our ways of living so that our grandchildren can continue to live on planet earth with clean air and...[more]

Hug a Tree for National Tree Week: 3rd-10th March!

National Tree Week is an annual, week-long festival celebrating all positive aspects of trees in our lives and environment. The primary aim of National Tree Week is to encourage people to plant more trees.[more]

Conference: ‘Irish Food Products — A Historical Perspective’

14-15 June, Kilkenny. Pre-anncounement of Summer Conference with speakers from TCD, UCD, UCC, Bristol University, QUB, Sligo IT & the Discovery Programme.[more]

From Known Knowns to Unknown Unknowns: Remotely Detecting the Past

9th & 10th May- Over the past few years the extent and quality of information available from satellites, airborne laser scanning (LiDAR) and aerial photography has grown exponentially. This two day conference brings together a...[more]

Burren in Bloom Festival

May- The Burren in Bloom Festival returns this year with a series of illustrated talks and organised walks throughout the month of May. [more]

Monument Survey, Hill of Tara, Co. Meath

10th June, Meath- Monument Survey of the Hill of Tara, Co Meath[more]

Seminar: Get Ireland Walking

28th May, Dublin- Get Ireland Walking is the new national walking initiative funded by the Irish Sports Council and the Health Service Executive (HSE). [more]

The Burren Rocks Festival

15th-23rd June, Co Clare- The Burren Rocks! takes place in June as part of European Geoparks Network Week[more]

OPW Tara Lecture Series

July- Various lecture series are running throughout the month of July at the Hill of Tara Visitor Centre. [more]

Learning Landscape Event in the Burren

18-20 July, The Burren- Two exciting days of creative workshops, field trips and networking events.[more]

2030 Vision: The Future of Energy in Ireland Conference

19th September, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim- As an EU Framework for 2030 is being drafted, it is time to look at the future for energy sources in Ireland[more]

Heritage Council Grants are Vital to Your Local Community

25th September, Dublin- Briefing Session for TDs and Senators on how vital Heritage Council grants are to your local community. [more]

Annual Symposium of the Irish Quaternary Association

29th November, Dublin- "Dating the Quaternary" is the title for this years annual symposim of the IQUA.[more]

David Thompson, Grantee, Mr Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht, Amanda Ryan, Grants Officer, The Heritage Council, Anna Meenan, REPS Grants Officer, The Heritage Council

The National Ploughing Championships

The Heritage Council were delighted to be involved at the National Ploughing Championships in Stradbally, Co Laois last week.[more]

Developing Sustainable Tourism Destinations

17 & 18 October, Clare- the Burren & Cliffs of Moher Geopark LIFE national conference on sustainable destination development through partnership; balancing conservation and tourism.[more]

Westport Study Day

11th October, Westport, Co Mayo- This is an opportunity to learn about the history, architecture, art, landscape and conservation of Westport House and town[more]

Landscape in its Complexity: The Planning Issue

21st November, Cork- An evening event to explore the special relationship between landscape and planning.[more]

Investing in Our Public Parks Why should we do it?

10th December, Dublin- The seminar will cover new research in several key aspects of public parks design and management; taking in ecology and biodiversity, planning and green infrastructure, with reference to current research...[more]

City of Dublin Winter Solstice Celebration

21st December, Dublin- In its 4th year, this grassroots community event is a unique gathering of people of all ethnicities and cultures for the ancient Celtic celebration of the darkest day of the year. [more]

Landscape Conference I: Landscape as Heritage in Policy

Gent, Belgium, 1-2 July 2013- CHeriScape, Cultural Heritage in Landscape Conference I: Landscape as Heritage in Policy. First conference announcement and call for posters .[more]

Uplands Community Partnership Conference

28 & 29th May Waterford- The conference aims to bring together established and emerging uplands community based groups to discuss current issues[more]

EUROPARC Annual Conference: "Understanding the value of nature"

28th September-1st October, Kerry- The EUROPARC Annual Conference: "Understanding the value of nature", will take place in Killarney. [more]

Cool Walks Lough Derg


Clare, Every Sunday- Enjoy relaxed walks through the Lough Derg surroundings. This area enjoys some of the most delightful scenery and heritage in the west of Ireland.[more]

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. [more]

Official Launch of Heritage Week

23rd August, Merrion Square Park, Dublin- We are teaming up with the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland for an archaeological extravaganza for the launch of Heritage Week. [more]

Connecting People with Places: Education Weekend in the Burren

27th Feb-1st March, 2015, Kinvara, Co Galway- Workshops and field trips for anyone that is interested in bringing heritage (natural, built or cultural) into the hearts and minds of their audiences.[more]

Spring and Early Summer Events on the Great Southern Trail

The Great Southern Trail (GST) is a unique 85km stretch of countryside in West Limerick/North Kerry. It is the route taken by the Limerick - Tralee railway line, which opened in 1867/1880 and closed in 1975/1977.[more]

Festival of Outdoor Learning

18th-19th April, Wicklow- Environmental Education Ireland are delighted to host the debut Festival of Outdoor Learning on April 18-19th, 2015 in the stunning Wicklow Mountains![more]

National Pilgrim Paths Day

4th April Nationwide- Easter Festival based on Ireland’s dense network of medieval pilgrim walking routes. Organised by the local communities adjacent to each of our principal penitential routes.[more]

Burren in Bloom

30th April-18th May, Co Clare- The Burren in Bloom Festival 2015 is nearly here with a series of illustrated talks and organised walks during the month of May. Walks are held on Wednesdays and Sundays with talks on Tuesdays and...[more]

South Munster Rail Tour

7th-12th May- Cork & Kerry-The Railway Preservation Society of Ireland announces its 46th Irish Railway Heritage Weekend. [more]

National Landscape Forum

25th June, Dublin- Landscape Alliance Ireland has convened a forum which the focus is on how best to deliver on the aspirations of the Landscape Strategy.[more]

Burren Winterage Weekend

22-25 October- Clare- Celebrating the unique farming traditions of the Burren, events will also highlight, celebrate and support the broader significance of pastoral farming in shaping much of the Irish landscape.[more]

CHeriScape Conference V: Landscape in Imagination and the Virtual Future

14-16 June 2016, Newcastle, UK. The concluding conference in this series will explore how futures that grow from the past can be explored and imagined through new forms of heritage and landscape representations, and thus how...[more]

Outdoor Education Conference

22nd April, Mayo- There is a growing enthusiasm for using the outdoor classroom as a powerful and unique medium for learning and development.[more]

Resourcing Upland Communities

26th & 27th May, Kerry- Bringing together community based groups which are concerned with caring for upland environments, sustaining hill farming and delivering the benefits of recreational development to local communities.[more]

Landscape Values, Place & Praxis

29th June-2nd July- This conference explores the values associated with places. [more]

National Heritage Week

20th-28th August, Nationwide- Explore 100 years of heritage with 1800 events which are taking place country wide. [more]

Dublin Bay UNESCO Biosphere Conference: Connecting People And Nature

26th October, Dublin- An insight into UNESCO's World Network of Biosphere Reserves and what Biospheres stand for as well as highlighting the work that is being done by a wide range of stakeholders within Dublin Bay Biosphere. [more]

Burren Winterage

27-30 October- This unique celebration of pastoral farming and its rich legacy of natural and cultural heritage will feature the winterage cattle drove, food fayre, herdsman’s walks, farm demonstration events and much more. [more]