Welcome to the Landscape News section where you can find out all the latest news about Landscape from The Heritage Council. Click on the news articles below for more information.
We are delighted to announce that we are now open for grant applications. The theme this year is conservation and management of our heritage i.e. buildings, heritage structures, objects, collections and wildlife sites
In November 2015, a seminar was held in Dublin with the aim of exploring new developments in LCA and ways of implementing the National Landscape Strategy.
In 2015, the Heritage Council offered grant assistance to the value of €547,000 to 197 fantastic heritage projects around the country. We've highlighted just 10 of those projects below to give you a flavour of the diverse work...
Burren & Cliffs of Moher Geopark, Copper Coast Geopark and Marble Arch Caves Global Geopark are now all UNESCO Global Geoparks and can be regarded alongside other designations such as World Heritage Sites.
The Scheme targets the management of Ancient, Old and Emerging (scrub) native woodland and the establishment of new native woodlands on greenfield sites.
Announcement of first phase of Fáilte Ireland capital investment for key attractions as well as funding for initial signage.
This year we are a newbie to the global green village. Come along to our heritage hub, share your story with us and help us create a community soundscape. Have a go at our giant picnic puzzle and win a chance to stay in a special...
Research carried out by Behaviour and Attitudes last month on behalf of the Heritage Council had some good news about people’s interest in and involvement in heritage locally.
The National Landscape Forum is set to kick-start the recently launched if effectively ‘stalled before it started’ National Landscape Strategy with an interactive dynamic panel of speakers from Ireland and the UK.
Register your event by 7th June for inclusion in our National Heritage Week Guide.
On Wednesday 13th May,an Oireachtas Information Day was held for TDs and Senators from all over the country.
Our Community-based Heritage Grants Scheme supports the continuing conservation and development of Irish heritage through local community based groups
Ready, steady, go! Event registration for National Heritage Week 2015 is now open.
Sligo County Council, together with the County Sligo Heritage Forum, is preparing the third Heritage Plan for Sligo and is seeking your views on the key priorities and opportunities for Sligo’s heritage over the next five years.
If you are interested in finding ways to make nature count in economic and political decision-making then register and get involved.
The Heritage Council intends to allocate the sum of €600,000 to its Community-based Heritage Grants Scheme in 2015.
Aoife Mulacahy has been appointed Heritage Officer for County Leitrim.
Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Heather Humphreys is reviewing Section 40 of the Wildlife Act which sets the times for the cutting of hedges and burning of vegetation.
Clare County Council, in partnership with Loop Head Tourism, The Heritage Council and Fáilte Ireland, launched the Loop Head and Kilkee Heritage Trail on the Wild Atlantic Way
The annual award is open to any entity involved in activities related to Natura 2000. Local and national authorities, businesses, site managers, land owners, NGOs, educational institutions and individuals
Would you like to sponsor the largest cultural event in Ireland with almost 1000 organisations and individuals involved in hosting 1800 unique events over 9 days?
We have issued a preliminary notice for a new INSTAR research call with a closing date of Friday 7th November 2014. The theme for projects is Landscape and Settlement.
Over the next eight days, over 400,000 people are expected to take part in National Heritage Week which runs from Saturday 23rd August until Sunday 31st August. This year a new record with over 1800 events are due to take place.
2014 marks the UN 20th Anniversary of the International Year of the Family. The theme for National Heritage Week 2014 is 'generations exploring heritage together’. Find out more about what events are happening in your area.
The Heritage Council welcomes the publication of the Government’s Draft National Landscape Strategy by the Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht on the 1st July.
Heritage Maps brings together heritage data from government departments, state agencies and local authorities to produce our wide range of data sets, many of which have never been shown publicly before!
Loophead Tourism network have developed a training course which will enable participants to identify and utilise the heritage resources of their local area in the development of sustainable tourism products.
The Heritage Council as a national statutory body seeks to ensure that the development of the renewable energy sector in Ireland can be carried out in harmony with our unique and world-renowned national heritage.
Historic Waterford –The Coast is a new Heritage Tourism Guide on the archaeology and built heritage of the Waterford Coastline from Cheekpoint to the Blackwater Estuary.
Minister for Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Mr Pat Rabbitte, T.D. announces the commencement of the first phase of public consultation on the proposed Renewable Energy Export Policy and Development Framework.
The 2012 print run quickly disappeared due to popular demand, but copies are now available and can be obtained free-of-charge from Fingal County Council:
A passage-tomb was discovered in in Boyne Valley by the Heritage Council Funded ‘Boyne Valley Landscapes Project’, a collaborative research project led by researchers from University College Dublin and Dundalk Institute of...
National Heritage Week 2013 which takes place nationwide from 17th – 25th August 2013, looks set to reach a record total of 1700 events this year, the majority of which will be FREE to attend
Summer has arrived and as many thousands of people venture into the outdoors to enjoy our beautiful beaches, forests, parks, mountains and lakes, Leave No Trace Ireland is encouraging everyone to enjoy the outdoors responsibly.
The app has detailed descriptions of trails around Lough Derg with all the points of interest along the way.
An Taisce have announced the International Blue Flag Award and the National Green Coast Award recipients for 2013.
The Graduate Diploma and Graduate Certificate in World Heritage Conservation are part-time, online, distance learning courses.
Undertaken in the years 1656-1658 by the Cromwellian regime, the Down Survey of Ireland is the first ever detailed land survey on a national scale anywhere in the world!
A new Heritage Plan for County Monaghan by Monaghan County Council was launched recently by Conor Newman, Heritage Council Chairman and Monaghan Mayor Cllr. Hugh McElvaney.
In the year of The Gathering, people are encouraged to get involved in National Heritage Week 2013 by organising an event in their community and showcase their local natural and cultural heritage
Derek Mooney, with the help of Praeger’s 1937 book ‘The Way That I Went’, will go on an epic journey around Ireland and Europe, looking back 20,000 years to unravel the true enigma surrounding Ireland’s unique and stunning eco...
This biennial award will recognize examples of best practices in greenways under three categories: Excellence Awards, Exemplary initiatives & Tourism Product in Greenways.