Marine Content

Our maritime heritage has cultural, physical and ecological dimensions. It embraces the legacies of past generations their traditions and natural features of both coastal and offshore environments.

Events Archive

Marine Biology Summer School

with marine biologist Dr Sarah Varian in the National Sea Life Centre Bray. Starts 11th August.[more]

Annual Meeting of Irish Freshwater Biologists 2011

Saturday, 5th of March 2011. Medical Biology Centre, Queens University, Belfast.[more]

Marine Biology Summer School

With marine biologist Dr Sarah Varian and team in the National Sea Life Centre Bray."¨"¨[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]

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]

Simbiosys - Integrating Biodiversity Research, Policy and Practice

June 28th, Dublin. This conference will examine sectoral impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem services, including aquaculture and wind farms; bioenergy crops and road development; and policy implications.[more]

International Symposium - The Spanish Armada Wrecks in Ireland

This exciting Irish maritime event will be visited by expert underwater archaeologists, surveyors, historians, authors, training officers and divers from Ireland and England. [more]

Uisce agus Beatha — Water & Life: Galway Maritime Exhibition

September, Co. Galway - The Galway City Heritage Office has organised an exhibition of old photographs associated with maritime and water heritage at Galway City Museum/Musaem Cathrach.[more]

Kids’ and Teens’ Marine Biology Summer School

A summer school with an ocean of difference![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]

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]

2nd All Ireland Mammal Symposium

26-27 October, Dublin - AIMS2012 follows on from the highly successful AIMS2009, the two-day meeting hopes to encourage growth in positive public attitudes to our mammalian wildlife heritage.[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]

Marconi Heritage Weekend

Clifden, Co. Galway, 12th-14th Oct. The Italian inventor and entrepreneur who built his transatlantic wireless telegraphy station in Derrigimlagh will be celebrated over the course of this weekend.[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]

Below the Surface: Maritime Talks Series

1st Wednesday of every month, Nov 2012 - April 2013, Dublin. Enthralling stories of Ireland’s exciting, seafaring past - from 11th century Vikings & the Dublin slave trade to 17th century pirates, 18th century emigration, & 19th...[more]

Talk - Grace O'Malley - Ireland's Maritime Icon

9th Jan 2013, Dublin. The next presentation in the Maritime Lecture Series that is taking place aboard the Jeanie Johnston, Tall Ship and Famine Museum, berthed on Dublin's Custom House Quay. [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]

Whale Watching Courses on Cape Clear

31st May-2nd June, 26th-28th July & 13th-15th September Cape Clear Island, West Cork. Looking for a weekend with a difference? Why not join the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) on a whale-watching course.[more]

Summer Evenings Entertainment aboard Tall Ship "Gulden Leeuw"

23rd May 2013-Carlingford, Co Louth. As part of the gathering weekend. Dundalk Chamber are delighted to announce that they will put on an exclusive summer evening’s entertainment aboard the Tall ship “Gulden Leeuw ”.[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]

Lecture: Lost at Sea? Ships’ Printers and Printing

21st November, Dublin- The large ocean liners of the early to mid-twentieth century have become symbols of both luxury and tragedy. Ephemera associated with them have always held souvenir status and is now highly sought after by...[more]

Whale and Dolphin conservation in Irish waters

28th February, Cork- Illustrated talk by Pádraig Whooley, IWDG in support of whale and dolphin conservation in Irish waters.[more]

Wild Ireland Tour

1st-31st August, Nationwide- Join Liam Lysaght, Director of the National Biodiversity Data Centre on A trip around Ireland to celebrate Ireland’s wildlife. [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]

Lecture: The Asgard, from Launch to Gun Running to Conservation

20th November, Dublin- The History of Asgard, from Launch to Gun Running to Conservation is the title of a lecture by Pat Murphy.[more]

Coastwatch: Blue Info Days

25th & 26th April, Wexford- Blue Info Days' is aimed at the general public including families and students who want to enjoy the sea and care for it, as well as those professionally engaged in the sea, monitoring and harvesting...[more]

Programme of Events

4th Annual Doolin Heritage Weekend

By:Michelle Fennell

20th & 21st June, Co Clare- A weekend to celebrate the archaeology, historical traditions and heritage of Doolin. [more]

National Heritage Week

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