The Heritage Council is involved in many initiatives to protect, preserve and enhance our heritage. In this section you will find information about our initiatives related to Marine.
Climate Change Review
The Heritage Council, along with Fáilte Ireland, commissioned this review to better inform policy, research and grant support. The main finding of the review is that the heritage of Ireland's coast is at particular risk, which will impact on tourism-related activity.
Heritage Council Maritime Heritage Leaflet Series
Over the past 5 years, the Heritage Council has commissioned and published seven leaflets on little known aspects of Ireland’s maritime heritage. These range from land-based cultural heritage such as the Hook Peninsula to the lesser known inhabitants of the sea such as sharks and jellyfish.
Heritage & Traditional Boats
In 2007, the Heritage Council set up a working group on Maritime and Inland Waterways Collections which advises on how best to proceed with the recommendations of an Audit of Maritime Collections, published in 2006.
Marine & Coastal Heritage Directory
This web-based directory on marine and coastal heritage provides an information source for those initiating or taking part in projects in the coastal zone.
In November 2002, the Heritage Council commissioned the Coastal and Marine Resources Centre (CMRC) in Cork to compile BiblioMara, an annotated, indexed bibliography on the cultural and built heritage of the Irish coastal zone.
Review of Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) & Principles of Best Practice
In November 2002, the Heritage Council commissioned the Coastal and Marine Resources Centre (CMRC) in Cork to carry out a review of best practice in Integrated Coastal Zone Management (ICZM) at a national and international scale.