Donegal's new County Heritage Plan is currently being prepared. Anyone with an interest in the heritage of County Donegal is invited to make a submission.
Ireland’s unique hedgerow network is receiving the recognition it deserves with the establishment of a National Hedgerow Database and a Hedgerow Appraisal System
Proposals are invited from companies to provide enhanced visitor experiences at OPW sites nationwide.
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.
100 great stories about Offaly's Heritage. Did you know? . . one of Ireland’s last public hangings took place at Tullamore Gaol . . Croghan Hill is a volcano . . .a U.S. president is descended from a Moneygall shoemaker. Read...
Research papers wanted from all professional and academic fields concerned with funerals, graveyards, cemeteries, and the cultural heritage which surrounds them.
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.
The IMA have issued a call for papers for the IMA Annual Conference in Waterford, on Friday 21 February 2014. The overall theme is 'Museums and Memory: Challenging Histories'.
Grants will initially focus on new work on castles such as architectural and geophysical surveys or scientific tests such as radio-carbon dating as well as projects to enhance the general public’s understanding of castles such as...
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:
The Dublinia Heritage Project is a combined training and work experience course. It is eleven months in duration, with thirty training places available. The participants are trained to become tour guides and benefit from work...
The Historic Towns Research Award is awarded by the Irish Walled Towns Network to one final year degree student and one taught masters student whose dissertation or thesis has skilfully explored issues into making Ireland’s...
Ireland’s first crowd-sourced humanities project, The Letters of 1916: Creating History, aims to create a large scale digital collection of letters written for the six months before and after the Easter Rising.
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...
St John's Parish Heritage group, Co. Roscommon won the Heritage Award for their work on the Rindoon Project as part of the Tidy Towns Awards.
The Department of Archaeology, UCC, is offering short courses to those working in the commercial archaeology sector in Ireland. These courses are taught to NQR Level 9 standard (taught masters).
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 Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht confirmed the provision of €2.6 million funding for Aran Islands conservation under the EU's LIFE+ programme.
Interested in up-skilling in the construction industry to take advantage of career opportunities in the care and maintenance of old buildings?WIT is launching a new BSc course in Applied Conservation.
Eleven of Ireland’s museums were today recognised for high standards in the management of the museum, care of collections and visitor services under the Museum Standards Programme for Ireland.
The app has detailed descriptions of trails around Lough Derg with all the points of interest along the way.
The Secret Life of the Shannon Series will be broadcast on RTE1 at 6.30pm on 26th May & 2nd June 2013.
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.
The Century Ireland project is an online historical newspaper that tells the story of the events of Irish life a century ago. It's published on a fortnightly basis, beginning in May 2013.
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.
The Minister of State at the Department of Communications, Energy and Natural Resources, Fergus O’Dowd, T.D. invites members of the public and interested parties to send written submissions for consideration by the Department in...
A new website containing a database of 3D images of Ogham stones from all around Ireland has recently been launched.
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.
The Heritage Council’s Irish Walled Towns Network (IWTN) has won a highly sought after European heritage award.
The project teams up young people with architects and a filmmaker to investigate architecture and urban design in their own neighbourhoods.
The National Biodiversity Data Centre is delighted to announce that Dr. Don C.F. Cotton was presented with the Distinguished Recorder Award 2012 at a special ceremony in Dublin on Thursday 22nd November.
More than 21% of the land has some kind of protected status in the 39 countries which work with the European Environment Agency (EEA).
Feedback from organisers, speakers and attendees is now available online. This unique event brought together leading national and international thinkers and practitioners who specialise in the theme of place-based learning.
The Cathedral’s new digital learning exhibition allows smart-phone users free access to online videos through a series of QR Codes placed around the building.
Time to explore the old Limerick to Tralee railway line!
Congratulations to the Old Library in Trinity College Dublin; Pearse Museum OPW in St. Enda’s Park Rathfarnham; and Castletown House OPW in Co. Kildare who were today awarded full accreditation by the Heritage Council under the...
The Heritage Council has chosen Roscrea, among only a handful of Irish towns to put in place a public realm plan.
Courses include birdwatching, wildlife photography and nature spotting
This map was created using GIS and will allow you to zoom down to sections of the Shannon and canals covered under the Heritage Council's Corridor Studies.
This conference examined how the heritage resources of a town can help it recover from the recession. If you missed this conference back in January - watch the video clips of the speakers' presentations.