The Irish Upland Forum (IUF) is a voluntary body to assist upland communities to face the many economic, social and environmental challenges arising in the upland districts of Ireland.
The Irish Archives Resource (IAR) www.iar.ie is an online portal which contains searchable archival descriptions.
The purpose of the IAR Portal is to allow users to locate archives and records that are relevant to their research; to increase the use of archives by directing researchers to the relevant Archives Services; and to encourage the development and publication of comprehensive, standardised archive descriptions.
What work the Heritage Council is funding this year:
The IAR is undertaking a scoping project, jointly funded by the Heritage Council and the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs. This project will investigate how the IAR can facilitate the inclusion of more detailed, multi-level archives descriptions on its website, enhancing and enriching the available content and allowing researchers to discover even more archival collections.
HNVS is responsible for the administration of the Burren Programme, an agri-environment scheme that promotes conservation of the region’s heritage, environment and communities.
BIPG is a community group working to sustain the island population through the creation of employment, promoting community initiatives and supporting local businesses.