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Events Archive

CPD Training Module: Introduction to Landscape Character Assessment

By:The Heritage Council

The Heritage Councl and its Partners: Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland, Irish Landscape Institute, Irish Planning Institute, Royal Town Planning Institute are running A Pilot CPD Training Module: Introduction to...[more]

National Village Design Conference

By:Heritage Council

The National Village Design Conference took place at Slane Castle, Co. Meath, on 31 October 2008. If you would like to download presentations that were delivered at the conference click on the link above.[more]

Heritage Officer Training and Development Programme: Public Realm Plans

By:The Heritage Council

Heritage Officer Training and Development Programme: Public Realms Plan which took take place in Fethard, Co. Tipperary on Tuesday, 23rd June 2009 [more]

CPD Training Module: An Introduction to Landscape Character Assessment (LCA) Workshop September 2009

The CPD Training Course will be held on Wednesday 16th and Thursday 17th September 2009, Spanish Point and Tulla, County Clare[more]

LCA CPD Training Course

Wednesday 22nd & Thursday 23rd September 2010. Spanish Point and Tulla, County Clare. May course 80% booked![more]

'Planning for a Smarter Ireland' : IPI National Planning Conference

Thursday April 15th & Friday 16th April, 2010. Tullamore Court Hotel, Tullamore, Co Offaly.[more]

LCA CPD Training Course 26th & 27th May 2010

Wednesday 26th & Thursday 27th May 2010

Multi-Disciplinary CPD Training Workshop

Spanish Point and Tulla, County Clare[more]

Multi-Disciplinary LCA CPD Training Course — Course Dates in 2011

18th-19th May and 21st-22nd September 2011. [May course 80% booked!][more]

Maps and Texts: exploring the Irish Historic Towns Atlas

Seminar. 20th May 2011. Royal Irish Academy, Dublin.[more]

Multi-Disciplinary LCA CPD Training Course September 2011

Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd September 2011. Spanish Point and Tulla, Co. Clare. [UPDATED 20th September 2011][more]

Business Improvement District - Basics Seminar - London

Monday, 26th March 2012, London. This seminar provides you with a national and strategic overview, an explanation of the BID process, case studies from market towns to city centres and an opportunity to put questions to our BID...[more]

The Impacts of Climate Change on Northern Ireland - Conference

Thursday 16th February 2012. This conference will present the results of the major UK Climate Change Risk Assessment exercise.[more]

How to Turn a Place Around - Training Programme

March 8th & 9th, 2012, Dún Laoghaire. The conference is designed to help decision makers, activists, and others who work at the local level to make improvements to the places where they work and live.[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.


Introduction to Conservation Plans - 1 Day Course

29th March 2012. This course is being run by the Heritage Council as part of the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland (IAI) Continuous Professional Development Programme 2012. [more]

Purple Flag Initiative - Meeting, March 15th, Dublin

An initial meeting to launch the programme will take place in Dublin on 15th March and more locations are invited to attend with a view to joining the Pathfinder programme.[more]

Heritage in Tidy Towns - Seminar

24th March, Donegal. The event is aimed at existing ‘Tidy Towns’ committees as well as community groups, heritage groups, historical societies, communities and individuals interested in participating in the ‘Tidy Towns’...[more]

Irish Landscape Institute Public Lecture Series 2012 - Landscape, Archaeology & Visual Assessment

This presentation will address the importance of the Irish landscape for tourism, what our overseas tourists think of our landscape and how some of our best views are actually our best kept secrets! [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]

Irish Planning Institute National Planning Conference 2012

This conference will examine the existing and future context of planning in Ireland and investigate new challenges and emerging opportunities for planners and the planning profession.[more]

The Economic Value of Ireland's Historic Environment - Launch of Report

Dublin, 29th May. The report will be launched by Frank McDonald, Environment Correspondent, Irish Times.[more]

Badlands: Revisit, Reuse, Recreate

The Irish Landscape Institute Public Lecture Series 2012 continues with a lecture on recycled / reused / reinvented lands.[more]

Agricultural Diversification — Implications for Planning - CPD Events

6 September, Co. - Mid West Branch. Save the Date - more info to follow.[more]

Measuring the Sustainability of Communities - Seminar

17th Sept 2012, DIT, Dublin. As part of World Green Building Week, BREEAM Communities Manager, Helen Pineo will look at how BREEAM Communities fits within the existing masterplanning process.[more]

World Town Planning Day 2012 - OnlineConference

6/7th Nov, Online. This year the WTP Day online conference is being planned on the theme ‘Smart Communities Connect'. The conference is organised via the internet and no travel is required to attend. [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]

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]

Community-led Village Design Statement 'Toolkit' Workshop

The new Village Design Statement (VDS) ‘Toolkit’ will also be launched on the day and will provide the basis of the workshop.[more]

Landscapes of Resilience & Transformation: Irish Landscape Institute Conference

Nov 27th, Dublin. The conference will be launched by Lord Mayor of Dublin, Naoise Á“ MuirÁ, & the keynote address will be given by Dr. Kongjian Yu, Doctor of Design at Harvard GSDM & Professor and Dean, College of Architecture &...[more]

Picking Up the Pieces: Conference on Conservation & Planning

15th Nov, Dublin. This Irish Georgian Society conference will explore how current planning legislation & the current economic climate are affecting the sector, & aims to pinpoint not just problems but possibilities. [more]

8th World Alliance of Cities Against Poverty (WACAP) Forum

Feb 20th/ 21st 2013, Dublin. WACAP is a worldwide network of some 900 cities established by the United Nations Development Programme to work together to address urban challenges & crises in a collective and collaborative manner.[more]

Irish Landscape Institute - Talk: The National Landscape Strategy

13th Dec, Dublin. Alison Harvey, Planning Officer at the Heritage Council, will give a presentation on the National Landscape Strategy.[more]

Conference: Flood Protection & Heritage Conservation on Rivers & Streams

22-23 March 2013. Dresden, Germany. This international colloquium will address basic parameters and experiences from different geographic, political, economic and cultural contexts. [more]

Cooperating Across Boundaries: Resilience, Imagination, Vision & Information - Conference

7th Feb, Co. Down. This conference will consider what type of cooperative models we should be pursuing in the context of ongoing local government reform across the island of Ireland, continued austerity, the increasing...[more]

Irish Planning Institute 35th Annual Conference

25th & 26th April, Belfast. "Achieving Competitiveness & Promoting Innovation - The Future Role of Planning."[more]

Better Building Conference

24th April: The theme of the conference, now in its second year, is Leading Environmental Innovation in Europe, and it is organised in partnership with Enterprise Ireland by the Irish Green Building Council, Cultivate and the...[more]

Guinness-On-Liffey: Multiple Scenarios for Guinness Factory Regeneration' - Talk & Exhibition

March 4th-28th, Dublin. UCD School of Architecture will be opening this new exhibition on Monday 4th March at 6pm.[more]

Green Ports and Harbours Lecture

28th March, Dublin- This lecture explores the changing role of ports and harbours in Ireland and Europe as catalysts for new development in towns and cities. [more]

Planning Reform on the Island of Ireland: From Policy to PRACTICE

2nd May, Newry- With changes being made to both planning systems in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, this aptly timed seminar will provide plenty of opportunity for lively open debate and discussion.[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]

Introduction to YOUR Planning System

6th December- Learn more about how the Irish Planning System works and the opportunities for public participation that exist. [more]

Tidier Towns the Way Forward

12th February, Fermoy, Co Cork- The aim of the conference is to motivate community groups around the country to improve their areas. [more]

National Planning Conference

10 & 11th April, Limerick- The annual Irish Planning Institute Conference- 50 Years of Planning: Time to Lead Change and Plan for Growth[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]

Workshop: Community Energy

20th November, Dublin- 1 full day workshop, providing an insight into opportunities to plan, set up, and finance community energy.[more]

National Planning Conference 2015

16-17 April, Cork- 50 Years On: The Resurgence of Planning

Irish Planning Institute, 40th Anniversary National Planning Conference 2015[more]

Making Cities Work

15th & 16th October, Dublin- The Irish Planning Institute present Making Cities Work: Technology in Planning Practice[more]