The Dept. of Environment, Community & Local Gevernment has formally requested the use of the Heritage Council's Community-led Village Design Statement (VDS) Toolkit to demonstrate the implementation of the UNECE Aarhus Convention...
At the launch, Michael Starrett, Chief Executive at the Heritage Council stated that the objective of the scheme is to facilitate and empower local communities to reach their potential through support and capacity building.
Over the past weekend many of us were saddened to learn of the death of Dr Billy Colfer. Billy was a member of the Heritage Council from 2005 – 2010.
A great new website has been set up at www.podcasts.ie which delivers high-quality, free audio content from Irish writers of poetry, prose and song as well as radio documentaries and story telling about Irish culture, heritage...
This report presents the findings of the Co. Louth Visitor Survey 2012 conducted between June and August 2012. By far the most popular reason for visiting the county was to visit Heritage Sites at 18%.
The Fulbright Commission of Ireland is seeking expressions of interest from Irish institutions to bring a Fulbright Specialist to their institution for two to six weeks.
The Heritage Council, in partnership with the Dept. of Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht, has allocated €100,000 towards this call for cultural heritage research projects.
The Heritage Council has sadly learned of the tragic death of Niall Doherty - son of Eileen Doherty - a prominent member and former Chair of Roscrea Tidy Towns Committee and also member of the Steering Group for the Roscrea Town...
The toolkit sets out a step-by-step guide to undertaking a community-led VDS in Ireland, using a collaborative & participative process. It has been developed in accordance with the UNECE Aarhus Convention & the European Landscape...
The strategy aims to improve Dublin’s attractiveness to those who live, work in or visit the city by agreeing standards for how the public realm is planned, designed and managed.
Buncrana Lighthouse, Co. Donegal has won 1st Prize at the TidyTowns Heritage Awards 2012. A number of other Heritage Council-supported communities also won awards.
The new National Community-led Village Design Statement (VDS) ‘Toolkit’ will also be launched on the day and will provide the basis of the workshop.
Important opportunity for funding to charities, academic institutions, local authorities, and professional organisations working on Built Environment projects.
The June issue of the online resource - Irish Environment has just been published with a new design which includes a search function, Blog, Twitter and Facebook.
The Awards aim to highlight the best examples of planning practice and to raise the standard of townscape design and planning awareness both within the public and private sectors.
getthere.ie is a transport website providing public and private bus and rail information for Ireland, North and South.
Julianstown Village Design Statement (VDS) Shortlisted.
Presentations and reports now available to download
Minister Jimmy Deenihan T.D. launched the community-led Sandymount Village Design Statement (VDS) in the Sandymount Hotel on the evening of the 7th September 2011.
Heritage Council observations
Response to the Revised Environmental Impact Statement, (January 2011), (ABP Ref. No. PL10.HA0014), April 2011
All are invited to a meeting on the draft Abbeyleix Sustainable Communities Plan in Abbeyleix Heritage House on Monday 18th April 2011, at 8.00 p.m.
The draft Plan will present a draft vision and strategy for the future...
Comments submitted here relate primarily to Volume 1 Chapter Seven: Heritage, Appendix F
Comments submitted here relate primarily to Chapter 16- Landscape, Chapter 17- Natural Heritage and associated elements of other chapters. Submission to Clare County Council, 2nd April 2010.
Submission in relation to the Fethard Draft Local Area Plan 2010
A National ‘Pilot’ for the Heritage Council’s Village Design Statement (VDS) Programme II. Launched by Minister Ciarán Cuffe T.D, October 2010.
Presentation by Alison Harvey on the 27th of July 2010 held in Balbriggan Town Hall.
The Heritage Council and eight partner institutes have won the Irish Landscape Institute (ILI) 'President’s Award' 2009 for the design and delivery of their All-Island, Multi-disciplinary Introduction to Landscape Character...
The Irish Planning Institute National Planning Awards 2010 will take place on Friday, 12th February 2010 in Dublin.
Following an in-depth public consultation, the drafting of the first Public Realm Plan for the historic town of Wicklow is now complete.
The Heritage Council introduced the concept of Public Realm Plans (PRPs) in 2006 through the work of its all-island initiative — the Irish Walled Towns Network (IWTN).