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Town Centre Health Check Training Programme

Town Centre Health Check Training Programme

A ‘pilot’ National Town Centre Health Check Training Programme in conjunction with 10 participating towns across the country, to help monitor and drive the development of the town centre going forward. 

Community-led Village Design Statements

Community-led Village Design Statements

A collaborative approach to village planning and design that gives local communities a real voice in deciding how their villages are planned and shaped for the future.

Irish Walled Towns Network

Irish Walled Towns Network

The IWTN supports and celebrates Irish walled towns through strategic input and funding of conservation, training and promotional programmes.

Museum Standards Programme for Ireland

Museum Standards Programme for Ireland

MSPI promotes professional standards in the care of collections in Irish museums and galleries. The programme recognises the achievement of those standards through accreditation.

Heritage Maps

Heritage Maps

Find or identify heritage sites and explore heritage data sets anywhere in Ireland.

Heritage in Schools Scheme

Heritage in Schools Scheme

Encourage greater awareness in your school of Ireland’s rich natural and cultural heritage with an engaging and stimulating visit from one of our Heritage in School experts.

National Heritage Week

National Heritage Week

This is Ireland’s greatest annual celebration of heritage featuring an entertaining, informative, educational and inspirational programme of events.

Adopt a Monument

Adopt a Monument

A scheme to help communities become actively involved in the conservation and interpretation of their local archaeological and cultural heritage sites.

Conservation Internships

Conservation Internships

The programme is run in partnership with the Chester Beatty Library, the National Gallery of Ireland, the National Library of Ireland, The National Archives and Trinity College Dublin.

Irish Pollinator Initiative

Irish Pollinator Initiative

Initiative to collect and disseminate data on Irish pollinators and to devise positive actions to support pollinator conservation in Ireland.

Irish Archives Resource

Irish Archives Resource

A national, integrated online resource that provides access to a broad and fascinating range of Irish historical archives.

Brú na Bóinne Research Framework

Brú na Bóinne Research Framework

The framework assesses current knowledge and research of this amazing UNESCO World Heritage Site and proposes a strategy for future research with a view to its sustainable management.

Historic Towns Initiative

Historic Towns Initiative

A pilot initiative for maintaining heritage integrity and improving the quality of our historic towns and villages for residents and tourists.

The National Public Realm Plan Programme

The National Public Realm Plan Programme

Supporting collaborative projects that assess the functions, unique selling points, quality of public spaces and civic landmarks in historic towns in order to formulate and develop visionary plans for their future development.

BiblioMara

BiblioMara

This extensive bibliography is a valuable resource for any researcher or student of Ireland’s coastal and maritime culture and heritage. BiblioMara is equally valuable for local heritage projects in coastal areas.

Coastal Heritage

Coastal Heritage

This directory contains a wealth of information for anyone interested in researching, studying or finding out more about Irish coastal geology, flora, fauna, climate, archaeology, built heritage and people.

Our Role in the Planning Process

Our Role in the Planning Process

The Heritage Council provides independent advice, advocacy and programmes on a wide range of critical environmental planning matters at local county, regional, national and international level.

The Beara Breifne Way

The Beara Breifne Way

Ireland’s longest walking trail gives walkers the opportunity to immerse themselves in the great range of beautiful landscapes from the Beara Peninsula in Co. Cork to Blacklion in Co. Cavan.

Landscape

Landscape

The Heritage Council recommends that the principles of shared ownership and shared responsibility for our landscape should be reflected in planning legislation which is both inclusive and participatory.

Mayglass Farmstead

Mayglass Farmstead

The Mayglass Farmstead is an exemplar and rare survivor of a type of two-storied thatched rural dwelling of the Irish vernacular tradition and one of the most significant conservation projects ever carried out by The Heritage Council.

Tidy Towns Heritage Award

Tidy Towns Heritage Award

The TidyTowns Heritage Award has been sponsored by the Heritage Council to encourage a greater awareness of the value of our heritage to our quality of life and to sustainable economic development.

Island Wildlife Weekend

Island Wildlife Weekend

Island Wildlife Weekend brings together experts and members of the public to explore the rich diversity of life found on five of our offshore islands.

Heritage Portal

Heritage Portal

Heritage Portal is a free, online resource which features heritage-related news, research findings, job vacancies, technical literature and information on funding opportunities and events across Europe.