2018 will be the European Year of Cultural Heritage, a year of events, activities and celebrations all around Europe to get people interested and involved in cultural heritage.
A ‘pilot’ National Town Centre Health Check Training Programme in conjunction with 7 participating towns across the country, to help monitor and drive the development of the town centre going forward.
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.
The IWTN supports and celebrates Irish walled towns through strategic input and funding of conservation, training and promotional programmes.
MSPI promotes professional standards in the care of collections in Irish museums and galleries. The programme recognises the achievement of those standards through accreditation.
Find or identify heritage sites and explore heritage data sets anywhere in Ireland.
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.
Towards the end of August each year we celebrate Ireland’s natural, built and cultural heritage with an inspiring, informative and enjoyable programme of events.
An annual grants scheme for the conservation and repair of traditional farm buildings and related structures for farmers in the Green Low-Carbon Agri-Environment Scheme (GLAS)
A scheme to help communities become actively involved in the conservation and interpretation of their local archaeological and cultural heritage sites.
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.
Initiative to collect and disseminate data on Irish pollinators and to devise positive actions to support pollinator conservation in Ireland.
A national, integrated online resource that provides access to a broad and fascinating range of Irish historical archives.
A research and funding programme that supports Irish archaeology projects, promotes collaboration and partnerships, and features an online archaeology resource.
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.
A pilot initiative for maintaining heritage integrity and improving the quality of our historic towns and villages for residents and tourists.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Detail of significant archaeological investigations in Ireland which had not been featured widely in printed publications previous to 2004.
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.
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.