Adopt a Monument

Adopt a Monument

2015 – ongoing

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

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

Overview

Our ancient history has bestowed on us a wealth of monuments that need care and attention to ensure that they survive for future generations to enjoy.

Through the Adopt a Monument Scheme we provide expertise, mentoring and support to encourage communities to ‘adopt’ a monument in their area in order to ensure ongoing maintenance and greater protection through increased civic value.

Aims and Objectives

This is an innovative way of bringing monuments and local heritage from the periphery into the heart of a community.

We want to help community groups embrace their heritage, site be it a prehistoric tomb, stone circle, medieval town wall, castle, church, bridge, graveyard, landed estate, mine, kiln, mill, traditional house or battlefield.

Our vision is that the chosen monument will serve as a focal point for heritage-related, educational and recreational activities and will encourage greater interpretation and understanding.

The Scheme offers opportunities to:

  • become actively involved in the conservation and interpretation of heritage sites in your local area;

  • collaborate and work together as a community;

  • participate in community development;

  • boost regional tourism, business and employment opportunities;

  • develop and understand the story of your locality and

  • keep active and learn new skills.

Update

There are currently five projects in the 2016 pilot scheme.
Further details on the 2016 participants and the programme

The Heritage Council launches 2017 Adopt a Monument Programme
The Heritage Council has issued a call for communities to nominate the forgotten and lonely monuments in their community that are desperately in need of care and attention under the 2017 Adopt a Monument Scheme.
Read the full Press Release 

Download the complete the application form here msword
Download the complete the application form here pdf

****National Monuments that are in state care cannot be included in this scheme.
To check if your monument is in state care, please click here ****


Closing date for completed applications is: Sunday 19th February (midnight)

Please email completed application forms and accompanying files to:
adoptamonument@heritagecouncil.ie 

Resources & Getting Involved

Is there a lonely monument in your locality that would benefit from some care and attention? Apply now to be part of our programme.

You can follow the Adopt a Monument project on Twitter at or find us on Facebook 
Further details on the 2016 participants and the programme

If you have any questions about the scheme please contact us at: adoptamonument@heritagecouncil.ie

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