Conservation

European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018

European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018

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.

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.

GLAS Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme

GLAS Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme

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) 

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.

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.

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.

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.