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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.

Town Centre Health Check Training Programme

Town Centre Health Check Training Programme

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. 

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.

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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.