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.
Find or identify heritage sites and explore heritage data sets anywhere in Ireland.
Ireland’s most comprehensive heritage resource, HeritageMaps.ie enables you locate a vast range of heritage-related sites and projects.
The HeritageMaps.ie viewer provides access to national heritage data sets in map form while incorporating additional contextual data from a wide range of online sources.
Its impressive spread of applications lets you:
- create customised maps with cross-disciplinary views;
- assess area and distance;
- identify points of interest;
- study local flora and fauna.
This project is co-ordinated by the Heritage Council, working with the Local Authority Heritage Officer network. It builds on the work carried out by the National Biodiversity Data Centre.
HeritageMaps.ie is a continuously-updated, accessible and easy-to-use discovery tool that is invaluable for academic, recreational, local and scientific research.
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.
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.