Tidy Towns Heritage Award

Tidy Towns Heritage Award

1999 – ongoing

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.

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.

Overview

From its inception, the primary focus of the national TidyTowns Competition has been to encourage communities to improve their local environment and make their area a better place to live, work and visit. The competition aspect was an important element in developing friendly rivalry to boost standards across the board.

The Heritage Council has been involved with the TidyTowns Competition since 1999 and the number of entries has grown considerably each year since. The Heritage Council seeks to recognise projects that benefit heritage, involve the community and motivate people. The Council seeks also to encourage a better understanding of our heritage and the impact individual actions have upon it.

Getting Involved

The Heritage Award, sponsored by the Heritage Council, seeks to promote a greater awareness of the value of heritage to our quality of life and to sustainable economic development. With that in mind, The Heritage Council seeks to recognise projects that benefit heritage and support the community.

The Heritage Council wants to support people and projects that demonstrate the value of heritage and how it connects to our lives. The project must benefit the public and an aspect of heritage as set out in the Heritage Act. These include monuments, archaeological objects, heritage objects, architectural heritage, flora, fauna, wildlife habitats, landscapes, seascapes, wrecks, geology, heritage gardens and parks and inland waterways. Benefit is understood to mean enjoyment, conservation and/or identification.

Projects not considered
• New buildings or modern refurbishment of older buildings.
• New public or commemorative sculptures.
• Amenity works and environmental improvements.
This includes works such as seating, spot-lighting,
landscaping, curbing, provision of rubbish bins etc.

Closing date for entries was 25th May 2017. Nominations are now under assessment

All entries will be assessed by a panel of judges appointed by The Heritage Council.
For more details, please consult your TidyTowns Handbook or call 096-24309 or 
email: tidytowns@ahg.gov.ie or check out www.tidytowns.ie

TidyTowns Competition Terms and Conditions apply as appropriate.

Resources

Visit the TidyTowns website to download and/or view a wide range of resources for making your town a better place.

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