Acknowledging Heritage Council Funding

Acknowledging Heritage Council Funding

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Every organisation receiving funding for a project through The Heritage Council’s grants schemes must publicly acknowledge this support. Acknowledgement identifies that you are part of a movement that values heritage, cares for its community and encourages interest, ownership and
engagement in this precious legacy.

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  • Author(s): The Heritage Council
Children and the Outdoors

Children and the Outdoors

Market Research & Economic Evaluation Education & Training /

Contact with the outdoors and natural heritage among children aged 5 to 12: Current trends, benefits, barriers and researdh requirements

The research was conducted for the Heritage Council at University College Cork under Professor Ursula Kilkelly of the School of Law. The research team was: Dr Helen Lynch and Alice Moore, School of Occupational Therapy and Occupational Science; Dr Angela O’Connell and Sarah C Field, School of Law.

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Bored of boards! – Ideas for interpreting heritage site

Bored of boards! – Ideas for interpreting heritage site

Heritage Tourism & Recreation /

Done well, heritage interpretation can enhance the visitor experience. It may also strengthen the relationship between the site and those who live around it.

Furthermore, by improving the attractiveness of a site, interpretation can lead to economic benefits for the wider area. Done badly, it can inaccurately communicate the meanings of the site and alienate those who visit. It can also physically damage the historic material if poorly specified and installed.

Currently, the interpretation of Ireland’s historic places is dominated by panels. Although very useful, there is more to interpretation than just the use of text heavy boards. The primary objective of this document is to show what other media can be used. Nonetheless, some guidance on interpretive panels is provided. Most of the methods shown are durable, low maintenance and relatively low tech.

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  • Author(s): Irish Walled Towns Network
Heritage Council Priorities 2016 and Beyond

Heritage Council Priorities 2016 and Beyond

Corporate Publications /

Based on its experience of developing a national heritage infrastructure, the Heritage Council is now proposing a series of community initiatives that will help ensure that the social and economic benefits of protecting and enhancing our national heritage are realised by local communities throughout the country.

This approach emphasises the benefits of empowering communities to enhance the places where they live, work and socialise, in both rural and urban Ireland.The document sets out six clear proposals aimed at empowering communities to manage and benefit from their local heritage.

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Conserving Hedgegrows

Conserving Hedgegrows

Natural Heritage & Biodiversity /

Hedges are important heritage features. Varying greatly in form and species, they help to form the local and regional character of the landscape.

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Heritage Maps

Heritage Maps

Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology Heritage Tourism & Recreation Natural Heritage & Biodiversity Museums, Archives & Cultural Heritage Underwater & Maritime Heritage Landscapes /

Find out about the online mapping discovery tool

Policy Proposals for Ireland’s Towns

Policy Proposals for Ireland’s Towns

Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology /

“...to spell out the instrumental benefits of heritage-led urban renewal for Irish society and economic recovery.”

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Up the Town

Up the Town

Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology /

Many Irish towns have unique features - significant historical monuments, beautiful riverside walks and fine architectural

heritage. This publication aims to celebrate these individual attributes that add so much distinctive character to our towns for locals and visitors to enjoy.

Despite the uniqueness of many individual Irish towns, they still manage to share a range of common components that include: a formal street layout, public spaces, street scapes, and landscaping. It is, however, the manner in which these components are arranged that the uniqueness of individual towns emerges. 

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Regenerating Ireland’s historic towns and villages

Regenerating Ireland’s historic towns and villages

Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology /

Over the past ten years the heritage council has sought via the Irish Walled Towns Network, community-led village design statements, the heritage officer network and the pilot historic towns initiative to empower the residents of ireland’s town and villages through knowledge and modest financial support. 

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  • Author(s): Irish Walled Towns Network
Heritage Outlook: 20th Anniversary Issue

Heritage Outlook: 20th Anniversary Issue

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A special edition of the Heritage Council's magazine celebrating the organisation's 20 year anniversary.

The issue features a selection of articles from Ireland's leading academics, professionals, practitioners and policy makers examining the critical achievements in heritage over the last 20 years and highlighting the issues that will be central to the sector's development in to the future.

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