Tralee Town Centre Health Check

Tralee Town Centre Health Check

Market Research & Economic Evaluation Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology Heritage Tourism & Recreation /

The Tralee Town Centre Health Check Report 2017 focuses on the survey results of a number of key indicators of the overall health of the town centre including: level of town centre activities, land use/commercial mix, pedestrian footfall patterns and business operators and shoppers’ perceptions of the quality of the environment of the historic county town. 

  • Published by: Kerry County Council and The Heritage Council
Adopt a Monument: Guidance for Community Archaeology Projects

Adopt a Monument: Guidance for Community Archaeology Projects

Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology Education & Training /

This manual provides guidance on understanding and recording monuments, care and conservation, interpretation, communications, funding as well as health and safety. Aimed at the participants of our Adopt a Monument Programme but also communities the length and breadth of Ireland, and even internationally, who are interested in engaging in heritage projects.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
  • Author(s): Roisin Burke, Neil Jackman and Conor Ryan, Abarta Audio Guides
Tourism for Towns

Tourism for Towns

Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology Heritage Tourism & Recreation /

An introduction to developing a sustainable tourism sector in your historic town

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
National Landcover and Habitat Mapping Programme for Ireland

National Landcover and Habitat Mapping Programme for Ireland

Natural Heritage & Biodiversity Landscapes /

This report presents the findings of a use case analysis and economic value study for a national landcover and habitat mapping programme for Ireland, carried out in 2016. 

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
Acknowledging Heritage Council Funding

Acknowledging Heritage Council Funding

General /

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.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
  • 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.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
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.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
  • 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.

  • Author(s): The Heritage Council
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.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council