Assessment of Possible Fiscal Incentives in Relation to the Built Heritage in Ireland’ s Towns

Assessment of Possible Fiscal Incentives in Relation to the Built Heritage in Ireland’ s Towns

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

This report assesses if specified fiscal instruments and other measures could and should be used to incentivise investment in the built heritage in Irish towns.

Particular focus of the analysis is on assessing which fiscal incentives (i.e. tax allowances) might be most effective and beneficial. Various options are assessed using a multi-criteria analysis. The report concludes that a restructured
version of the Living Cities Initiative holds promise.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
  • Author(s): Peter Bacon
Community-Led Village Design Statements Toolkit: Workshop Document

Community-Led Village Design Statements Toolkit: Workshop Document

Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology /

The Community-Led Village Design Statement Toolkit was launched at the inaugural community-led VDS workshop, held in Kilkenny in October 2012. This document provides useful information on the background to the Toolkit for participants on the day.

The toolkit was prepared by the Heritage Council in partnership with Dublin City Council and Meath County Council; and in collaboration with the village communities of both Sandymount, Dublin and Julianstown, Co. Meath.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
Community Led Village Design Statements Toolkit

Community Led Village Design Statements Toolkit

Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology /

The toolkit sets out a step-by-step guide to undertaking a community-led VDS, using a collaborative and participative process. It has been developed in accordance with the UNECE Aarhus Convention and the European Landscape Convention.

While this toolkit deals specifically with community-led VDS, it is hoped that the information and guidance provided on relevant structures, processes, outputs and potential outcomes will enable and empower local communities throughout the island of Ireland to become involved in shaping their local environments.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
Built Heritage Conservation & Ecological Sustainable Development

Built Heritage Conservation & Ecological Sustainable Development

Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology /

This document examines many interesting overlaps between the building conservation and sustainable development.

The conservation of the built heritage has a contribution to make to the achievement of environmental balance in sustainable development.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
Record of Protected Structures compiled from Local Authority Lists

Record of Protected Structures compiled from Local Authority Lists

Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology /

This index is compiled from the Record of Protected Structures (RPS) held by each planning authority, the list changes annually but the document provides a record for 2011.

In 2011 the Heritage Council estimated that there are 38,171 protected structures in Ireland.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
Quanta Research: Grant Aid Building Conservation - Executive Summary

Quanta Research: Grant Aid Building Conservation - Executive Summary

Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology /

An executive summary of the report which examines existing grant-giving towards building conservation in Ireland. The study specifically set out to provide an analysis of the amounts of money that are offered (‘quanta’), and how effective they are.

This study on grant-giving in Ireland makes the case for continued state authority funding of a wide range of built heritage grants. The study also outlines the growing interest in ‘preventative maintenance’ and how to achieve value for money in grant-giving for building conservation. The Heritage Council received a grant in 2010 from the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government to implement the Government Policy on Architecture 2009 - 2015. 

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
  • Author(s): Carrig Conservation International Ltd in association with Louise Harrington & Integral Finance Technology Ltd.
Julianstown Village Design Statement Process Evaluation Report

Julianstown Village Design Statement Process Evaluation Report

Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology /

Evaluation of the Village Design Statement Process on our national pilot project Julianstown VDS.

Evaluation of the Village Design Statement process on our national pilot project Julianstown VDS.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
  • Author(s): Martin McCormack, Tipperary Institute
Guidance for the Care and Conservation and Recording of Historic Graveyards

Guidance for the Care and Conservation and Recording of Historic Graveyards

Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology Education & Training /

A guide for local communities with guidance and suggestions about the best way of keeping your graveyard in accordance with international best practice.

Keeping the graveyard in good condition is important to local people as it reflects pride in their parish and is an acknowledgement of the contribution our ancestors made to its development. This publication aims to provide local communities with guidance and suggestions.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
  • Author(s): The Heritage Council
Economic Value of Ireland's Historic Environment

Economic Value of Ireland's Historic Environment

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

A study to determine the value of Ireland's Historic Environment to the country's economic and social well-being.

A core aim of the study has been to determine the current value of economic activity generated by Ireland's historic environment: primarily through quantifying levels of employment and national income which may be attributed, both directly and indirectly. The study has also identified the wider community benefits or public goods that Ireland's historic environment provides, and has assessed the potential for Ireland's historic environment to aid sustainable growth and economic recovery.

  • Published by: Ecorys