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
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
Irish Towns Research

Irish Towns Research

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

This report, commissioned by The Heritage Council and researched by Ignite Research provides a snapshot of what people think about Irish towns and what people expect from the areas they wish to live in.

Heritage Awareness Survey 2015

Heritage Awareness Survey 2015

Market Research & Economic Evaluation /

Research carried out by Behaviour and Attitudes in March 2015 on behalf of the Heritage Council had some good news about people’s interest in and involvement in heritage locally. 

Despite the increasingly fragmented nature of our media and the growing pull towards a more individualistic lifestyle we still find time to contribute to our places, be it volunteering in towns, villages or more rural settings and have a growing understanding of the value of heritage as it contributes to our identify, well-being and economy. 

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  • Published by: The Heritage Council
  • Author(s): Elaine Sloane, Behaviour and Attitudes
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
Operating A Business in Ireland

Operating A Business in Ireland

Market Research & Economic Evaluation /

The Heritage Council wished to understand to what extent, if at all, Ireland’s natural or built heritage act as drivers in the decision to locate or expand a business operation in Ireland.

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
Biodiversity Awareness, Understanding & Impact of its Loss

Biodiversity Awareness, Understanding & Impact of its Loss

Market Research & Economic Evaluation Natural Heritage & Biodiversity /

A Barometer Survey prepared by Martha Fanning for the Heritage Council. Market research was required to measure consumer awareness, understanding and interest in biodiversity.

The research approach was an agreed questionnaire, measuring awareness, understanding and impact of its loss in the April No.2 wave of B&A’s 'Barometer' survey. Barometer is a nationally representative survey of the adult population, aged 16+, quota controlled on gender, age, social class and region to correctly reflect the known demographics of the Republic of Ireland. It comprises of 1,000 interviews. The fieldwork took place between 13th - 22nd April, 2010.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
  • Author(s): Martha Fanning
Wild Child Poll: Quantitative Survey

Wild Child Poll: Quantitative Survey

Market Research & Economic Evaluation /

This research, commissioned by Heritage Council, was undertaken in order to understand the types of activities that today's adults undertook as children, and the extent to which their own children undertake the same activities today.

An agreed questionnaire was included in the Behaviour & Attitude July 2010 TeleBarometer. TeleBarometer is a nationally representative survey of adults 16+, with quota controls on gender, age, social class, region and area. The fieldwork took place between 20th July and 3rd August 2010.
  • Published by: The Heritage Council
  • Author(s): Martha Fanning