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.
Heritage Outlook: Winter 2011/ Spring 2012

Heritage Outlook: Winter 2011/ Spring 2012

General /

Quarterly magazine of the Heritage Council, with news, events, opportunities and heritage features.

In this issue:

Ireland's Distinctive Past Inspiring an Innovative Future - This issue examines the contribution that heritage can make to both economic recovery and to Ireland's re-emerging sense of identity.

Also in this Issue: - Building Ireland’s Creative Economy - Understanding Limerick: Place, Heritage and Inequality in Post-Celtic Tiger Ireland - The Impacts of Historic Environments on Towns & Cities.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
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
Draft submission in response to Draft Retail Planning Guidelines

Draft submission in response to Draft Retail Planning Guidelines

Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology /

The Heritage Council prepared a draft submission in response to the Department of the Environment, Community and Local Government’s Draft Retail Planning Guidelines, which were published on the 22nd November 2011.

One of the critical resources we possess as a nation is our urban places and spaces, and if we are to send them into the future with their values intact, we must plan and manage them effectively to ensure that they continue to function and to thrive both
economically and culturally.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
Best Practice and Guidance for Habitat Surveying and Mapping

Best Practice and Guidance for Habitat Surveying and Mapping

Natural Heritage & Biodiversity /

Methodology for habitat survey and classification in Ireland.

This publication provides best practice guidance for habitat survey and mapping in Ireland, and is predominantly aimed at the professional ecologist who may be managing or undertaking such work, as well as those who may commission it.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
  • Author(s): George F Smith, Paul O'Donoghue, Katie O'Hara, Eamonn Delaney
Sandymount Village Design Statement

Sandymount Village Design Statement

Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology /

A Village Design Statement for Sandymount, Co Dublin for enhancement and future development of the village.

Sandymount Village Design Statement (VDS) has been undertaken by the Sandymount Residents in partnership with Dublin City Council and the Heritage Council under the Heritage Council’s new community-led National Village Design Statement Programme

  • Published by: The Heritage Council & Dublin City Council
  • Author(s): The Heritage Council & Dublin City Council
Julianstown Village Design Statement

Julianstown Village Design Statement

Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology /

The Heritage Council’s National Village Design Statement Programme provides an opportunity for meaningful public
participation in the Irish planning system. The Julianstown VDS is the national pilot project  for the National Village Design Programme II.

The Julianstown VDS embraces a collaborative and participative approach to village design, whereby local communities have a real voice in how their villages are planned and managed in the future. 

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
  • Author(s): Julianstown & District Residents Association