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The Heritage Council was established as a statutory body under the Heritage Act, 1995.

The Heritage Act provides a comprehensive definition of ‘heritage’ which includes monuments, archaeological objects, heritage objects such as art and industrial works, documents and genealogical records, architectural heritage, flora, fauna, wildlife habitats, landscapes, seascapes, wrecks, geology, heritage gardens, parks and inland waterways.

The Heritage Council's vision is that this heritage is enjoyed, managed and protected for the vital contribution that it makes to both our social and economic well-being. We work in partnership with local communities, local authorities, voluntary groups, government departments, various agencies and national cultural institutions in order to deliver this vision through the support of heritage-related jobs, education and tourism in our local communities.