The Historic Towns Initiative (HTI) 2020 is a joint undertaking by the Department and the Heritage Council. It builds upon the successful HTI 2018 and 2019 projects, which together funded conservation-led projects in twelve towns across the country.
Please note this scheme is now closed
The HTI 2021 was open for applications from local authorities from 11 December 2020 to 5th February 2021.
The scheme guidance for 2021 applicants is available to view/download below for reference.
Welcome and Minister's Address (10 mins)
Introduction and welcome from Ms Virginia Teehan, CEO, the Heritage Council
Address by Mr Malcolm Noonan TD, Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage
The Department of Rural and Community Development Town Centre Living Initiative: Six Pilot Towns Synthesis Report
Dr Philip Crowe, Assistant Professor, School of Civil Engineering and the School of Architecture, Planning and Environmental Policy. Co-Director of the UCD Centre for Irish Towns
Short Case studies: HTI projects completed in 2020
Community-led regeneration Denny St and Day Place, Tralee, Co Kerry
Regenerating Roscommon Town: Spire Quarter 2020
Ballina, Co Mayo: streetscape improvement works
Sligo town: O’Connell Street Conservation Programme
Ramelton, Co Donegal: heritage-led regeneration
Streetscape conservation works in Callan, Co Kilkenny
Operation of the Historic Towns Grant Scheme - Advice and Tips for your application
Ian Doyle, Head of Conservation, The Heritage Council and Amanda Ryan, Grants Officer, The Heritage Council