Scéim bhliantúil deontas ar mhaithe le caomhnú agus deisiú foirgneamh traidisiúnta feirme agus déanmhas gaolmhar.
Scéim le cabhrú le pobail a bheith páirteach go gníomhach i gcaomhnú agus léirmhíniú a láithreáin áitiúla sheandálaíocha agus chultúrtha oidhreachta.
Applications are now open for Adopt a Monument 2019.
Is there a much loved monument in your area that you would like to learn more about? We are seeking applications from community groups across Ireland for our Adopt a Monument scheme. The scheme is a way of bringing monuments into the heart of your community. Our heritage is rich and diverse so a monument can be anything including ringforts, lime kilns, sites associated with the travelling community, or modern sites.
For communities, the Adopt a Monument Scheme offers a way of promoting pride in our monuments. It also offers opportunities to develop and understand the story of your locality and to work collaboratively together. From mentoring and training to assistance with funding applications and community events, the Heritage Council works in partnership to help to develop a deeper understanding of the monument and its place in the landscape and the team work with the communities to create and implement bespoke plans for each monument.
Application forms (see below) must be submitted to: firstname.lastname@example.org by 28th February 2019
Our ancient history has bestowed on us a wealth of monuments that need care and attention to ensure that they survive for future generations to enjoy.
Through the Adopt a Monument Scheme we provide expertise, mentoring and support to encourage communities to ‘adopt’ a monument in their area in order to ensure ongoing maintenance and greater protection through increased civic value.
Aims and Objectives
This is an innovative way of bringing monuments and local heritage from the periphery into the heart of a community.
We want to help community groups embrace their heritage, site be it a prehistoric tomb, stone circle, medieval town wall, castle, church, bridge, graveyard, landed estate, mine, kiln, mill, traditional house or battlefield.
Our vision is that the chosen monument will serve as a focal point for heritage-related, educational and recreational activities and will encourage greater interpretation and understanding.
The Scheme offers opportunities to:
become actively involved in the conservation and interpretation of heritage sites in your local area;
collaborate and work together as a community;
participate in community development;
boost regional tourism, business and employment opportunities;
develop and understand the story of your locality and keep active and learn new skills.
- Doon Fort County Donegal
- Church of the Rath Killeshandra County Cavan
- Glenmalure County Wicklow
- Gallowshill Dungarvan County Waterford
- Round Hill Lismore County Waterford
- Ballintleva County Roscommon
- Mountbellew Walled Garden
- Kilbarron Castle County Donegal
- Kilfinane Motte County Limerick
- St Molings Millrace County Carlow
- Old St Peters Church Portlaoise
- Earlshill Colliery and Powder House, Slieveardagh, County Tipperary
- Knockboy Medieval Church Waterford
Resources & Getting Involved
Adopt A Monument Manual
The Adopt a Monument Manual has been designed as a guidance document for participants in the Heritage Council’s Adopt a Monument Scheme, but we hope it is also useful for any communities who are interested in carrying out community heritage projects.
The manual covers a broad range of themes including:
- Research Techniques
- Recording Techniques
- Publication and Archiving
- Best Practice in Care and Conservation
- Promotion, Outreach and Communication
- Funding Sources
- Health and Safety
- Useful Contacts and Statutory Requirements
Cuireann CCMÉ caighdeáin ghairmiúla chun cinn i gcúram na mbailiúchán i músaeim agus dánlanna na hÉireann. Aithníonn an clár baint amach na gcaighdeán sin trí chreidiúnú.
Déanann an creat measúnú ar an eolas agus taighde reatha faoin Láithreán Oidhreachta Domhanda iontach seo de chuid EOECNA (UNESCO), agus molann sé straitéis le haghaidh taighde amach anseo ar mhaithe lena bhainistiú go hinbhuanaithe.