Heritage Awareness Study

Heritage Awareness Study

2002 – ongoing

Overview

BiblioMara is a comprehensive bibliography of cultural and maritime heritage studies of the Irish coastal zone.

Drawn predominantly from materials published since 1900, this annotated, indexed database is a valuable resource for any researcher, student or community group interested in finding out more about the coastal and maritime culture and heritage of their local area and the island as a whole.

Commissioned by the Heritage Council in 2002, the bibliography was compiled by the Coastal and Marine Resources Centre (CMRC) in Cork who worked with a multidisciplinary team from UCC’s Béaloideas and Archaeology Departments and Meitheal Mara.

Benefits

BiblioMara features a wide and exceptional range of materials from academic and non-academic sources including local publications often disregarded by official databases. References and sources occur in both the English and Irish language.

BiblioMara covers a range of interdisciplinary themes and subject areas broadly outlined as follows:

  • archaeological heritage;
  • architectural and built heritage;
  • the history of coastal settlements and their interaction with the physical and social environments;
  • occupational folklore including traditional crafts, boat-building and usage, fishing, seaweed gathering and aquaculture;
  • folklore and ethnology;
  • historical and human geography including place-names, tourism, recreation and coastal zone management;
  • industrial heritage;
  • literary heritage;
  • material culture;
  • voyaging and navigation - including piracy, lighthouses, rescue services, shipping, maritime trade and military history.

Resources

Explore More Programmes

Know Your 5k

Know Your 5k

An initiative from the Heritage Council and National Museum of Ireland which invites you to share your discoveries and insights about the hidden heritage of your locality.

Bealach Bhéarra Bhréifne

Bealach Bhéarra Bhréifne

An chonair shiúil is faide in Éirinn, rud a thugann deis do shiúlóirí taitneamh a bhaint as réimse mór na dtírdhreach álainn ó Leithinis Bhéarra i gContae Chorcaí go dtí an Bhlaic i gContae an Chabháin.

Wildlife Sanctuary

Wildlife Sanctuary

A Heritage Council Project, in partnership with Persons Seeking Asylum (PSA), Abbeyleix Bog Trust & the Irish Peatlands Conservancy Council, with assistance from Sanctuary Runners.