Guidance for the Care and Conservation and Recording of Historic Graveyards

Guidance for the Care and Conservation and Recording of Historic Graveyards

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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

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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

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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
Sandymount Village Design Statement

Sandymount Village Design Statement

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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

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How Julianstown, Co Meath is planned and managed for the future

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
Irish Walled Towns Action Plan 2011-2013

Irish Walled Towns Action Plan 2011-2013

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Three Year Action Plan 2011-2013 for Irish Walled Towns Network plus a review of activities 2006-2010. 

A review of the activities of the Heritage Council's Irish Walled Towns Network and a three year action plan 2011-2013. 

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
  • Author(s): The Heritage Council
Robing Room Conservation Works

Robing Room Conservation Works

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Proposed Conservation Works: the Robing Room on the grounds of the Heritage Council HQ in Kilkenny.

The report sets out the architectural and historic significance of the structure and describes the present condition of the building. It documents proposed restoration, conservation and maintenance works which have the objective of restoring the pre-existing character of the building. These consist principally of works to repair the garden façade ashlar stonework and the roof.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
  • Author(s): Colm Murray & Anita Morrissey
Excavations & Archaeological Buildings Survey at the Robing Room, Bishops Palace, Kilkenny (11E157)

Excavations & Archaeological Buildings Survey at the Robing Room, Bishops Palace, Kilkenny (11E157)

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Preliminary findings from an archaeological building recording and excavation project that was undertaken in April-May 2011 at the Robing Room, Church Lane, Kilkenny

Preliminary findings from an archaeological building recording and excavation project that was undertaken in April-May 2011 at the Robing Room, located within the grounds of the former episcopal Palace of the Diocese of Ossory, now the headquarters of the Heritage Council.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
  • Author(s): Kilkenny Archaeology
Quanta Research: Grant Aid Building Conservation Technical Appendix

Quanta Research: Grant Aid Building Conservation Technical Appendix

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Technical appendix to the report which examines existing grant-giving towards building conservation in Ireland.

The appendix provides details of respondents answers to survey.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
  • Author(s): Carrig Conservation International Ltd in association with Louise Harrington & Integral Finance Technology Ltd.
What is Curtilage?

What is Curtilage?

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In this document, Colm Murray, Heritage Council Architecture Officer, outlines the findings of a study on curtilage.

Protection of a protected structures extends to the land and structures lying within its curtilage. ‘Curtilage’ is the area of ground directly connected with the functioning or inhabitation of a structure, such as a yard, a basement or a passageway to the structure. 

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
  • Author(s): Colm Murray