Irish Walled Towns Network Action Plan 2014 – 2016

Irish Walled Towns Network Action Plan 2014 – 2016

Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology /

The Irish Walled Towns Network seeks to care for the values of historic towns and to help manage their change.

The IWTN’s goal of making historic Irish towns great places to live, work and visit, complements the objectives of our own Strategic Plan.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
  • Author(s): Irish Walled Towns Network
Heritage Council Annual Report 2013

Heritage Council Annual Report 2013

Annual Report /

Report on the activities of the Heritage Council including financial statements for 2013.

Report on the activities of the Heritage Council including financial statements for 2013.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
Assessment of Possible Fiscal Incentives in Relation to the Built Heritage in Ireland’ s Towns

Assessment of Possible Fiscal Incentives in Relation to the Built Heritage in Ireland’ s Towns

market research Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology /

This report assesses if specified fiscal instruments and other measures could and should be used to incentivise investment in the built heritage in Irish towns.

Particular focus of the analysis is on assessing which fiscal incentives (i.e. tax allowances) might be most effective and beneficial. Various options are assessed using a multi-criteria analysis. The report concludes that a restructured
version of the Living Cities Initiative holds promise.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
  • Author(s): Peter Bacon
Historic Landscape Characterisation in Ireland - Best Practice Guidance

Historic Landscape Characterisation in Ireland - Best Practice Guidance

Landscapes /

This guidance is intended as a contribution to the Government’s emerging National Landscape Strategy. 

Drawing on a variety of disciplines such as archaeology, geography and architecture, Historic Landscape Characterisation attempts to describe and document the character of different landscapes in order that they may be valued for the social resource that they are, and managed as historical capital. Managing the landscape is not just about looking after the protected or iconic parts that we are all generally familiar with, but it must also be about understanding and caring for everyday and undesignated places as well.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
  • Author(s): George Lambrick, Jill Hind and Ianto Wain
Community-Led Village Design Statements Toolkit: Workshop Document

Community-Led Village Design Statements Toolkit: Workshop Document

Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology /

The Community-Led Village Design Statement Toolkit was launched at the inaugural community-led VDS workshop, held in Kilkenny in October 2012. This document provides useful information on the background to the Toolkit for participants on the day.

The toolkit was prepared by the Heritage Council in partnership with Dublin City Council and Meath County Council; and in collaboration with the village communities of both Sandymount, Dublin and Julianstown, Co. Meath.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
Community Led Village Design Statements Toolkit

Community Led Village Design Statements Toolkit

Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology /

The toolkit sets out a step-by-step guide to undertaking a community-led VDS, using a collaborative and participative process. It has been developed in accordance with the UNECE Aarhus Convention and the European Landscape Convention.

While this toolkit deals specifically with community-led VDS, it is hoped that the information and guidance provided on relevant structures, processes, outputs and potential outcomes will enable and empower local communities throughout the island of Ireland to become involved in shaping their local environments.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
Operating A Business in Ireland

Operating A Business in Ireland

market research /

The Heritage Council wished to understand to what extent, if at all, Ireland’s natural or built heritage act as drivers in the decision to locate or expand a business operation in Ireland.