Draft submission in response to Draft Retail Planning Guidelines

Draft submission in response to Draft Retail Planning Guidelines

Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology /

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
Best Practice and Guidance for Habitat Surveying and Mapping

Best Practice and Guidance for Habitat Surveying and Mapping

Natural Heritage & Biodiversity /

Methodology for habitat survey and classification in Ireland.

This publication provides best practice guidance for habitat survey and mapping in Ireland, and is predominantly aimed at the professional ecologist who may be managing or undertaking such work, as well as those who may commission it.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
  • Author(s): George F Smith, Paul O'Donoghue, Katie O'Hara, Eamonn Delaney
Sandymount Village Design Statement

Sandymount Village Design Statement

Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology /

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

Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology /

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
Annual Report 2010

Annual Report 2010

Annual Report /

Details the Heritage Council's activities throughout 2010

Annual report on the activities and programmes of the Heritage Council in 2010 including Financial statements. 

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
  • Author(s): The Heritage Council
Irish Walled Towns Action Plan 2011-2013

Irish Walled Towns Action Plan 2011-2013

Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology /

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
Heritage Outlook Summer 2011

Heritage Outlook Summer 2011

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Magazine of the Heritage Council for Summer 2011

In this issue:
Archiving Design: Cataloguing images from the Kilkenny Design Workshops - This issue touches on the history of the Kilkenny Design Workshops, its current importance as a center of economic trade in Kilkenny, and the project currently underway to record its visual past and present.

ALSO IN THIS ISSUE
The Natural History of Ulster - Photographs from John Faulkner & Robert Thomson’s new publication
An Art of Place- The Townlands Project, Alan Counihan & Gypsy Ray
The Global Biodiversity Strategy - What does it mean for Ireland?

Plus:
New Research on Children in Nature • Repairing the walls of Athenry • Conservation of a Linhay Building • Monumental Lighting
Education News • Conservation Internships

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

Quanta Research:Grant Aid Building Conservation

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An analysis of the facts of existing grant-giving towards building conservation. 

This study is intended to inform future discussion of Action 18 of the Government Policy on Architecture by establishing a relevant analysis of the facts of existing grant-giving. It emphasises that different amounts of funding can achieve different aims – from providing moral support to the owners of buildings of heritage value, through support for employment, skills diversification and material supplied, as well as keeping the weather out in familiar and cherished buildings.

  • Published by: Heritage Council, Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government and Department of Finance
  • Author(s): Carraig Conservation International
Robing Room Conservation Works

Robing Room Conservation Works

Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology /

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)

Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology /

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