Press Releases

The Heritage Council Announces the Appointment of New Chief Executive

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The Heritage Council is pleased to announce the appointment of Virginia Teehan as its new Chief Executive with effect from 1 February 2019. Ms Teehan joins the Heritage Council with a wealth of experience, having acted as Director of Cultural Projects at University College Cork, prior to which she served as Director of the Hunt Museum in Limerick. She will begin in her new role following the retirement of serving Heritage Council Chief Executive, Michael Starrett in January.

Heritage Council launches 2019 initiative for Ireland’s Historic Towns

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The Heritage Council has launched a new round of the Historic Towns Initiative for 2019. The scheme will make €1 million available to support heritage-led regeneration in a number of our historic towns.

A New Vision for the Heritage Council

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The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan, T.D. today launched the Heritage Council’s new Strategic Plan, Heritage at the Heart 2018-2022. The aim of the strategic plan is to engage with issues relevant to Ireland in 2018-2022, and to bolster the heritage sector so that it better able to deal with contemporary challenges.