Press Releases

Heritage Council Welcomes New Board

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The Heritage Council has welcomed the announcement today (03.11.20) by Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien, TD of the appointment of its new board.

Heritage in LEGO Brick Competition Winners

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In the summer of 2020, The Heritage Council called on children across the country to recreate their favourite example of Irish built, natural or cultural heritage using LEGO® bricks.

Community Heritage Grant Scheme 2020

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As part of the Government’s COVID-19 July Jobs Stimulus, the Heritage Council will award €550,000 to community groups and heritage organisations under the Community Heritage Grants Scheme.

Information on Ireland’s traditional music heritage added to Heritage Maps website

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Information on Ireland’s traditional music heritage is now available on the Heritage Council’s Heritage Maps website, following a collaboration with the Irish Traditional Music Archive (ITMA).