Press Releases

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. 

Irish Museums Recognised for Excellence and Professionalism

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Eight museums have been awarded full accreditation and 1 museum interim accreditation under the Heritage Council's Museum Standards Programme for Ireland at an award ceremony today in Kilkenny Castle.