The Heritage Council works with others particularly at local level, to increase awareness of our national heritage and to highlight its importance to public policy and everyday life. In this section you will find details on the work the Heritage Council supports through its funding of various heritage organisations.

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All Ireland Heritage Skills Programme

A collaboration between The King’s Foundation, The Heritage Council and the Department for Communities’ Historic Environment Division (HED) which aims to elevate individuals within the construction sector to the status of master craftspeople.

All Ireland Heritage Skills Programme
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Puffin Rock Habitats

Puffin Rock Habitats is an educational project between The Heritage Council and Cartoon Saloon to promote greater awareness and understanding of Ireland's nature and biodiversity amongst families with young children, through a touring exhibition, workshops and activity book.

Puffin Rock Habitats
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Local Authority Heritage Officers

Local Authority Heritage Officers play a key role in promoting heritage awareness, developing policy and providing advice and information on local as well as national heritage issues.

Local Authority Heritage Officers
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Local Authority Biodiversity Officer Programme

Local Authority Biodiversity Officers work at city and county level collecting data on biodiversity, carrying out conservation projects, developing policy, providing advice and information and raising awareness.

Local Authority Biodiversity Officer Programme
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The Irish Community Archive Network (iCAN)

The Heritage Council co-funds the Irish Community Archive Network (iCAN); the leading organisation championing and supporting digital community archives in Ireland.

The Irish Community Archive Network (iCAN)
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National Hedgerow Week 2023

The Heritage Council is delighted to announce a new partnership with Teagasc in the launch of National Hedgerow Week.

National Hedgerow Week 2023
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Thatched Properties

A webpage that aims to provide some useful information on the various issues now facing owners and prospective buyers of thatched properties.

Thatched Properties
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Irish Landmark Trust

Irish Landmark is a non-profit organisation that finds interesting and unusual properties that are in need of conservation, and gives them new life.

Irish Landmark Trust
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The Discovery Programme

The Discovery Programme: Centre for Archaeology and Innovation Ireland is an all-island centre for archaeology and heritage science.

The Discovery Programme
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Burrenbeo Trust

Burrenbeo Trust is landscape charity dedicated to connecting all of us to our places and our role in caring for them.

Burrenbeo Trust
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National Biodiversity Data Centre

The National Biodiversity Data Centre is a national organisation which collects and manages data on Ireland’s biodiversity in order to document our wildlife resource and to track how it is changing over time.

National Biodiversity Data Centre
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Burren Community Charter

The Burren Community Charter sets out a vision for the Burren Where a high quality of life is enjoyed by all

Burren Community Charter
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Woodlands of Ireland

Woodlands of Ireland is an inclusive, membership organisation dedicated to native woodlands.

Woodlands of Ireland
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Irish Uplands Forum

The Irish Uplands Forum (IUF) is a voluntary body established in 1995, to assist upland communities to face the many economic, social and environmental challenges arising in the upland districts of Ireland.

Irish Uplands Forum
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Institute of Archaeologists Ireland (IAI)

The IAI is the representative all-island organisation for professional archaeologists working in Ireland and Northern Ireland.

Institute of Archaeologists Ireland (IAI)
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Wicklow Uplands Council

Wicklow Uplands Council (WUC) is an independent voluntary organisation representing over 50 diverse member groups and individuals with interests in the Wicklow and Dublin Uplands.

Wicklow Uplands Council
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Bere Island Projects Group

BIPG is a community group working to sustain the island population through the creation of employment, promoting community initiatives and supporting local businesses.

Bere Island Projects Group
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Irish Archives Resource

The Irish Archives Resource (IAR) www.iar.ie is an online portal which contains searchable archival descriptions.

Irish Archives Resource
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High Nature Value Services (HNVS)

HNVS is responsible for the administration of the Burren Programme, an agri-environment scheme that promotes conservation of the region’s heritage, environment and communities.

High Nature Value Services (HNVS)
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Irish Museums Association (IMA)

The IMA is an all-Ireland professional body dedicated to the promotion and development of museums

Irish Museums Association (IMA)