A trans-disciplinary Collaborative Town Centre Health Check Programme in conjunction with participating towns across the country.
An annual grants scheme for the conservation and repair of traditional farm buildings and related structures for farmers in the Green Low-Carbon Agri-Environment Scheme (GLAS)
The Farming for Nature Technical Group was convened by the Heritage Council as part of its ongoing High Nature Value (HNV) Farming Ireland work.
Our podcasts this year will explore a broad overview of the multi-layered experiences which encompass Ireland’s past. These podcasts will also put into context how this sense of heritage is all part of our collective experience, and why so much of what went before, still resonates in the present.
A podcast series to raise awareness and understanding of key issues now confronting our historic town centres.
A collection of leaflets on basic building maintenance for Homeowners, produced in partnership with SPAB Ireland.
The continued existence of a built landscape is dependent on there being enough people with traditional building skills to maintain and sensitively modify this finite resource.
Formed by the Heritage Council in 2005, the role of the IWTN is to help the Walled Towns of Ireland become better places in which to live, work and visit.
An initiative to promote heritage-led regeneration and to improve the quality of our historic towns and villages for residents and tourists.
A scheme to help communities become actively involved in the conservation and interpretation of their local archaeological and cultural heritage sites.
Encourage greater awareness in your school of Ireland’s rich built, natural and cultural heritage with an engaging and stimulating visit from one of our Heritage in Schools experts.
Find or identify heritage sites and explore heritage data sets anywhere in Ireland.
An initiative from the Heritage Council and National Museum of Ireland which invites you to share your discoveries and insights about the hidden heritage of your locality.
Towards the end of August each year we celebrate Ireland’s natural, built and cultural heritage with an inspiring, informative and enjoyable programme of events.
Initiative to collect and disseminate data on Irish pollinators and to devise positive actions to support pollinator conservation in Ireland.
MSPI promotes professional standards in the care of collections in Irish museums and galleries. The programme recognises the achievement of those standards through accreditation.
The programme is run in partnership with the Chester Beatty Library, the National Gallery of Ireland, the National Library of Ireland, The National Archives and Trinity College Dublin.
A national, integrated online resource that provides access to a broad and fascinating range of Irish historical archives.
The TidyTowns Heritage Award has been sponsored by the Heritage Council to encourage a greater awareness of the value of our heritage to our quality of life and to sustainable economic development.
A collaborative approach to village planning and design that gives local communities a real voice in deciding how their villages are planned and shaped for the future.
Supporting collaborative projects that assess the functions, unique selling points, quality of public spaces and civic landmarks in historic towns in order to formulate and develop visionary plans for their future development.
A research and funding programme that supports Irish archaeology projects, promotes collaboration and partnerships, and features an online archaeology resource.
The framework assesses current knowledge and research of this amazing UNESCO World Heritage Site and proposes a strategy for future research with a view to its sustainable management.
Detail of significant archaeological investigations in Ireland which had not been featured widely in printed publications previous to 2004.
This extensive bibliography is a valuable resource for any researcher or student of Ireland’s coastal and maritime culture and heritage. BiblioMara is equally valuable for local heritage projects in coastal areas.
Competition for LEGO® brick enthusiasts aged 4-12 years themed on the built, natural and cultural heritage of Ireland.
In April this year the Heritage Council launched a survey into the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the heritage sector in Ireland.
A Heritage Council Project, in partnership with Birdwatch Ireland, Bat Conservation Ireland & the National Council for the Blind of Ireland.
A Heritage Council Project, in partnership with Persons Seeking Asylum (PSA), Abbeyleix Bog Trust & the Irish Peatlands Conservancy Council, with assistance from Sanctuary Runners.
The Heritage Council recommends that the principles of shared ownership and shared responsibility for our landscape should be reflected in planning legislation which is both inclusive and participatory.
Ireland’s longest walking trail gives walkers the opportunity to immerse themselves in the great range of beautiful landscapes from the Beara Peninsula in Co. Cork to Blacklion in Co. Cavan.
This directory contains a wealth of information for anyone interested in researching, studying or finding out more about Irish coastal geology, flora, fauna, climate, archaeology, built heritage and people.
The Mayglass Farmstead is an exemplar and rare survivor of a type of two-storied thatched rural dwelling of the Irish vernacular tradition and one of the most significant conservation projects ever carried out by The Heritage Council.