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Collaborative Town Centre Health Check Programme

A trans-disciplinary Collaborative Town Centre Health Check Programme which was carried out in conjunction with participating towns across the country. 

Collaborative Town Centre Health Check Programme
Wildflower Meadow Lscott

Farming for Nature - Technical Group

The Farming for Nature Technical Group was convened by the Heritage Council as part of its ongoing High Nature Value (HNV) Farming Ireland work.

Farming for Nature - Technical Group
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Heritage Council Podcast Series

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.

Heritage Council Podcast Series
Railing

Homeowner Maintenance Advice Series

A collection of leaflets on basic building maintenance for Homeowners, produced in partnership with SPAB Ireland.

Homeowner Maintenance Advice Series
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Irish Walled Towns Network

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.

Irish Walled Towns Network
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Historic Towns Initiative

An initiative to promote heritage-led regeneration and to improve the quality of our historic towns and villages for residents and tourists.

Historic Towns Initiative
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Adopt a Monument

A scheme to help communities become actively involved in the conservation and interpretation of their local archaeological and cultural heritage sites.

Adopt a Monument
Heritage In Schools

Heritage in Schools Scheme

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.

Heritage in Schools Scheme
Heritagemaps Wbsite

Heritage Maps

Find or identify heritage sites and explore heritage data sets anywhere in Ireland.

Heritage Maps
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Know Your 5k

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.

Know Your 5k
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National Heritage Week

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.

National Heritage Week
Documenting Wildlife

Irish Pollinator Initiative

Initiative to collect and disseminate data on Irish pollinators and to devise positive actions to support pollinator conservation in Ireland.

Irish Pollinator Initiative
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Museum Standards Programme for 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.

Museum Standards Programme for Ireland
Chester Beatty Internship

Conservation Internships

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.

Conservation Internships
Irish Archives

Irish Archives Resource

A national, integrated online resource that provides access to a broad and fascinating range of Irish historical archives.

Irish Archives Resource
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Tidy Towns Heritage Award

The TidyTowns Heritage Award, sponsored by the Heritage Council encourages a greater awareness of the value of our heritage to our quality of life and to sustainable economic development.

Tidy Towns Heritage Award
Community Led Village Design Statement

Community-led Village Design Statements

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.

Community-led Village Design Statements
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The National Public Realm Plan Programme

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.

The National Public Realm Plan Programme
Bru Na Boinne Research Framework

Brú na Bóinne Research Framework

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.

Brú na Bóinne Research Framework
Survey Martello

BiblioMara

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.

BiblioMara
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Heritage at Play

Competition for LEGO® brick enthusiasts aged 4-12 years themed on the built, natural and cultural heritage of Ireland.

Heritage at Play
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Covid-19 Heritage Sector Survey

In April 2020 the Heritage Council launched a survey into the impact of the Covid-19 crisis on the heritage sector in Ireland.

Covid-19 Heritage Sector Survey
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Coming to Your Natural Senses

A Heritage Council project in partnership with the National Council for the Blind of Ireland (NCBI), BirdWatch Ireland (BWI), Bat Conservation Ireland and the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG).

Coming to Your Natural Senses
Wildlife Sanctuary L Scott

Sanctuary in Nature

A Heritage Council Project in partnership with Sanctuary in Nature and Heritage, the Community Wetlands Forum and the Irish Peatlands Conservancy Council.

Sanctuary in Nature
Landscapes

Landscape

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.

Landscape
Landscape

The Beara Breifne Way

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.

The Beara Breifne Way
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Coastal Heritage

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.

Coastal Heritage
Mayglass

Mayglass Farmstead

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.

Mayglass Farmstead
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Heritage Keepers

What is the story of your place? Are there local monuments or historic places that you would like to learn more about or visit? How was the local landscape shaped – what are the significant land features or water bodies? What kinds of plants and animals live in your place? Are there particular local customs and cultures? Where is their origin?

Heritage Keepers