Coastal Heritage

Coastal Heritage

2002 - 2008

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.

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.

Overview

The Marine and Coastal Heritage Directory is an online compendium of studies, surveys, maps and references relating to the Irish coast which was completed in 2006.

An initiative of the Heritage Council, the directory was compiled by Ger O’Donohoe of Moore Group, Stephen Nash of MarCon Computations International Ltd. and Aengus Parsons, with a contribution on Folklore by Catriona Hastings (GMIT).

Aims and Objectives

A resource for anyone interested in researching, studying or finding out more about the Irish coast and surrounding seas and coastal regions generally.

Benefits

The wide range of topics featured in the directory highlights the great impact that our seas have on coastal geology, archaeology, flora, fauna and people.

The directory provides information on seashore typologies and characteristics, marine life, coastal wildlife and habitats, the impact of climate change, mapping, special areas of conservation, legal protection for marine and other wildlife, natural heritage areas and designations, coastal archaeology, built heritage (including lighthouses), folklore and folk life.

The directory also features a series of international case studies as well as links to many of the organisations concerned with studying, managing, developing, mapping and protecting our coastal heritage.

Resources

Explore the many facets of Irish coastal heritage now by visiting this very interesting resource at www.coastalheritage.ie

Explore More Programmes

Adopt a Monument

Adopt a Monument

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

Conservation Internships

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.

Irish Walled Towns Network

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.