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Collaborative Town Centre Health Check Programme

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


Traditional Farm Buildings Grant Scheme

An annual grants scheme for the conservation and repair of traditional farm buildings and related structures.

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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.

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Podcast Series - Putting Town Centres First

A podcast series to raise awareness and understanding of key issues now confronting our historic town centres.


Homeowner Maintenance Advice Series

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

Lime Course

Traditional Building Skills Initiative

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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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Irish Pollinator Initiative

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



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.


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.