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 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.
The Heritage Council's annual Conservation Internship Programme offers an exciting opportunity for students of conservation to work with some of the world’s great treasures.
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’s Old Library and is primarily aimed at students who have completed specialised conservation courses in the areas of paper, book bindings and painting.
The aims of the programme include:
- bringing new research and skills into the conservation departments;
- safeguarding Irish heritage through necessary conservation works;
- offering opportunities in Ireland for newly qualified Irish conservators.
Internships, which runs for a minimum of nine months, are advertised internationally – as there are no advanced conservation courses in Ireland – and generates much interest from international students and Irish students studying abroad.
Further information on internship opportunities can be found on the websites of the partner institutions or by contacting the institutions directly.
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.
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)