Heritage Council Podcast Series

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.

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.

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Episode 16- Seachtain Náisiúnta na hOidhreachta

Episode 16- Seachtain Náisiúnta na hOidhreachta

Tá ról ríthábhachtach ag Oifigigh Oidhreachta na nÚdarás Áitiúil maidir le feasacht ar an oidhreacht a chur chun cinn, polasaí a fhorbairt agus comhairle agus eolas a sholáthar ar shaincheisteanna oidhreachta, áitiúla agus náisiúnta araon.

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Episode 14- National Heritage Week 2021

Episode 14- National Heritage Week 2021

Over the past 16 years, National Heritage Week has been a focal point, bringing together communities and people across the country. It is now one of the most significant dates in Ireland’s cultural calendar.

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Episode 13-  The National Biodiversity Data Centre

Episode 13- The National Biodiversity Data Centre

The Heritage Council established the National Biodiversity Data Centre in 2007. In today’s podcast, we speak to Dr Liam Lysaght, Director of the Data Centre, as he explains why it was established and the strategic importance of its work.

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Episode 11- Ireland’s Irish Walled Towns Network

Episode 11- Ireland’s Irish Walled Towns Network

Irish towns – steeped in history and with stories going back centuries - are embedded in the Irish folk memory. In order to preserve this vital part of our ancient past, the Irish Walled Towns Network (IWTN) was established by the Heritage Council in 2005. It exists to help these urban centres become better places to live, work and visit.

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Episode 9: Ireland’s Historic Towns Initiative

Episode 9: Ireland’s Historic Towns Initiative

Every street corner, every meandering alleyway, every old shop façade tells its own story. Our streetscapes are woven into the heart of Irish life – and are a crucial part for our heritage. In today’s podcast, Ian Doyle, Head of Conservation with The Heritage Council, explains the key components of the Historic Towns Initiative, a joint initiative between the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, and the Heritage Council.

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Episode 8- Heritage Maps: A Pathway Into Our Past

Episode 8- Heritage Maps: A Pathway Into Our Past

Heritagemaps.ie – overseen by Project Manager Pat Reid – is currently working on a range of projects, such as tracking the history of Irish lace and Irish stained glass and how a recent mapping project in Ireland went viral around the world.

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Episode 6: Folklore and St Patrick

Episode 6: Folklore and St Patrick

In the first of two special podcasts linked to our national holiday, Heritage in Schools specialist and storyteller, Seosamh Ó Maolalaí, expands on some of the fascinating folklore surrounding the patron saint of Ireland.

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