Deep Energy Renovation of Traditional Buildings

Deep Energy Renovation of Traditional Buildings

Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology Climate Change and Renewable Energy /

Addressing Knowledge Gaps and Skills Training in Ireland

  • Published by: The Heritage Council, ICOMOS, SEAI, Carrig Conservation International
  • Author(s): Caroline Engel Purcell
Solving Our Own Problems: Bandon

Solving Our Own Problems: Bandon

Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology Heritage Tourism & Recreation /

Results of a 2 day Workshop identifying Bandon's issues and coming up with solutions.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
  • Author(s): The Heritage Council
Tralee Town Centre Health Check

Tralee Town Centre Health Check

Market Research & Economic Evaluation Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology Heritage Tourism & Recreation /

The Tralee Town Centre Health Check Report 2017 focuses on the survey results of a number of key indicators of the overall health of the town centre including: level of town centre activities, land use/commercial mix, pedestrian footfall patterns and business operators and shoppers’ perceptions of the quality of the environment of the historic county town. 

  • Published by: Kerry County Council and The Heritage Council
Adopt a Monument: Guidance for Community Archaeology Projects

Adopt a Monument: Guidance for Community Archaeology Projects

Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology Education & Training /

This manual provides guidance on understanding and recording monuments, care and conservation, interpretation, communications, funding as well as health and safety. Aimed at the participants of our Adopt a Monument Programme but also communities the length and breadth of Ireland, and even internationally, who are interested in engaging in heritage projects.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
  • Author(s): Roisin Burke, Neil Jackman and Conor Ryan, Abarta Audio Guides
Tourism for Towns

Tourism for Towns

Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology Heritage Tourism & Recreation /

An introduction to developing a sustainable tourism sector in your historic town

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
Heritage Maps

Heritage Maps

Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology Heritage Tourism & Recreation Natural Heritage & Biodiversity Museums, Archives & Cultural Heritage Underwater & Maritime Heritage Landscapes /

Find out about the online mapping discovery tool

Policy Proposals for Ireland’s Towns

Policy Proposals for Ireland’s Towns

Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology /

“...to spell out the instrumental benefits of heritage-led urban renewal for Irish society and economic recovery.”

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
Up the Town

Up the Town

Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology /

Many Irish towns have unique features - significant historical monuments, beautiful riverside walks and fine architectural

heritage. This publication aims to celebrate these individual attributes that add so much distinctive character to our towns for locals and visitors to enjoy.

Despite the uniqueness of many individual Irish towns, they still manage to share a range of common components that include: a formal street layout, public spaces, street scapes, and landscaping. It is, however, the manner in which these components are arranged that the uniqueness of individual towns emerges. 

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
Regenerating Ireland’s historic towns and villages

Regenerating Ireland’s historic towns and villages

Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology /

Over the past ten years the heritage council has sought via the Irish Walled Towns Network, community-led village design statements, the heritage officer network and the pilot historic towns initiative to empower the residents of ireland’s town and villages through knowledge and modest financial support. 

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
  • Author(s): Irish Walled Towns Network
Irish Towns Research

Irish Towns Research

Market Research & Economic Evaluation Built/Urban Heritage & Archaeology /

This report, commissioned by The Heritage Council and researched by Ignite Research provides a snapshot of what people think about Irish towns and what people expect from the areas they wish to live in.