Climate Change, Heritage and Tourism: Implications for Ireland's Coast & Inland Waterways

Climate Change, Heritage and Tourism: Implications for Ireland's Coast & Inland Waterways

Climate Change and Renewable Energy Heritage Tourism & Recreation /

Research in relation to the potential impacts of climate change on Ireland’s maritime and inland waterways heritage. 

Research in relation to the potential impacts of climate change on Ireland’s maritime and inland waterways heritage, with a particular focus on those resources upon which tourism is dependent. The focus on these two elements of heritage is because of their particular vulnerability to climate change.

  • Published by: Failte Ireland and The Heritage Council
  • Author(s): Failte Ireland and The Heritage Council
Towpaths for the Future: Seminar Proceedings

Towpaths for the Future: Seminar Proceedings

Heritage Tourism & Recreation Natural Heritage & Biodiversity /

The Heritage Council hosted a seminar on the use of towpaths on 20th June 2007. The purpose of

this seminar was to stimulate debate and ideas about the potential of Ireland’s towpaths, including maintenance paths on river navigations, and to examine their economic, recreational, tourism, and heritage potential. The proceedings of the seminar are provided in this publication.

The speakers examined the uses made of towpaths in the UK and in Ireland. Topics included the example of the regeneration of the Thames Navigation, the economic value of towpath activities, walking for health, access for all, anti-social behaviour, and current and future activities on towpaths in Ireland. It is hoped that, by presenting a range of experiences from these islands, new ideas may be stimulated for existing and future navigations in Ireland.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council
Ireland's Boating Heritage: The Future? Seminar Proceedings

Ireland's Boating Heritage: The Future? Seminar Proceedings

Heritage Tourism & Recreation Museums, Archives & Cultural Heritage Underwater & Maritime Heritage /

This publication provides the findings of the seminar and the individual presentations made.

In 2003 the Heritage Council became concerned about Irish boats, both inland and sea-going, as a neglected aspect of our heritage. To inform itself, the Council commissioned Reggie Goodbody to carry out a scoping study of the heritage boat sector. Arising from this study the Council

decided to host a seminar on Ireland’s boats in 2004, to which people involved in any aspect of inland and maritime boats were invited to attend.

  • Published by: The Heritage Council