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.
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.
The issue features a selection of articles from Ireland's leading academics, professionals, practitioners and policy makers examining the critical achievements in heritage over the last 20 years and highlighting the issues that will be central to the sector's development in to the future.
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.
Despite the increasingly fragmented nature of our media and the growing pull towards a more individualistic lifestyle we still find time to contribute to our places, be it volunteering in towns, villages or more rural settings and have a growing understanding of the value of heritage as it contributes to our identify, well-being and economy.