Heritage Week, Ireland’s annual celebration of our built, natural and cultural heritage, will take place from 20 to 28 August. In 2016, the Heritage Council is inviting you to explore 100 Years of Heritage with 1,800 heritage events happening nationally and locally.
Heritage In Schools
Providing a panel of 165 heritage specialists to visit primary schools throughout the country, bringing Ireland's heritage directly into the classroom for pupils.
Museum Standards Programme for Ireland
This initiative, with participants from a wide range of Irish collecting institutions, sets out to raise standards of care across Irish museums and galleries.
Irish Walled Towns Network
Uniting and co-ordinating the strategic efforts of Local Authorities involved in the management, conservation and enhancement of historic walled towns in Ireland
Village Design Toolkit
The Heritage Council’s award winning National Community-led Village Design Statement (VDS) Programme and VDS Toolkit provides an opportunity for meaningful public participation in the Irish planning system.
Historic Towns Initiative
Combing the conservation of the built & natural heritage through effective urban renewal while maximising the economic value of tourism to the towns.
County Heritage Officer Network
The work of the Heritage Council reaches into the heart of communities throughout Ireland through its network of County Heritage Officers, who are employed by the Local Authorities.
Tax incentive scheme could conserve and revitalise Ireland’s largest towns and provide over 10,000 badly needed homes.
A tax-incentive scheme, modelled on the Living City initiative could play a major role in revitalising those towns, and deliver thousands of habitable dwellings for homeless families and workers.
November 23rd, Dublin- the IWTN will be running a free seminar on LEADER projects that incorporate heritage.
Recommendations to give focus to Irish Towns individually and collectively in national policy.