Irish Walled Towns

Irish Walled Towns Content

The Viking raiders of the ninth century and the Anglo-Norman invaders of the twelfth built defensive strongholds that over the centuries came to enrich the fabric of Irish life.

Interpretation Plan Programme

IWTN has initiated a pilot programme which will undertake 'area-based' interpretation plans. This will be the first time in Ireland that interpretation plans for larger areas or districts will be undertaken. The interpretation plans will be carried out in accordance with the Granada Charter and the Ename Charter with regard to guidance for works on site and the interpretation and presentation of information. The objective of the plans is to provide a better understanding of how all levels of society lived in these places during the middle-ages.

The draft of the first plan, relating to the abandoned medieval town of Rindoon, Co. Roscommon is currently available to download below. The second plan, which will interpret the medieval core of Cork City is currently underway.

View Draft Rinn Dúin Interpretation Plan (2012) [pdf 2.5mb].

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For further information on the programme, please contact Liam Mannix, Project Manager, IWTN at lmannix@heritagecouncil.ie 056 777 0777.

Please roll-over images to display controls (images Mary Teehan, Archaeologist & Liam Mannix, IWTN).