Marine Content

Our maritime heritage has cultural, physical and ecological dimensions. It embraces the legacies of past generations their traditions and natural features of both coastal and offshore environments.


In November 2002, the Heritage Council commissioned the Coastal and Marine Resources Centre (CMRC) in Cork to compile BiblioMara, an annotated, indexed bibliography on the cultural and built heritage of the Irish coastal zone. CMRC worked with a multidisciplinary team from the Departments of Béaloideas and Archaeology from UCC, and Meitheal Mara. The bibliography has reached the end of its first phase and it is envisaged that it will be a useful tool for a wide range of users – from academics, teachers, folklorists, regulatory authorities and decision makers, to local communities. It is multidisciplinary in nature, covering a range of themes such as archaeology, folklore, ethnology and fisheries.

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