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20th Anniversary Celebrations

We celebrated our 20th anniversary on Saturday June 6th 2015. Guest of honour at the event was Michael D Higgins, President of Ireland.

View the videos of the Chairman's speech and the Presidents address below. 

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Liam Mannix visits the medieval village of Rindoon

Liam Mannix, Irish Walled Towns Network (IWTN) Project Manager visits the medieval village of Rondoon, Co. Roscommon. The project is funded by the Heritage Council and partly grant-aided by the National Lottery fund. The IWTN have recently published an interpretation plan for the site: 

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RTE Visit St. Nicholas' Tomb in Kilkenny

RTE's Nationwide visit the tomb of St. Nicholas at the abandoned Medieval village of Jerpoint in Co. Kilkenny. The Heritage Council has grant-aided the conservation of the site for a number of years.

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Gearing up for National Heritage Week 2012!

Communities nationwide are being encouraged by the Heritage Council to get involved in National Heritage Week by organising an event in their town or village. National Heritage Week 2012 takes place nationwide from 18th — 26th August.

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Your Place or Mine? New initiatives engaging communities in interpreting and presenting heritage - Conference, Dublin, April 2012

Minister Jimmy Deenihan; Gustavo Araoz, President of ICOMOS International; Neil Silberman, Chair, ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Interpretation & Presentation;Wiliam Cumming speak at this conference.
Click here to view these videos.

 

National Heritage Week 2011!

Over 600,000 people from all over the country took part in National Heritage Week in 2011. Events included medieval fairs, night time bat walks, classical music, poetry, theatre, traditional music, storytelling, historical re-enactments, local history walks and talks, maritime and coastal events, food fairs, traditional skills workshops and archaeological digs. There really was something for everyone and most events were free!  

Check out some of the action in the clips below!

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Recording Ireland's Biodiversity

An initiative of the Heritage Council, the National Biodiversity Data Centre has been documenting Ireland's wildlife since 2007. This lovely video has lots of interesting facts, figures and images of Ireland's wildlife and biodiversity.

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Dr. Dayna Baumeister - Biomimicry Lecture, Dublin 2010

In this series of videos Dr. Dayna Baumeister, leading biomimicry expert and co-founder of the Biomimicry Guild, describes what’s new in the field of bio-inspired design and the promise of biomimicry to solve grand challenges while conserving life’s genius.

This lecture was a Heritage Council event on September 7th, 2010. Introduction by Paul Cunningham, RTÁ‰ Environment Correspondent at the Royal College of Surgeons, 123 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2.

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Dayna Baumeister Presentation Introduction
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Dayna Baumeister Presentation Nature's Diversity
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Dayna Baumeister Presentation Nature's Genius
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Dayna Baumeister Presentation Nature As The Model
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Dayna Baumeister Presentation Nature in Motion
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Dayna Baumeister Presentation Nature in Design
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Dayna Baumeister Presentation Ecological Performance Standards
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Dayna Baumeister Presentation Let's Ask Nature
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Interview with Dr. Dayna Baumeister, The Biomimicry Guild
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Interview with Michael Starrett, The Heritage Council CEO
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Introduction to event by Michael Starrett the Heritage Council CEO
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Introduction to event by Paul Cunningham RTE Environment Correspondent