Heritage Council


Financial Support for Architectural Conservation in Ireland (2003)

As a major provider of support to the architectural heritage of Ireland, particularly through its grant-giving role, the Heritage Council is in a unique position to have a national perspective on the financial issues surrounding supports for owners of historic buildings in Ireland, both in the public and private sectors.

Having observed the difficulties experienced by owners and funding bodies, and at times the apparent anomalies which exist, the Council commissioned research on the various methods of support and their effectiveness in providing access to funding and achieving high standards of conservation. Based on the findings of this research, a number of recommendations have emerged, which if implemented would, in the Council’s opinion, provide greater efficiency and quality as well as cost-effective support for our architectural heritage.

Download Financial Support for Architectural Conservation in Ireland here [PDF 200KB].