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Heritage and Conservation

Heritage is a complex topic and covers a wide range of areas. The Heritage Act 1995 is the primary piece of legislation in Ireland governing Heritage. It is aimed at promoting public interest in Heritage and developing knowledge, appreciation, and protection of National Heritage.

National Heritage is defined as: monuments, archaeological objects, heritage objects, architectural heritage, flora, fauna, wildlife habitats, landscapes, seascapes, wrecks, geology, heritage gardens and parks, and inland waterways.

The Heritage Council (An Chomhairle Oidhreachta) was created as the result of the passing of the Heritage Act, and work in the public interest through the provision of funding, expert advice, education programmes, and advocacy.

Heritage belongs to everyone and is a part of our lives everyday, even if we don’t know it!  

Heritage and Conservation News

Heritage and Conservation
02 Aug 2022

Diaries Of Michael Collins Go On Public Display In Clonakilty Marking The Centenary Of His Death

The Mayor of the County of Cork, Cllr Danny Collins is welcoming the return of the diaries of Michael Collins back to his hometown of Clonakilty, Co. Cork.  To mark the centenary of the death of Michael Collins, the diaries, which cover the critical time period of 1918 to 1922, will go on public display, for the very first time, at the Michael Collins House Museum, Clonakilty.