Youghal Clock Tower Clock Room

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

iCan Network Meeting - Launch of 'The possession of his every neighbour - A Guide to Researching and Writing Local History' by Tomás Mac Conmara at the iCan Network Meeting in Springford Hall Hotel, Mallow.
Heritage and Conservation
11 Jun 2024

New Guide to Researching and Writing Local History Launched in North Cork

Cork County Council’s Heritage Office joined with Kilshannig Heritage Society to host the annual gathering of the Irish Community Archive Network (iCAN) at Springfort Hall Country House Hotel, where a new publication by oral historian and author, Dr Tomás Mac Conmara was officially launched. 

2 men stand with an umbrella
Heritage and Conservation
02 May 2024

Michael Collins Umbrella – A new Artefact for Michael Collins House Museum

Michael Collins House Museum has received a new artefact for its collection in the form of an umbrella previously owned by Michael Collins. The umbrella was left behind following one of his visits to Devlin’s Pub on Parnell Street, Dublin and has since been safeguarded by the Devlin family.

Youghal St. Mary's Collegiate Church
Oidhreacht agus Caomhnú
24 Apr 2024

Breis is €400,000 do Thionscadail Oidhreachta Seandálaíochta i gContae Chorcaí

Tá ocht dtionscadal oidhreachta seandálaíochta tábhachtacha i gContae Chorcaí le breis is €420,000 a fháil ón Roinn Tithíochta, Rialtais Áitiúil agus Oidhreachta faoi Chiste na Séadchomharthaí Pobail 2024. Tá an ciste á riar go háitiúil ag Comhairle Contae Chorcaí, agus bunaíodh é in 2020 chun séadchomharthaí seandálaíochta agus láithreáin stairiúla áitiúla a chaomhnú, a chothabháil, a chosaint agus a chur chun cinn.