Irish Walled Towns Network
Cork City Council is a member of the Irish Walled Towns Network (IWTN). This Network, which currently has 29 members, was established by the Heritage Council, to unite and co-ordinate the strategic efforts of local authorities involved in the management, conservation and enhancement of historic walled towns. The Irish Walled Towns Network seeks to ensure that Ireland’s unique cultural and archaeological heritage in relation to its walled and fortified towns and cities is protected and managed in a sustainable and appropriate manner in the long-term. The IWTN is also formally linked to the International Walled Towns Friendship Circle whose members include Chester in England and Dubrovnik in Croatia.