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Contribute to Ireland’s New Heritage Policy

What is our heritage? Why is it important? What could be done to better protect and promote it? The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht is developing a new heritage policy called ‘Heritage Ireland 2030’. 

HERITAGE IRELAND 2030 is the Government’s commitment to a revitalised and refreshed National Heritage Plan . The document can be read and downloaded here.

The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht are seeking the views of the public on how best to shape the priorities in this document and the vision for Ireland’s heritage for years to come. The closing date for receipt of submissions is 28 FEBRUARY 2019.

You can make a submission  in a number of ways:

Fill out the online questionnaire here.

or 

Contact the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht directly with your view by email to heritageireland2030@chg.gov.ie or by post to Heritage Ireland 2030, Department of Culture Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Custom House Dublin 1, DO1W6XO

Cork Heritage Open Day

As part of the Cork City Heritage Plan (2015 – 2020) the Heritage Officer organises several events and coordinates Heritage Week in Cork City including Cork Heritage Open Day, an event that kick starts Heritage Week in Cork City and is supported by Cork City Council and the Heritage Council.

This unique event celebrates the amazing architecture and history of the Built Heritage in Cork City. Cork Heritage Open Day sees some of Cork’s most fascinating buildings, ranging from the Medieval to the Military, the Civic to the Commercial and the Educational to the Ecclesiastical, open their doors free of charge for one day only.

Local Community Heritage Grant Scheme

This grant scheme is aimed at providing core funding in the form of small grants for local, community-based heritage groups and individuals, who are involved in ongoing work that benefits the Heritage of Cork City.  Funding of between €200 and €1,000 is available per grant.

The Closing Date for receipt of application forms for this grant scheme is 5pm on the 8th February 2019.

Local Heritage Publication Grant Scheme

This grant scheme is aimed at supporting the publication and printing of high quality publications on local heritage topics, which raise awareness and appreciation of local heritage.  Funding of between €1,000 and €4,000 is available per publication grant. A total of up to €12,000 will be available for this grant scheme. 

The Closing Date for receipt of application forms for this grant scheme is 5pm on the 8th February 2019.

For an application form or further information please click on the links below or contact:

Niamh Twomey, Heritage Officer, Cork City Council, City Hall, Cork

Email heritage@corkcity.ie  or tel 021 4924018

These grant schemes are an action from the Cork City Heritage Plan 2015-2020