Posts Tagged ‘Heritage Council’


Continuing our series of old posts (to mark our 10th year in business), ones we feel were good, prescient or elicited some good conversation or debate, this post was first published in January 2009. Posted in response to a controversy about how we treat and curate our dead, initiated by then IT journalist Sarah Carey, […]


The Heritage Council is currently inviting applications for funding under the following schemes for 2012: Heritage Research provides assistance for data collection and research relating to Ireland’s heritage Heritage Management supports projects that apply good heritage practice to the management of places, collections or objects (including buildings) Heritage Education, Community and Outreach supports initiatives linking […]


From the Heritage Council: ‘The final version of the Heritage Council’s  Best Practice Guidance for Habitat Survey and Mapping is now available on our website at This publication presents current best practice guidance for survey and mapping of habitats in the Republic of Ireland, and is aimed primarily at those who conduct or commission habitat surveys. Its […]



This just in: The Early Medieval Archaeology Project (EMAP), a collaborative research consortium based in UCD/QUB and partners, completed in 2008 a series of significant archaeological reports based on its research as funded by the INSTAR 2008 programme and the Heritage Council Archaeological Research Grants 2008 scheme. … all these EMAP reports can now be downloaded at […]

Bring out your dead

Bring out your dead

The debate about how we excavate, treat and curate our dead received some airing at the end of December, with Irish Times journalist Sarah Carey raising the issue in a piece recently, subsequently debated on the Pat Kenny show, resulting in Pat Wallace (director of the National Museum of Ireland) deciding to return some of […]

Boatwash Review

Posted by Eoghan, Moore Marine In 2006, in conjunction with University College Cork Hydraulics and Maritime Research Centre and Aquatic Services Unit, Orla Power for Moore Marine worked on the cultural heritage impacts as part of the ‘Literature review on the impacts of boat wash on the heritage of Ireland’s inland waterways’, commissioned by the […]


Minister for the EHLG, John Gormley has announced the establishment of a new strategic archaeological research fund (entitled the Irish National Strategic Archaeological Research, or INSTAR, Programme). The fund for 2008 will be of the order of €1 million and will be administered by the Heritage Council. Funding will continue beyond the current year subject […]