World Heritage Seminar, Dublin Castle, September 2013
On 12 September 2013 in Dublin Castle, Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht hosted a one-day seminar on the UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List. The seminar involved representatives from local authorities and community groups and included various presentations from an international panel of experts who outlined the procedures involved in progressing a site from the tentative list to nomination for World Heritage Status.
Skellig Michael, Co. Kerry: The Monastery and South Peak. Archaeological stratigraphic report: excavations 1986–2010
This report is the full account of all the archaeological works carried out within the monastery and South Peak structures. It contains stratigraphic details with supporting plans, sections and photographs; a finds catalogue with descriptions and interpretations by relevant specialists; the raw data and results of palaeoenvironmental analyses and the osteoarchaeological analyses of human remains; a full account of the faunal remains; and the radiocarbon dates. The report concludes with an interim statement of the site’s significance. The purpose of this report is to make available the details of the archaeological works undertaken to date, in advance of the planned multidisciplinary publication programme.
Skellig Michael Safe Access Guide
Skellig Michael is a World Heritage Site and is unique. It has special archaeological, historical and spiritual significance in addition to being a delicate wilderness habitat. Please help us to preserve this special place at all times.
Skellig Michael Implementation Group Annual Report 2011
The Skellig Michael Implementation Group (SMIG) is responsible for the oversight of the implementation of the actions set out in the Skellig Michael Management Plan and the recommendations of the Report on the UNESCO Mission to Skellig Michael in 2007.
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Plean Bainistíochta Shuíomh Oidhreachta Domhanda Sceilg Mhichíl
Forbraíodh an Plean Bainistíochta seo chun Suíomh Oidhreachta Domhanda (WHS) Sceilg Mhichíl a chosaint agus a chaomhnú. Tugann an plean aghaidh ar shaincheisteanna oidhreachta cultúrtha agus nádúrtha ar bhealach comhtháite. Tháirg an Roinn Comhshaoil, Oidhreachta agus Rialtais Áitiúil (RCORÁ), Éire, i gcomhar le hOifig na nOibreacha Poiblí (OOP), an plean, agus forbraíodh é i gcomhairle le grúpaí leasmhara áitiúla, eagraíochtaí neamhrialtasacha agus páirtithe leasmhara eile. Clúdaíonn an plean oileán Sceilg Mhichíl, seachas an teach solais íochtarach (atá in úsáid) agus a chúirtealáiste agus limistéar an héileapad leis an aonad stórála in aice láimhe.
World Heritage Brochure
Heritage is described by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation (UNESCO) as “our legacy from the past, what we live with today and what we pass on to future generations”. Ireland is a country rich in heritage and culture and has long recognised the importance of preserving this for future generations. Our Irish culture and heritage has created the spirit and identity of our people throughout the world and makes us what we are today with our distinctive characteristics.
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Brú na Boinne World Heritage Site Management Plan
This document sets out the main objectives and policies of an integrated management plan for the Brú na Bóinne World Heritage Site.The area is also known as the Bend of the Boyne.The term of this plan is to be five years from the date of its adoption.
Skellig Michael World Heritage Site Management Plan 2008 – 2018
This Management Plan has been developed to protect and preserve Skellig Michael World Heritage Site (WHS), also known as Great Skellig. The plan addresses cultural and natural heritage issues in an integrated manner. It has been produced by the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government (DOEHLG), Ireland, in conjunction with the Office of Public Works (OPW), and has been developed in consultation with local interest groups, non-governmental organisations and other interested parties. The area covered by the plan is the island of Skellig Michael, with the exception of the lower (working) lighthouse and its curtilage and the helipad area and its adjacent store.
Skellig Michael, Co Kerry. World Heritage Site Visitors Guide
This is a user friendly illustrated guide for the visitor to Skellig Michael. It includes information on both the cultural and natural heritage.
Minutes of Meeting 1st Dec 2008
This document describes the minutes of meeting of Tentative List Expert Advisory Group – 1 December 2008
Minutes of Meeting 14th Nov 2008
This document describes the minutes of meeting of Tentative List Expert Advisory Group – 14th Nov 2008
Minutes of Meeting 23rd Oct 2008
This document describes the minutes of meeting of Tentative List Expert Advisory Group – 23rd Oct 2008
Minutes of Meeting 12th Feb 2009
This document describes the minutes of meeting of Tentative List Expert Advisory Group – 12th Feb 2009
Minutes of Meeting 16th Jan 2009
This document describes the minutes of meeting of Tentative List Expert Advisory Group – 16th Jan 2009
Minutes of Meeting 24th Apr 2009
This document describes the minutes of meeting of Tentative List Expert Advisory Group – 24th Apr 2009
Brú na Bóinne World Heritage Site Research Framework
The universal value of Brú na Bóinne was recognised in 1993 when it was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site, only one of three on the island of Ireland. Brú na Bóinne or, to give it its official title, the ‘Archaeological Ensemble of the Bend of the Boyne’ was judged to meet three of UNESCO’s six criteria for cultural heritage
Tentative List Expert Advisory Group Details
The details of the Tentative List Expert Advisory Group
Tentative List and World Heritage Status
Tentative List Independent Expert Advisory Group Research Document - “Tentative List and World Heritage Status”
Terms of Reference for Tentative List Expert Group
The World Heritage Convention (The Convention concerning the Protection of World Cultural and Natural Heritage) was adopted by the General Conference of UNESCO on 16 November 1972. Ireland ratified the convention in 1991 and submitted a Tentative List of ten cultural and natural properties in 1992. Two of these properties have subsequently been inscribed on the World Heritage List; the Archaeological Ensemble of the Bend of the Boyne in 1993 and Skellig Michael in 1996.
Brú na Bóinne Visitor Guide Leaflet (English Version)
Brú na Bóinne Visitor Guide Leaflet (French Version)
Brú na Bóinne Visitor Guide Leaflet (German Version)
Brú na Bóinne Visitor Guide Leaflet (Italian Version)
Brú na Bóinne Visitor Guide Leaflet (Spanish Version)
Brú na Bóinne Visitor Guide Leaflet (Irish Version)