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Sceilg Mhichíl Community Climate Vulnerability Assessment Workshop

Posted on 28 mars 2024
Sceilg Mhichíl is one of ten World Heritage Properties involved in the Preserving Legacies: A Future for our Past project, and is the only site selected in Europe. The aim of the project is to equip communities worldwide with the tools to accurately anticipate and assess worsening and future climate impacts on culture, and help them turn that scientific knowledge into action to safeguard

Sceilg Mhichíl Community Information Night

Posted on 28 mars 2024
The National Monuments Service, National Parks and Wildlife Service, and the Office of Public Works are hosting a Community Information Night on Sceilg Mhichíl World Heritage Property at the Portmagee Community Centre at 7pm on the 8 April 2024. The three state bodies will discuss their respective roles in relation to the management of the World Heritage Property and Natura 2000 Site and will be

An Introduction to World Heritage: National Capacity Building Workshop

Posted on 20 mars 2024
Dr John Knightly, NMS – The Irish World Heritage System On March 13 2024, the National Monuments Service worked in collaboration with the Office of Public Works,   ICCROM, ICOMOS Ireland, and UCD’s World Heritage Programme to deliver the first workshop of Ireland’s new World Heritage. Dr Mechtild Rossler, ICCROM – Preliminary Assessment Nicole Franceschini,
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Public asked to contribute to Ireland’s debut World Heritage Strategy

Posted on 11 mars 2024
A public consultation has been launched today inviting members of the public and interested stakeholders to participate in the development of the first World Heritage Strategy for Ireland. A ‘Strategy for World Heritage in Ireland 2024-2034’ will set out a vision for World Heritage in Ireland with an aim to ensure that it is developed and managed in line with the requirements of the 1972

National Monuments Service Engagement with UNESCO on Global Heritage Matters

Posted on 7 mars 2024
National Monuments Service was pleased to recently accompany Minister of State with responsibility for Nature, Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan TD to UNESCO HQ for a series of meetings and engagements around Ireland’s commitment to support UNESCO’s important World Heritage activities. Alongside Ireland’s Permanent Representative to UNESCO, meetings were held with the Director
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The World Heritage Education Programme - Patrimonito International Storyboard Competition 2022 - Call for Submissions

Posted on 29 août 2022
UNESCO’s World Heritage Education Programme have announced the Patrimonito International Storyboard Competition 2022. This scheme dates back to 2002 when the World Heritage Education Programme launched the cartoon series ‘Patrimonito’s World Heritage Adventures’. The cartoon aims to raise the awareness of the importance of heritage preservation among the youth, through a “by young

Ministers announce new World Heritage Tentative List for Ireland

Posted on 23 août 2022
The Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien, TD, and Minister of State with Responsibility for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcom Noonan TD have announced a new World Heritage Tentative List for Ireland. The Tentative List is an inventory of natural and cultural heritage sites that may have potential to demonstrate Outstanding Universal Value and therefore
Sceilg Mhichíl World Heritage Property Management Plan, 2020–30

New Ten-year Sceilg Mhichíl Management Plan strengthens commitment to protect, conserve and promote the UNESCO World Heritage Island

Posted on 17 décembre 2021
Minister of State with Responsibility for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcom Noonan TD, and the Minister of State with Responsibility for the Office of Public Works, Patrick O’Donovan TD, have today launched a new 10-year management plan for the UNESCO World Heritage Property of Sceilg Mhichíl. This second ten-year management plan is an important milestone in the story of Sceilg Mhichíl,
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Minister Endorses Recommendations for New World Heritage Tentative List

Posted on 10 novembre 2021
Minister of State with Responsibility for Heritage and Electoral Reform Malcom Noonan TD has welcomed receipt of recommendations from an Expert Advisory Group (EAG) appointed by him last June to review applications to become part of a new Tentative List of potential World Heritage Properties for Ireland. World Heritage Properties are sites of cultural and/or natural heritage designated by UNESCO
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Update on preparing a new World Heritage Tentative List for Ireland

Posted on 8 juillet 2021
In line with UNESCO advice that World Heritage Tentative Lists be reviewed at least every ten years, the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage launched a call for applications in January 2019 to create a new Tentative List of World Heritage Properties in Ireland with a deadline for applications to be submitted by 30 June 2021. The Department received six valid applications to join
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