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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
Beehive Huts,Skellig Micheal

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

Applications to Tentative List deadline extended until 30 June 2021

Posted on 23 février 2021
The deadline for applications for Ireland’s Tentative List of properties for potential future nomination to the World Heritage List 2020-2030 has been extended until 30 June 2021 Each applicant must fill out the application form, explaining why it should be included on the Tentative List, and also provide letters of support from the relevant stakeholders. Applicants should also include

Sceilg Mhichíl Draft Management Plan 2020 – 2030 and Environmental Report Public Consultation

Posted on 2 novembre 2020
Mr Malcom Noonan, T.D., Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage has prepared the draft Sceilg Mhichíl Management Plan 2020 – 2030 for public consultation. In accordance with Article 9(1) of the European Communities (Environmental Assessment of Certain Plans and Programmes) Regulations 2004, Strategic Environmental Assessment (SEA) has been carried

Call for Applications to Ireland’s Tentative List of Properties for Potential Future Nomination

Posted on 14 janvier 2019
In January 2019, the Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht opened applications for Ireland’s Tentative List of properties for potential future nomination to the World Heritage List 2020-2030. The National Monuments Service (NMS) of the Department oversees the process of Tentative List application and assessment. We are seeking applications from Local Authorities, State Bodies,
St Michael's Church

Public Consultation Process on Sceilg Mhichíl Management Plan

Posted on 24 décembre 2018
A consultation period on a new 10-year Management Plan for the World Heritage Site of Sceilg Mhichíl is now open. The new 10 year Management Plan 2019-2029 will replace the current Plan dating from 2008, which has focused on protecting and preserving the outstanding universal value of the site while allowing it to be accessible to local communities and visitors to experience and enjoy its

Archaeological Discoveries at the Brú na Bóinne World Heritage Property

Posted on 12 juillet 2018
  The recent discovery of a large henge-like enclosure within the Brú na Bóinne UNESCO World Heritage Property at Newgrange has attracted worldwide interest: it is a remarkable discovery within an already phenomenally rich archaeological landscape. The henge discovered by Boyne Valley researchers and photographers Anthony Murphy and Ken Williams is a large ceremonial enclosure, which