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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
Tentative List Application Form

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
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UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List Virtual Workshop – 18 and 25 June 2020

Posted on 30 juin 2020
The National Monuments Service, in partnership with ICOMOS Ireland, hosted a follow-up workshop for the stakeholders to the Irish Tentative List of World Heritage properties. The event took place over two mornings on 18 June and 25 June, 2020.  Due to the current Covid-19 restrictions, the event was held online. The goal of the workshop was to deepen participants’ understanding of the World
Danielle McCormack, National Monuments Service; Rebecca Kennedy, Parks Canada; Niall Ó Donnchú, Assistant Secretary; and Michael MacDonagh, Chief Archaeologist.

UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List Workshop, Killarney, Co. Kerry – 15 February 2020

Posted on 20 février 2020
On Saturday, 15 February 2020, the National Monuments Service of the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, in conjunction with ICOMOS Ireland, held a workshop and roundtable discussion with stakeholders to Ireland’s World Heritage Tentative List. The purpose of the workshop was to raise awareness of the World Heritage Convention and to provide information and guidance in
Tentative List Application Form

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
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World Heritage Seminar, Dublin Castle, September 2013

Posted on 2 octobre 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
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