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Organisation: Heritage Council

Address: Áras na hOidhreachta Church Lane Kilkenny

Contact: Isabell Smyth: Head of Communications, Liam Scott: Head of Business

Telephone: 056 777 0777

Fax: 056 777 0788



The Heritage Council was established as a statutory body under the Heritage act 1995. Its role is to propose policies and priorities for the identification, protection, preservation and enhancement of the national heritage. National Heritage is defined as including monuments, archaeological objects, heritage objects such as art and industrial works, documents and genealogical records, architectural heritage, flora, fauna, wildlife habitats, landscapes, seascapes, wrecks, geology, heritage gardens, parks and inland waterways. The council has a particular responsibility to promote interest, education, knowledge and pride in the national heritage.