Heritage Council (Ireland)

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The Heritage Council (Irish: An Comhairle Oidhreachta) is an organisation created by the Irish government to "engage, educate and advocate to develop a wider understanding of the vital contribution that our heritage makes to our social, environmental and economic well-being."[1]

The Heritage Council was established under the Heritage Act of 1995.[1]

The Council's purview includes 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.[2]

The Heritage Council organizes the annual Heritage Week in Ireland.[3] It also has a grants scheme.[4]

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  1. ^ a b "About us". Web site. The Heritage Council. February 2012. Retrieved October 19, 2012. 
  2. ^ Woodworth, Paddy (9 August 2012). "Political courage required to save Heritage Council". The Irish Times. Retrieved October 19, 2012. 
  3. ^ Heritage Week, Ireland.
  4. ^ Heritage Council Grants Scheme, Meath County Council, Ireland.

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