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Architectural Conservation Links

  • The Built Heritage Policy Section of the Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage develops, promotes and implements policies and legislation for the protection of architectural heritage and promotes best practice.
  • The Heritage Council is charged with promoting interest, education, knowledge, pride and care of our national heritage and supporting appreciation and enjoyment of our heritage.
  • The vision of the Irish Georgian Society is to conserve, protect and foster an interest and a respect for Ireland’s architectural heritage and decorative arts. The Traditional Building Skills Register lists craftspeople and professionals with the conservation expertise that is crucial for works to traditionally built buildings.
  • The Irish Architectural Archive collects and preserves material of every kind relating to the architecture of the entire island of Ireland, and makes it available to the public.
  • The National Inventory of Architectural Heritage (NIAH) is a state initiative established on a statutory basis under the administration of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. The purpose of the NIAH is to identify, record, and evaluate the post 1700 architectural heritage of Ireland, uniformly and consistently as an aid in the protection and conservation of the built heritage.
  • The Register of Heritage Contractors aims to provide contractors with the opportunity to demonstrate their proficiency in the field of heritage works, while providing both public and private clients with an accessible list of reliable heritage contractors.
  • The Royal Institute of Architects of Ireland maintains the Register for Architects. Historic buildings, particularly those on the Record of Protected Structures or located within an Architectural Conservation Area, require the advice of an Architect with skills in conservation.  Architects with conservation accreditation are listed on  Historic structures that are not listed by the planning authority may still be of conservation value. Please contact the Architectural Conservation Officer for advice.
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