County Mayo Heritage & Biodiversity Strategy 2023 – 2030
The County Mayo Heritage Forum, facilitated by the Heritage Office of Mayo County Council, is preparing a new Heritage & Biodiversity Strategy for the county, and we would like to hear your views.
The Heritage Forum comprises of elected representatives, representatives from the community and voluntary sector and a wide range of organisations and state agencies with an interest in or responsibility in Mayo's heritage.
Our heritage is what we have inherited from the past, to value and enjoy in the present, and to preserve and pass on to future generations. It comprises: the tangible - our historical sites, buildings, monuments, objects in museums, artefacts and archives; the natural - our rivers and lakes, landscapes, woodlands, bogs, uplands, native wildlife, insects, plants, trees, birds and animals; and the intangible – including our customs, sports, folklore, crafts, skills, and traditions.
We want to know the aspects of Mayo’s heritage and biodiversity that you value and want to see celebrated and conserved. We are seeking your input into setting the priorities for Mayo’s new Heritage and Biodiversity Strategy.
Information gathered during this process will feed into Mayo County Council's new Heritage and Biodiversity Strategy, which will guide priority areas of action in Mayo up to 2030.
You can take part in the pre-draft consultation process:
- by completing this survey by 13th March 2023
- attending one of the pre-draft consultation drop-in information sessions to be held as follows:
|Castlebar Library||Wed 22nd February||4.30pm to 7.00 pm|
|Ballina Library||Tues 28th February||4.30pm to 7.00 pm|
|Claremorris Library||Wed 1st March||4.30pm to 7.00 pm|
|Áras Inis Gluaire, Belmullet||Thurs 2nd March||4.30pm to 7.00 pm|
Information gathered during this process will feed into the new Heritage and Biodiversity Strategy for the county, which will guide priority areas of action in Mayo up to 2030.