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A Heritage Plan for County Mayo 

The Mayo Heritage Plan is a working document, which identifies priorities and outlines the actions that will be taken by the Heritage Office, in partnership with the Heritage Forum, over a six year period, to conserve and raise awareness of natural, built and cultural heritage in Mayo. 

The County Council, specifically the Heritage Officer, has a coordinating role in developing and implementing the County Heritage Plan. However, the County Heritage Plan is a cross-sectoral plan, incorporating commitments and actions to be implemented by many groups, agencies and organisations involved in the care, protection and management of heritage in the county.

The implementation of the plan can only be achieved in partnership with all stakeholders. 


County Mayo Heritage Plan 2006-2011 

The first Heritage Plan for County Mayo covered the period 2006 to 2011 and is available to download here


County Mayo Heritage Plan 2011- 2016 

The second Heritage Plan for County Mayo covered the period 2011 to 2016, and was extended to 2019. It was adopted by Mayo County Council in September 2011, is available to download here.  

Many of the projects and experiences of the first plan informed the development of the second plan, which will, in turn, inform the development of the forthcoming plan 2020 to 2025. 


County Mayo Heritage Plan 2020 – 2025 

A new Heritage Plan for Mayo will be prepared in 2020.  

Public submissions on the Plan will be invited via an online survey or by email to or by hard copy to Mayo Heritage Plan, Mayo Heritage Office, Aras an Chontae, Castlebar. Further details will be available here shortly. 

The Mayo Heritage Forum is a partnership body with representation from all groups with an interest in the heritage of County Mayo. The Forum is involved in the preparation and implementation of the plan. 

The Heritage Council supports the preparation of the Mayo Heritage Plan and provides annual funding for its implementation. We are very grateful for their support. 

Heritage Ireland 2030 

Heritage Ireland 2030 is to be Ireland’s new national heritage plan. It will be a coherent, comprehensive and inspiring framework of values, principles, strategic priorities and actions to guide and inform the heritage sector over the next decade. 

Heritage Ireland 2030 will be published in the coming months. Any updates on progress over the coming months will be posted on the Department of Culture Heritage and the Gaeltacht website here.


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