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February 8, 2019 Heritage Ireland 2030
Heritage Ireland 2030 – Heritage Council invites the public to share views on Ireland’s heritage

The Heritage Council has announced details of a public meeting to support the Government’s public consultation on the future of Ireland’s heritage. The meeting will take place on Tuesday, 19th February at 6.30pm in the Claregalway Hotel, Claregalway, and will offer those living in Clare, Galway, Leitrim, Limerick Mayo, Roscommon and Sligo  an opportunity to contribute to the Government’s new national heritage plan, Heritage Ireland 2030.

The plan will outline how the country’s natural and built heritage will be managed, valued and protected over the next decade, and its implementation will be led by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. Anyone interested in attending the public meeting can read the Heritage Ireland 2030 consultation document at: www.chg.gov.ie/heritage/heritageireland2030/.

Speaking ahead of the meeting, Chief Executive of the Heritage Council, Virginia Teehan commented: “Ireland’s heritage spans the natural, built and cultural; and it is preserved, promoted and enjoyed by individuals and communities the length and breadth of the country. This public meeting is an opportunity for anyone who takes an active interest in our heritage to have their voices heard and to feed into a timely national conversation about what our heritage is and what we want it to be.”

Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Galetacht, Josepha Madigan T.D. said: “Our heritage is a priceless and irreplaceable national asset which belongs to us all. The natural and built heritage around us enriches our lives, inspires our achievements and gives life to our communities. It underpins our culture, our economy and our society.”

The Minister added: “The Heritage Council is playing a key role in engaging at a community level to facilitate this public consultation, and I would like to thank the Council for its tremendous support which will help us reach many more people across the country. I would encourage everyone to make their voice heard as part of this consultation, and help to shape our strategy for the next decade.”

Registration details and further information is available here: https://bit.ly/2USjabS.

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