DLRCC Heritage Plan 2021-2025


Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council’s heritage Plan 2021-2025 aims to encourages all to share and appreciate our rich cultural heritage, whilst actively managing and safeguarding these assets for future generations.

The plan also seeks to identify suitable ways and locations across the county to celebrate dlr as an enduring place of arrival and departure, including the significant maritime and transport heritage of Dún Laoghaire Harbour in line with the Dún Laoghaire Harbour Heritage Management Plan, other dlr harbours and the broader context of the Dublin Bay UNESCO Biosphere.

The Council of Europe Framework Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society (The Faro Convention, 2005) defines cultural heritage as “a group of resources inherited from the past which people identify, independently of ownership, as a reflection and expression of their constantly evolving values, beliefs, knowledge and traditions. It includes all aspects of the environment resulting from the interaction between people and places through time”.

The Heritage Acts of 1995 and 2018 define heritage as 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 parks & gardens and inland waterways.

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

Heritage Plan