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# Heritage

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2022
# Heritage
Cultural sites in seven counties to seek Unesco World Heritage status
But Glendalough Valley in Co Wicklow was not accepted to the list of hopeful applicants.
# South Dublin
Locals fear impact of 534-unit build-to-rent scheme on ancient Glendruid dolmen
A group compared the plan to the idea of building a 10-storey apartment block beside Newgrange.
# Wildfire
'Incredibly difficult' to prosecute people for starting illegal fires, Heritage Minister says
Malcolm Noonan yesterday condemned an illegal 300-hectare fire in Wicklow Mountains National Park.
All time
# Heritage
Protest in Dublin over planned developments at Cobblestone pub and Merchant's Arch
There has been sustained criticism of the two separate proposed developments over the past week.
# Heritage
Propping runs in the family for Leinster's new Samoan tighthead Alaalatoa
The 30-year-old has found similarities between the Crusaders and Leinster.
# Your Say
Poll: Will you tune in to any National Heritage Week events?
In-person and online events are happening around the country for the annual National Heritage Week.
# Heritage Week
From dark skies to Dublin's lost prisons: Sixteen events to check out this National Heritage Week
The annual heritage week takes a hybrid approach this year, with events in-person and online.
# built heritage
Does Ireland need an overhaul of its protected structures system?
There are currently around 1,470 buildings waiting for protected status from Dublin City Council, latest figures show.
Voices
Donal Fallon: The incredible legacy of Herbert Simms, who helped transform Dublin
Donal Fallon describes the impact the Dublin Corporation architect Herbert Simms had on Dublin city.
# Kerry
Farmers' association says anyone responsible for Killarney fires should 'face full rigours of the law'
Fires engulfed Killarney National Park over the weekend.
# hidden history
How a lost shoe and Viking coins help tell the history of Glendalough
They’re on display now in a new exhibition at the National Museum of Ireland, which can be viewed online.
# Grand Canal
Heritage Minister confirms Waterways Ireland will not remove barge homes from canal
Six boat owners had been served eviction notices and told their homes would be removed by crane if they did not move them.
# Evictions
Plan to move people's barges off Dublin's Grand Canal stalled by heritage minister
Minister of State Malcolm Noonan said that he is hoping to establish a mediation process.
# Heritage
€1 million in funding announced for six historic towns around Ireland
The funding is being made available through the Historic Towns Initiative.
# Pacific Islands
'If you play one Test for a country, you can’t go back... I think that’s wrong'
Ex-All Blacks Justin Marshall wants to see rugby’s eligibility laws relaxed.
# NLI
Bullets, ballots and a flu pandemic: Life in Ireland was very turbulent 100 years ago
The National Library of Ireland has launched its latest exhibition, which will run until May 2019.
# Heritage
Potato stealing and pig theft: The stories of Irish convicts sent to Australia now available online
Many of the people sent from Ireland to Australia for petty crimes “generally weren’t coming home”.
# heritage hotspots
Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Cork City
Take our challenge and tick off as many glorious sites this summer as recommended by heritage officers around Ireland.
# heritage hotspots
Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Galway city
Take our challenge and tick off as many glorious sites this summer as recommended by heritage officers around Ireland.
# heritage hotspots
Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Dublin city
Take our challenge and tick off as many glorious sites this summer as recommended by heritage officers around Ireland.
Voices
'Dry stone walls are part of our history and culture but there are plans to replace them with fencing'
The first proposed stretch of wall to be replaced is along the N67 between Kinvara and Ballindereen, Co. Galway.
# heritage hotspots
Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Wicklow
Take our challenge and tick off as many glorious sites this summer as recommended by heritage officers around Ireland.
# heritage hotspots
Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Wexford
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Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Waterford
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Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Westmeath
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Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Tipperary
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Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in South Dublin
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Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Sligo
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Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Roscommon
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Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Offaly
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Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Meath
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Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Mayo
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Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Louth
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# heritage hotspots
Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Monaghan
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Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Leitrim
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Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Laois
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Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Kildare
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# heritage hotspots
Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Dun Laoghaire Rathdown
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# heritage hotspots
Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Cork
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# heritage hotspots
Your summer in Ireland: 5 must-see sites in Clare
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