Activities - International Day for Monuments and Sites Archives

INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR MONUMENTS AND SITES, 2017

The theme for 2017 was Cultural Heritage and Sustainable Tourism, chosen in relation to the United Nations International Yeas of Sustainable Tourism for Development and in the context of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development and the Sustainable Developmet Goals. To mark the year, ICOMOS Ireland hosted an event on Tuesday 11th April which included three short presentations on the concept, design and tourism reality of 'The Norman Way' initiative by Wexford County Council as a case study in innovative cultural tourism.

The Norman Way - Cultural Heritage & Sustainable Tourism
Speakers:
Eamonn Hore, CEng FIEI, Director of Services, Wexford County Council.
Dr Adrian Empey. Historian.
Emmet Stafford, Archaeologist


INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR MONUMENTS AND SITES, 2016

The theme for 2016 was The Heritage of Sport. ICOMOS Ireland hosted a lecture on Tuesday, 12th April given by Paul Rouse An Illustrated History of Hurling.

 


INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR MONUMENTS AND SITES, Friday 18th April 2014

The theme for 2014 is Commemoration. To mark this, ICOMOS Ireland is collaborating with the Irish National Committee of the Blue Shield to hold a series of short presentations on the afternoon of 17 April at 1600hrs, which will include the following:


INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR MONUMENTS AND SITES, Thursday 18th April 2013 

The theme for 2013 was ‘The Heritage of Education’.

Events: Cork

In recognition of International Day of Monuments and Sites, the Heritage Unit of Cork County Council gave a talk and tour on the day at one of the fantastic heritage sites in its ownership - Bridgetown Abbey, near Castletownroche. 
Date/Time Thursday 18th April at 15:00
Event: Bridgetown Abbey - An Educational Tour by County Archaeologist Mary Sleeman
Location: Bridgetown Abbey, Castletownroche
Event Organised By: Cork County Council's Heritage Unit
For More Information: contact the Heritage Unit on 021 4276891

Events: Dublin

Sustaining our Built Environment - Review of the State of Conservation Education and Training in Ireland.

ICOMOS Ireland, through its Education and Training National Scientific Committee organised a networking conference with keynote speaker Dr Jukka Jokilehto, former president and Honorary member ICOMOS International Training Committee. Using the ICOMOS Ireland review of 2009, Sustaining our Built Environment, A Review of the State of Conservation Education and Training in Ireland, it evaluated current education and training provision while linking this global theme of cultural heritage skills development to our local and national realities. This event was by invitation only.

Events: Galway

Secret Landscapes: The Upland Archaeology of the Northern Slieve Aughty - Kilchreest / Castledaly Community Archaeology Project

This community archaeology project was promoted by Christy Cunniffe, Galway Field Monument Advisor in partnership with the Kilchreest / Castledaly community. The Field Monument Advisor Programme is an initiative of The Heritage Council and the Heritage Office of Galway County Council. Newly discovered archaeological monuments in the uplands of Kilchreest dating from the Bronze Age right through to the 19th century material were visited. The event was officially launched by the Mayor of County Galway, Mr Tom Welby at 3.30 in Woodville Walled Garden, Kilchreest, Co Galway and followed by a presentation on the Growing Importance and Significance of Community Archaeology by Maggie Ronayne, Lecturer in Archaeology at NUI Galway. 

Galway County Council Architectural Conservation Office organised a training day in traditional building skills for participants of community employment schemes. These participants have been engaged in village and countryside enhancement projects, such as the care of graveyards and demesne walls. The photo below shows supervisors in community schemes in East Galway learning about the care of historic cast ironwork from master blacksmith Stephen Quinn in Creagh Cemetery, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway on 18th April 2013. The event was hosted by Ballinasloe Town Council, and Galway Rural Development Ltd. to mark the International Day of Monuments and Sites 2013.

Events: Roscommon

Loughnaneane Park Primary Schools Education Pack – explore Roscommon Castle 

ICOMOS Ireland in conjunction with Roscommon County Council invited all primary schools in the county to visit Roscommon Castle on the 18 April to explore this 13th century castle using the Loughnaneane Park Primary schools education pack. 

 


INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR MONUMENTS AND SITES, 18th April 2012

Theme: World Heritage and Sustainable Development: the Role of Local Communities

2012 was the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention (1972) and UNESCO's international theme for the 2012 celebrations was 'World Heritage and Sustainable Development: the Role of Local Communities'. On Wednesday 18th April 2012, the Heritage Council of Ireland jointly hosted a conference with ICOMOS Ireland entitled 'Your Place or Mine' to celebrate the ICOMOS International Day of Monuments and Sites. Please click here for more information on the Heritage Council conference. Click here for the conference programme. For Conference Proceedings and videos of presentations, please click here.

 


INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR MONUMENTS AND SITES, 18th April 2011

Theme: The Cultural Heritage of Water. To celebrate this event ICOMOS Ireland organised two lectures:

Ireland's Costal Legacy - How to Ensure its Future
Speaker: Beatrice Kelly, Head of Policy and Research, The Heritage Council

The presentation explored the potential impacts of climate change. Key elements of Ireland’s coastal heritage were discussed, as well as current pressures such as 'coastal squeeze' - accelerated rates of erosion combined with increased rates of development along coastal and estuarine areas. A new management tool was demonstrated, using GIS, which is being developed between the Heritage Council and six local authorities, bringing together data from cultural and natural sectors, on land and at sea, for the first time. This lunchtime lecture was organised by ICOMOS Ireland in partnership with the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland.

Commissioners of Irish Lights and Lighthouses of Ireland
Speaker: Eoghan Lehane, Engineering Department, Commissioners of Irish Lights.
Venue: Board room, Commissioners of Irish Lights, Harbour Rd, Dun Laoghaire

The presentation provided information on the history and role of Irish Lights together with a pictorial tour of lighthouses around the Irish coast. Organised by ICOMOS Ireland in partnership with the Commissioners of Irish Lights.

 


INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR MONUMENTS AND SITES, 18th April 2010

Theme: Heritage of Agriculture - A contribution to the United Nations 2010 International Year of Biodiversity 

To celebrate this event Cork County Council, in association with Ballincollig Heritage Association organised an event near Kilcre, County Cork, as a response to a request from ICOMOS Ireland to local authorities. The Mayor Derry Canty introduced the event and local expert Seamus Healey gave a talk on the use of a double limekiln at Kircre, which has been conserved in recent years. There was a discussion on the conservation of the limekiln as well as the agriculture of the area.

Monuments in their Agricultural Setting
Speaker: Seamus Healey

 


INTERNATIONAL DAY FOR MONUMENTS AND SITES, 18 April 2009

Theme: Heritage and Science 
Exploring the role that science has played in the creation of heritage and its contribution to the study of heritage. The following events took place in association with ICOMOS Ireland:

Birr, Co. Offaly:
A guided tour of Ireland's Historic Science Centre and the Great Telescope on the Birr Castle Demense
Speaker: John Joyce

Cork City:
A guided tour of four buildings in Cork City: the UCC Observatory, the Photonics Building (former Maltings Complex), the Lifetime Lab (former Cork City Corporation Waterworks) and the UCC Environmental Institute.
Speaker: Pat Ruane, Conservation Officer

ICOMOS Ireland Annual Outing (members only)
The following events took place on different dates in association with the International Day for Monuments and Sites:

Dublin City:

Gallanstown Waterworks - its contribution to social, political and engineering theory
Speaker: Michael Corcoran
Time: 6.30 p.m., 23 April
Venue: Dublin City Library and Archive (Gilbert Library), 138-144 Pearse Street

The Remarkable Robert Halpin
Speaker: Jim Rees, local historian and author.
Time: 8 p.m., 22 April
Venue: Tinakilly House, Rathnew, Co. Wicklow

Tinakilly House is the former home of Captain Robert Halpin, the renowned Wicklow mariner. As Captain of the famous 'Great Eastern', Halpin played a major part in revolutionising world communications by laying over 2000 miles of transatlantic telegraphic cables in 1865. So fond of his great ship was Halpin that he modelled much of the interior of his home in Wicklow, now Tinakilly House, on it - part of the cable and much family memorabilia remains on display.

 

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