Activities - Annual Outing


This year the ICOMOS Ireland Annual Outing 2015 will be a unique Joint Summer Meeting and Conference with ICOMOS-UK in Edinburgh.

This Joint Summer Meeting is on the theme 'New Approaches to Historic Urban Landscapes' and includes a special visit to the Forth Bridge.

Forth Bridge Visit: The Joint Summer Meeting will begin at lunchtime on Thursday 4 June with a visit to the Forth Bridge, a timely opportunity as 2015 is not only the European Industrial and Technical Heritage Year, but also because this iconic structure will be considered for World Heritage Site inscription less than a month later.

Historic Urban Landscapes International Conference: A day-long conference with international speakers, supported and hosted by Historic Scotland, on Friday 5 June will highlight the key principles of an imaginative new approach to sustaining historic urban landscapes, which focuses on integrating the goals of urban heritage conservation with those of social and economic development.

Expert-led Tours: The conference will explore how these principles are being implemented in cities around the world, including World Heritage Cities, to ensure that they continue to flourish and remain resilient to withstand future envi-ronmental, social and economic challenges. Visits on Saturday 6 June will provide expert-led tours of the city, historic buildings and museums, and time to explore the Edinburgh World Heritage Site.

For full programme -

Attendance Fee per person*:
£60.00 ICOMOS-UK and ICOMOS Ireland members
*to include all lectures, tours, admission fees, buffet lunch on Friday 5 June and light refreshments

Payment is via the ICOMOS-UK website, please click here for link.





AO 2013 MainphotoThe ICOMOS Ireland Annual Outing took place on Saturday 6th July to Cork Harbour. About twenty participants turned up and gathered at the pontoon at the Port of Cork complex where they boarded two boats. Pat Ruane gave a commentary on the offices and bonded warehouses, the navigation wall, the Ford factory and Blackrock Castle.

The first port of call was Spike Island where the Site Manager and members of the Spike Steering Committee welcomed the group. There was a very comprehensive tour with access to some areas not normally open to visitors. It was very informative. From there the boats took the group to Crosshaven for a quick lunch in Cronin's before boarding a bus to Camden Fort Meagher where the manager gave an orientation and background talk before going on the tour. A huge amount of clearing and repair work has been done here in recent years and the voluntary community project is quite remarkable. It was not possible to explore the entire fort due to lack of time but members will no doubt return to this splendid fort. The bus then brought the group back to the boats which travelled to Cobh in glorious sunshine, where refreshment was had by the water. A fitting close to an action packed day. 

ICOMOS Ireland would like to thank both Cork City Council and Cork County Council for supporting this visit and members  Laura Bowen and Pat Ruane for organising a day which was well planned and most memorable. 




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