ICOMOS Ireland was founded in 1984. It has grown and developed and has a sizeable membership drawn from the State heritage services, local government, museums, universities and private practice.
ICOMOS Ireland organises activities on the International Day for Monuments and Sites. It hosts meetings to pursue its objectives. In 2010, it hosted the ICOMOS Advisory and Executive Committee Meeting and Scientific Symposium 2010 'Social Change' in Dublin Castle.
ICOMOS Ireland follows and comments on matters in regard to World Heritage sites in Ireland. It was represented on the DoEHLG Expert Advisory Group which reviewed the Tentative List of potential sites for inclusion on the World Heritage List. It assisted the Department in the facilitation of workshops in 2013 with a range of stakeholders in relation to each of the sites on the Irish World Heritage tentative list.
ICOMOS Ireland is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee (No. 435591) and is a registered charity (CHY17077).
It has an elected board of directors who form the Executive Committee, comprising President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Company Secretary, Membership Secretary, Publications Officer and two Ordinary committee member.
ICOMOS Ireland holds monthly committee meetings which are open to all its members and often followed by talks.