17 April 2014
ICOMOS Ireland in collaboration with the Irish National Committee of the Blue Shield are holding a short seminar to commemorate the International Day of Sites and Monuments 18 April 2014, on the theme of 'commemoration'. As the Hague Convention is 60 years old this year, the event will feature three short presentations on the following topics:

  • A brief outline of the Blue Shield,
  • A note on the Hague Convention (1954) and its protocols
  • Reflecting on the climate/weather events of the last few months in the light of the Heritage Council and Fáilte Ireland's "Climate Change, Heritage and Tourism: Implications for Ireland's Coast and Inland Waterways" Report from 2009'. A presentation by Beatrice Kelly of the Heritage Council

As the day falls on Good Friday, the event will take place in the Custom House on 17 April commencing at 1400hrs and finishing 1545hrs. This is a free event. All welcome. RSVP to

Venue courtesy of the DAHG.

The 15th Annual Maura Shaffrey Memorial Lecture on Energy Efficiency and Traditional Buildings will be delivered by Roger Curtis, Technical Research Manager with the Historic Scotland Conservation Group.  It will be hosted by ICOMOS Ireland on the 7th of November 2013 at 7 p.m. at the coach house Dublin Castle. Please click here for more information on the event. 

The ICOMOS Ireland Annual Outing took place on Saturday 6th July to Cork Harbour, and about twenty participants attended tours of the Port of Cork, Spike Island, and Camden Fort Meagher. ICOMOS Ireland would like to thank both Cork City Council and Cork County Council for supporting this visit and ICOMOS Ireland members Laura Bowen and Pat Ruane for organising a day which was well planned and most memorable.
Please click here for more information and photos of the 2013 Annual Outing and information on previous outings. 

ICOMOS Ireland members on the 2013 Annual Outing in Cork

ICOMOS Ireland hosted a range of activities on the International Day for Monuments and Sites on Thursday 18th April in Cork, Dublin, Galway and Roscommon. Please click here for more information on 2013 events.

International Day of Monuments and Sites activities at Creagh Cemetery, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway, 18th April 2013.

The winning entries of the Irish Rural Landscape Photography Competition 2012 have been announced. The competition was hosted by the ICOMOS Ireland Cultural Landscapes National Scientific Committee. Please click here to view the winning entries.

The 14th Annual Maura Shaffrey Memorial Lecture took place in St. Werburgh's Church on Thursday 29th November 2012. Dr. Sue Millar, President of ICOMOS International Committee for Cultural Tourism delivered a lecture titled 'Soul of the City: Cultural Heritage, Communities and Tourism'. Please click here for more information. 

The EU and China have decided to jointly develop adequate solutions to tackle the challenges of rapid and escalating Chinese urbanisation and to create new opportunities for political and commercial co-operation. The resulting EU-China Partnership on Urbanization is an overarching instrument, which is conceived to support China and the EU to achieve the above objectives. Peter Cox was invited to present a paper on the new ISC on Energy Efficiency in heritage Buildings to the EU-China Mayors Forum which met in Brussels on 19/20 September. Please click here for proceedings. 

ICOMOS Ireland member Mairín Doddy manning a stall highlighting architectural conservation at the Volvo Ocean Race Global Village in Galway July 2012, introducing President Higgins to the activities of ICOMOS.

The 2012 ICOMOS Ireland Annual Outing took place on 16th June, and members visited  Castletown House and Demesne in Celbridge, Co. Kildare and Russborough House and Gardens in Blessington, Co. Wicklow. The members focused discussion on servicing requirements in historic houses and demesnes. Please click here for more information and photographs from the 2012 Annual Outing. 

18 April 2012

International Day for Monuments and Sites
On 18th April 2012, the Heritage Council of Ireland jointly hosted a conference with ICOMOS Ireland titled 'Your Place or Mine' to celebrate the ICOMOS International Day of Monuments and Sites.  The theme of the international celebrations for 2012 was 'World Heritage and Sustainable Development: the Role of Local Communities'. 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.

ICOMOS Executive Committee Nomination
ICOMOS Ireland are pleased to announce the election of Grellan D. Rourke to the ICOMOS International Executive Committee. For more information on the ICOMOS Executive Committe, please click here.

27 November-2 December 2011

ICOMOS 17th General Assembly and Scientific Symposium
Theme: 'Heritage, driver of development'
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"Commissioners of Irish Lights and Lighthouses of Ireland"
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26-30 October 2010
Meetings of the ICOMOS International Scientific Committees in Dublin
In partnership with ICOMOS Ireland and Irish Institutions and in association with the ICOMOS Advisory and Executive Committee Meeting and Scientific Symposium 2010.
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Saturday 30 October 2010
ICOMOS Scientific Symposium
Theme: Heritage and Social Change - "Changing World, Changing Views of Heritage: The Impact of Global Change on Cultural Heritage

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26-31 October 2010

ICOMOS Advisory and Executive Committee Meeting and Scientific Symposium 2010 'Social Change' more info>>