ICOMOS Ireland

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.

ICOMOS Ireland follows and comments on matters in regard to World Heritage Sites and Sites on the Tentative list in Ireland. 

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 comprising of President, Vice-President, Treasurer, Company Secretary, Membership Secretary and five ordinary members.

ICOMOS Ireland seeks to gather a membership that will include recognised experts in their field of specialisation; to recruit emerging professionals seeking such specialisation; and it aspires to give all members ample opportunities and stimulus to become actively engaged in the work of the National Committee. To learn more, click here

ICOMOS Ireland holds monthly committee meetings which are open to all members and often followed by talks. Information on meetings and talks can be found in the Meetings section of the website.



We are pleased to announce that the November 2018 Members Meeting Talk Series will be a talk hosted by ICOMOS Ireland Member Helena Bergin, Architectural Conservation Officer, Fingal County Council.

Following Helena’s attendance at the ICCROM course on ‘First Aid to Cultural Heritage in Times of Crisis 2018’ in Holland this August the talk will focus on the lessons learnt from attending the course and  how a  global network of cultural heritage first aiders is being produced out of those that have participated on the ICCROM course in past years.

The stages of First Aid to Cultural Heritage that were taught on the course include;

  • BEFORE - Risk Prevention, Mitigation and/or Adaption (Equipment for Emergency Response, Emergency Access & Evacuation Routes, Emergency Team & Drills).
  • DURING - Emergency Response and First Aid (Rescue of People first then Relief & Salvage of Heritage, Immediate Damage Assessment, Immediate Protection of Damaged Heritage).
  • AFTER - Recovery and Rehabilitation (Detailed Damage Assessment, Treatments/Repairs/Restoration/Retrofitting).

Following the presentation / talk there will be time for a discussion where members have the opportunity to flag where preparation/preparedness needs to be strengthened in Ireland or where relationships/partnerships need to be developed or supported.

On 31 October 2018 ICCROM published a handbook and toolkit on First Aid to Cultural Heritage which can be downloaded for free from:https://www.iccrom.org/news/pioneering-resource-first-aid-cultural-heritage-now-available

The talk will be livestreamed on the ICOMOS Ireland Facebook page.



 Date: 17th October 2018

Time: Registration from 18.00hrs for 18.30 start

Venue: Dublin Castle 

The 2018 Annual Maura Shaffrey Lecture takes place on Wednesday 17th October in Dublin Castle. Professor Michael Turner will be speaking on the subject of Historic Urban Landscapes, the evolution of this concept and how it has been evolving since the adoption of the 2011 UNESCO Historic Urban Landscape Recommendations.

Tickets for non-ICOMOS Ireland members are available from Eventbrite.

Further information on the event is available here and here.



The ICOMOS Ireland EYCH2018 Study Tour of the Titanic Quarter, Belfast, took place on July 7th and was a very successful outing. Further information on the event can be found here



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