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.



The 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage
Challenges and Opportunities For Ireland

by Patricia Cunningham

The next ICOMOS Ireland Members Meeting talk series will take place at the Helen Roe Theater, 63 Merrion Square, at 6pm on Tuesday May 8th 2018. The presentation is by Patricia Cunningham, an academic manager and lecturer at the UCD School of Biology and Environmental Science and member of the Irish Expert Advisory Committee for the National Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage. 

Patricia has based her presentation on the evolution and operation of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage and will examine the potential opportunities and challenges that ratification could have for Ireland. Much of this research is drawn from the work which she carried out as part of her Masters in World Heritage Management in UCD. 





Monday 9th & Tuesday 10th April, The Poddle Room, Dublin Castle

ICOMOS Ireland and the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Energy, Sustainability and Climate Change (ISCES+CC) are pleased and proud to announce that the ICOMOS International Task Force on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) will hold their next meeting in Dublin on the 9th and 10th of April 2018.

The event is open to people with an interest in the Sustainable Development Goals and how they will affect our lives, our government and in particular our environment, both natural and cultural. Several leading world experts in their fields are travelling to Dublin for the meetings and will give a number of short presentations to stimulate discussion and debate on the main topics. 

The programme for the main series of meetings can be view here. Each meeting will be divided into how to localise the Sustainable Development Goals and how to mitigate, measure, monitor and implement these 17 goals, using agreed indicators.

The business meetings will be followed on Tuesday afternoon by a Public Seminar with a series of speakers culminating in a panel discussion with international and Irish experts. The Public Seminar Programme can be viewed here. Please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.



The theme for 2018's ICOMOS International Day for Monuments and Sites is Heritage for Generations.

To mark this, ICOMOS Ireland's Emerging Professionals Group will host a dynamic event on the evening of 18th April to introduce ICOMOS, its workings and the various charters/ principles/ conventions, which shape conservation and cultural heritage practice and policy.

The event will commence in Tailors' Hall, Dublin 8 at 4:30pm and include a walk through Dublin city centre to selected locations to discuss particular charters and conventions.

Further details available here

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