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.



ICOMOS Ireland expresses its solidarity with our ICOMOS France colleagues at the devastating fire at Notre Dame yesterday. The destruction caused to this great cultural monument of Paris brings a sadness felt across the world and makes real, in the starkest of ways, what irreplaceable means. Our friends and colleagues in Paris and France are in our thoughts. and we lend our support in the endeavours ahead.

ICOMOS International statement on the fire can be found here.



International Day for Monuments and Sites Day Event - 27th April 2019 Theme for 2019 is Rural Heritage, Rural Landscapes and Beyond

Details of the event can be found here.

Please note the closing date for RSVPs to attend is Wednesday April 17th. Please RSVP to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. and note if you attend to travel by car or train (so that we can facilitate car pooling if necessary.

21st Annual Maura Shaffrey Memorial Lecture - 31st October 2019 (tbc) The theme for this year's lecture will focus on the Sustainable Development Goals and Climate Change.

ISC Cultural Landscapes Symposium - 19th - 20th June 2019. Details on the Synosium, hosted by ICOMOS Ireland's NSC on Cultural Landscapes, takes place in the National Botanic Gardens, Dublin. Full details including ticket information can be found here.



The ICOMOS Ireland AGM for 2018 will be held on Tuesday, June 4th 2019 at the Royal Society of Aniquaries, 61 Merrion Square, Dublin 2. This change of date from our normal meeting date of the second Tuesday of the month is due to a clash with the Europe Group Meeting. 



 The 20th Annual Maura Shaffrey Memorial Lecture titled Future Historic City - New Approaches for a Sustainable 21st Century City and presented by Professor Mike Turner, took place on October 17th 2018. A link to the lecture can be found here.

Professor Mike Turner



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