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 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 wishes to thank all the participants of the ‘Places for People’ National Policy on Architecture consultation workshop with the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, which took place on Friday, January 24th There was a wonderful turnout with some important views shared on the document.

21st Annual Maura Shaffrey Memorial Lecture – Keeping Heritage Above Water

The 21st Annual Maura Shaffrey Memorial Lecture was held in Dublin Castle on Thursday, 31st October 2019. The evening comprised a lecture and panel discussion with keynote speaker Dr Cara Augustenborg examined the Sustainable Development Goals and their relationship to cultural heritage, particularly when facing today’s challenges to sustainably adapt for climate change and contemporary needs.

Videos of the lectures and panel discussion from the evening can be found here.