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Tuesday 20th February 2018: Heritage Council offices, Kilkenny
‘Our Heritage, Your Say’: a consultation with young people on the future of heritage in Ireland

The Heritage Council is currently putting together a five-year plan on heritage in Ireland and have invited Comhairle members to have their say on its future. They have asked the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA) to collaborate with them in making sure that the voice of young people is heard and included in their Strategic Plan 2018-2022.

The Department of Children and Youth Affairs is carrying out a consultation with young people to find out about the aspects of heritage that appeal most to young people, how we encourage young people to engage more with their heritage and how best to communicate with young people about their heritage.  They will be discussing those questions under the following aspects of heritage:

– 1. Historical Sites (buildings and monuments)
– 2. Native flora & fauna (animals, insects, plants and trees)
– 3. Heritage Events (festivals, heritage open days etc…)
– 4. Heritage in secondary school
– 5. Museum objects and artefacts
– 6. Customs and Traditions

Their views will be presented to the Board of the Heritage Council and will be taken into account when drafting the Heritage Council’s ‘Valuing People & Place: Strategic Plan 2018-2022’.


Wednesday 7th February:
Comhairle members presentation on Cyber Safety & Security to Joint Oireachtas Committee on Children & Youth Affairs