03/07/15

Historic Towns Initiative

The Historic Towns Initiative is a joint undertaking by the Department of Arts, Heritage Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, the Heritage Council and Fáilte Ireland based on a renewal of the existing Heritage Towns designation. The aim is to promote the heritage-led regeneration of Ireland’s historic towns. A pilot phase of the Initiative was undertaken between February 2013 and June 2014 in three towns: Listowel, Co. Kerry, Westport , Co. Mayo and Youghal, Co. Cork.

The Historic Towns Initiative Framework which sets out the steps to follow when undertaking a heritage-led regeneration project of a town was launched in February 2013.

A national roll-out of the Historic Towns Initiative is currently under consideration but will be contingent on dedicated funding being made available to the Department.

Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, 23 Kildare Street, Dublin , D02 TD30. Tel: 01 631 3800 / LoCall: 1890 383 000

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