Do you want to find out more about Fingal’s next Heritage Plan? Join a webinar on Tuesday next

by Rose Barrett
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As part of the Draft Fingal Heritage Plan 2024-2030 Consultation process, a Webinar via Microsoft Teams will take place on Tuesday next, September 26 from 7-8pm. There will be a presentation by Heritage Officer Christine Baker followed by a Q & A session. Join on the night at this link

Above Mayor of Fingal, Cllr Adrian Henchy with Christine Baker, FCC Heritage Officer

When you hear the word heritage what do you think of? Castles, churches, and old buildings? What about community identity and sense of place? In Fingal we are surrounded by heritage. The landscape, geology, distinctive coastline, islands and our natural heritage. Our agricultural and horticultural heritage – from ancient crops to iron gates. Traces of previous generations reflected in our archaeological sites and monuments, historic houses and demesnes, historic gardens, thatch cottages, streets and villages. Industrial heritage in our railways, historic bridges, and canals. Maritime heritage in our ports, harbours and shipwrecks.  Our use of traditional skills, language, folklore, and music.

The Draft Fingal Heritage Plan looks at all types of heritage, how they interlink and connect and how we can best protect and access our heritage. The Plan sets out a vision and strategic objectives for our shared heritage. Sharing and celebrating our heritage in all its diversity promotes well-being and adds to a sense of belonging. Heritage in part of who we are. So have your say!

The deadline to have your say on the Draft Fingal Heritage Plan 2024-2030 Consultation is October 4 next.

Deadline is October 4 next

Pre-Draft consultation took place between April 5 and May 19 and included in-person drop-in sessions, stakeholder workshops and an online survey, from which a total of 266 responses were received. The information gathered during the pre-draft consultation process contributed to the development of a Draft Heritage Plan for Fingal and assisted in prioritising areas for heritage action up to 2030.  

We want to hear the views of organisations and individuals with an interest in our heritage in relation to the Draft Fingal Heritage Plan.

You can view or download the Draft Fingal Heritage Plan and the Report on the Pre-Draft Consultation on and a copy of the Draft Fingal Heritage Plan is also available for consultation at Council offices in Swords and Blanchardstown.  An online webinar will take place on Tuesday, September 26 next or join on the night at this link

Submissions and Observations can be made in respect of the Draft Fingal Heritage Plan from Wednesday 23 August to Wednesday 04 October 2023 (inclusive).

Submissions/Observations can be made as follows: online at  OR In writing to: Heritage Officer, Planning and Strategic Infrastructure Department, FCC,  County Hall, Main St, Swords, Co Dublin, K67X8Y2.

Please make your submission by one medium only i.e. in hard copy or online. DEADLINE FOR SUBMISSIONS: 23:59hrs, Wednesday, October 4.

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