Fingal County Council opens consultation for 2018-2023 Draft Heritage Plan

Wednesday, February 21, 2018

Fingal County Council has prepared a Draft Heritage Plan for Fingal covering the period between 2018 and 2023.

The National Heritage Plan deals with all aspects of our natural and cultural heritage including Fingal’s geology, wildlife, habitats, archaeological sites, history, music and folklore.

Commenting on the importance of heritage, Fingal County Council’s Heritage Officer Gerry Clabby said: “As well as making Fingal a great place to live and visit, our heritage underpins our quality of life, enriches our communities and sustains our economy. It gives us a sense of place and identity and is there to be experienced and enjoyed by everyone in our community.”

The Draft Heritage Plan builds on the two previous heritage plans for Fingal and the results of an initial consultation process in 2017. It proposes 41 actions under the following four themes: Communicating our Heritage to a Wide Audience; Caring for our Heritage; Increasing the Level of Community Activity for Heritage and Supporting the Local Economy.

The Council now wants want to hear your views on the Draft Heritage Plan. The Draft Plan is available to view or to download at A copy of the Draft Heritage Plan is also available for consultation at Council offices and local libraries. Submissions or observations on the Draft Heritage Plan can be made online.

Alternatively, written submissions or observations marked Draft Heritage Plan 2018 – 2023 can be sent to the Heritage Officer, Planning & Strategic Infrastructure Department, Fingal County Council, County Hall, Swords, Co. Dublin K67 X8Y2. Submissions or observations may be made by email

Observations and submissions received before 5.00pm on Tuesday 3rd April 2018 will be taken into consideration by the Council in the final preparation of the Fingal Heritage Plan 2018-2023.

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