Category Archives: Built Heritage

Funding Approval for Repair and Lease Scheme at St. Joseph’s House, Manor Hill, Waterford

Waterford City & County Council is delighted to announce funding approval by the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage for the proposed Repair and Lease Scheme at St Joseph’s House, Manor Hill, Waterford City. Walsh and Sheehan Manor Hill … Continue reading

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Tramore Railway Station windows update

Under the Historic Towns Initiative 2021, the  Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, and the Heritage Council  awarded   Waterford City and County Council an allocation of €77,500 for conservation works at The Railway Station in Tramore. As part of the … Continue reading

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Interpretation Plan for Waterford Medieval City Walls commissioned

Waterford City and County Council has commissioned an Interpretation Plan for the Waterford Medieval City Walls and is inviting input from members of the public. Pictured are Cllr. Seanie Power Deputy Mayor, James Hennessey of Paul Hogart & Co, Rose … Continue reading

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Online resource launched for owners of Historic and Protected Structures

Old House New Home is an important new online resource for the owners of existing properties, including protected structures. The guide can be downloaded here. The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan, TD, has welcomed the Royal … Continue reading

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May Day in Ireland

‘folk beliefs…spring from our common heritage of human fears and human hopes…the fate of the house and of those who dwelt in it was affected, if not determined, by the good or bad luck which followed on casual actions or … Continue reading

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Ogham Stones in Ardmore

There are roughly 400 surviving Ogham inscriptions on stone monuments throughout Ireland and western Britain, the bulk of them are in the south of Ireland, in Counties Kerry, Cork and Waterford. The vast majority of the inscriptions consist of personal … Continue reading

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Ardmore Cathedral

On the exterior of the west gable of Ardmore Cathedral, there are a number of carved tone panels, which according to  historians, depict events from the psalms. In the past one of functions of these carvings was  to illustrate stories … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Maps … Archaeology

Continuing with how we can view our archaeology and built heritage through the maps using the  Historic Environment Viewer link on The National Monuments website, it is possible to find archaeological features via town-land or by feature. For instance, a search … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Maps … What’s in your 2km zone (Part 1)

If you are finding yourself with some spare time, and bored of cat videos, why not try some detective work about the built heritage in your own locality? The National Monuments website has a link to a “Historic Environment Viewer” … Continue reading

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