Wicklow Uplands Council extends a warm welcome to the new board members of The Heritage Council
The appointment of the new state board by Minister for Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Darragh O’Brien TD, was announced this week and sees both new board members and the reappointment of others. Coming from diverse backgrounds from across the broad heritage sector, the board members undoubtedly bring an abundance of experience to guide the strategic vision of the Council’s vital work in the preservation, protection and promotion of our rich built, cultural and natural heritage.
Their appointment comes at a time when the Heritage Council is preparing to launch ‘Heritage at the Heart: Community Grants Scheme’ aimed at supporting heritage projects at a community level. In addition, the Heritage Council is being supported to develop a new initiative, an ‘inclusive heritage’ programme, which sets out to encourage diversity and inclusivity in heritage practice. The first phase of the programme will work specifically with the Traveller Community to record and promote their heritage.