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28/04/2015 - Draft County Donegal Heritage Plan on Public Review

The draft County Donegal Heritage Plan (2014-2019) has been placed on public review until Sunday, May 10, 2015.  The draft County Donegal Heritage Plan (2014-2019) can be consulted on-line at www.donegalcoco.ie/heritage or in your local library.  The aim of the County Donegal Heritage Plan is to raise awareness, understanding and appreciation of the rich and diverse heritage of our county; to promote its conservation, enhancement and enjoyment; and to sustainably harness the economic, social and cultural benefits of heritage for current and future generations. 

 

The draft County Donegal Heritage Plan sets out a series of actions to interpret, conserve, manage and promote our heritage over the next five years.  Following a review of the County Donegal Heritage Plan (2007-2013) and a public consultation process, Donegal County Council and the County Donegal Heritage Forum in partnership with The Heritage Council prepared a draft Heritage Plan.  The draft Heritage Plan was approved by Donegal County Council at its meeting in September 2014.  The County Donegal Heritage Plan deals with issues at a countywide level and includes broad objectives and the identification of specific actions to achieve those objectives.  The County Heritage Plan is not a land use plan and does not include site-specific projects.  

 

Under the Heritage Act (1995), heritage is defined as comprising archaeological objects, architectural heritage, fauna, flora, geology, heritage gardens/parks, heritage objects, inland waterways, landscapes, monuments, seascapes, wildlife habitats and shipwrecks.  “An extensive consultation process has already take place and submissions made at that stage by over 90 organisations and individuals and at the five public meetings have been considered in the preparation of the draft Heritage Plan,” said Joseph Gallagher, County Donegal Heritage Officer.  “The County Donegal Heritage Forum now wishes to refine and finalise the actions in the draft Heritage Plan.”  If you are interested in making any further comments on the draft County Donegal Heritage Plan, the County Donegal Heritage Forum would like to know:

 

What Heritage Plan actions you consider to be the most important and why?

 

What resources might you and/or your organisation be willing to contribute to the implementation of specific Heritage Plan actions?

 

Are there any Heritage Plan actions that could be merged?

 

Please send your comments by Sunday, May 10, 2015 by e-mail to: heritage@donegalcoco.ie  or by post to: County Donegal Heritage Office, Donegal County Council, Station Island, Lifford, County Donegal.

 

ENDS

 

For further information, please contact:

 

Joseph Gallagher

Heritage Officer,

County Donegal Heritage Office,

Donegal County Council,

Station Island,

Lifford,

County Donegal.

 

Telephone:       (074) 917 2576

E-mail:             heritage@donegalcoco.ie

 

 

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