Donegal County Council Logo


Home > Culture > Heritage > Heritage News > Public Consultation for New County Heritage Plan

New County Donegal Heritage Plan 2023

The County Donegal Heritage Plan is a strategic action plan for the county’s built, archaeological, natural and cultural heritage.  The focus of submissions to the County Donegal Heritage Plan will be on actions that can be taken over the next five years to identify, conserve, manage, promote and interpret County Donegal’s heritage.  The plan will direct heritage priorities, resources and funding for heritage in the county over the next five years.  Click here to download a summary of the Review of County Heritage Plan Implementation (2014-2022). 


The new County Donegal Heritage Plan will include actions relating to our natural heritage (such as wildlife, habitats, flora, fauna and geology), our built heritage (such as historic buildings, landscapes, parks and gardens shaped by human design), our archaeology (such as monuments, ancient objects and shipwrecks) and our cultural inheritance (such as skills, folklore, traditions and archives). 


A draft of the new County Donegal Heritage Plan will be ready in spring and brought to the Elected Members of Donegal County Council for adoption by summer 2023.  The new County Donegal Heritage Plan will be published and launched in autumn 2023.


You can also view the Heritage Council's New Strategic Plan 2023 - 2028, entitled 'Our Place in Time' here....