Reflecting on 20 years of Roscommon Heritage Office


Reflecting on 20 years of Roscommon Heritage Office

Roscommon County Council Heritage Office was established in 2001, with the support of The Heritage Council. The Heritage Office works to build a better understanding and appreciation of our natural, built and cultural heritage. This involves gathering heritage data, promoting best practice in the care and management of our heritage and raising awareness of all the different aspects of our heritage. The work of local groups in County Roscommon in recognising their own heritage and their efforts to develop its potential for the benefit of the community is acknowledged and supported by the Roscommon Heritage Office.


A look back through some of the projects delivered by the Roscommon Heritage Office over the past 20 years shows that 19 booklets & posters, 6 books, 7 videos and 27 conjectural reconstruction drawings have been produced. 6 seminars, 19 awareness raising projects, 12 data gathering projects, 22 school’s projects, 10 conservation reports or projects and 15 projects to promote best practice or provide training have been delivered. 23 conservation grant schemes have been managed. National Heritage Week has been promoted and supported over 19 years. 3 County Heritage Plans have been produced and delivered with the assistance of County Roscommon Heritage Forum, which is a partnership between Roscommon County Council and heritage stakeholders countywide who work closely with the Heritage Council and the Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage to address national heritage priorities, promote national best practice guidance at a local level and meet local heritage needs. You can find out more about some of the projects delivered over the past 20 years on


After 20 years in operation, now is a good time to reflect on some of the projects delivered down through the past 20 years and consider what should be prioritised for the next few years’, said Nollaig Feeney, Heritage Officer. This is timely as the current County Roscommon Heritage Plan is up for review, with a new County Heritage Plan due to be prepared in 2022. Suggestions on where the Heritage Office might focus future priorities or what the new County Heritage Plan might deliver are welcome by email to

If you have any queries, please contact Nollaig Feeney, Heritage Officer 087 9078860

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