Heritage as a Community and Economic Asset

Date(s) - 26/05/2017
09:45 - 16:00

Carlingford Heritage Centre

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The IWTN is running a free conference on how heritage, when sustainably used, can be employed on initiatives that enhance the livability of a town and are also of direct economic benefit.

9.45 Registration Opens

10.25 Welcome

10.30 Managing Carlingford for visitors and residents
Paraic McKevitt, Carlingford Community Forum

11.00 The Gobbins coastal path as both tourist attraction and community hub
Alister Bell, Manager, The Gobbins Cliff Path

11.30 The Meitheal Mara community boatyard
Cathy Buchanan, General Manager, Meitheal Mara


12.15 Living James Joyce in Sweny’s Pharmacy
Speaker TBC

12.45 Creating the 46km Waterford Greenway
Richie Walsh, Head of Enterprise, Waterford and City Council

1.15-2.30 Lunch

2.30 Designing Buttevant’s River Walk and incorporating the route’s built and natural heritage
Cathal O’Meara, Principal, Cathal O’Meara Landscape Architects

3.00 Black Friary Archaeology Dig: nurturing community participation and developing its tourism potential
Finola O’Carroll, Director, Irish Archaeology Field School

3.30 Conserving and presenting the abandoned medieval town of Rindoon
Kevin Blackwood, Architect, Blackwood Associates Architects

4.00 Close

Contact Liam Mannix lmannix@heritagecouncil.ie to book a free place.


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