The Irish Walled Towns Network is the subject of the new Heritage Council podcast. In it Ian Doyle, Head of Conservation with The Heritage Council, explains the importance of scheme, and why walled towns remain an integral part of Irish life to this day. He also discusses IWTN grants for interpretation and events projects, which support initiatives that help make the towns better places to live and raise awareness about the important heritage of the town, leading to increased tourism and pride of place.

Meanwhile, the IWTN Project Manager, Róisín Burke, gives an overview of the all-island organisation and Sarah McCutcheon, Executive Archaeologist with Limerick City and County Council, and Vice-Chair of the IWTN Committee, discusses the achievements to date in Kilmallock and Limerick City.