The Walled Town Crier Issue 4

The Walled Town Crier Issue 4

The June issue of the Irish Walled Towns Network e-zine is now available. In the news sections, you can read about The 2021 IWTN Grants, The Ilen sailing project, Heritage Council Podcast on the IWTN, Live theatre taking place in the shadow of the town walls of...
Sharing your Walled Town Heritage

Sharing your Walled Town Heritage

In anticipation of the world opening up to visitors, our webinar ‘Sharing your walled town heritage’ was designed to explore the different ways we can share and promote the stories of our walled towns. There are many ways to engage with both our...
New podcast about the Irish Walled Towns Network

New podcast about the Irish Walled Towns Network

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...
Heritage Council announces IWTN grants

Heritage Council announces IWTN grants

  The Heritage Council have announced €299,000 for conservation work and interpretation initiatives under the Irish Walled Towns Network. This funding allows the valuable work of protecting, preserving and promoting the history and heritage of Ireland’s walled...
‘Valuing Volunteers’ training course

‘Valuing Volunteers’ training course

Volunteers are a vital element of the work carried out in IWTN member towns and at Adopt a Monuments sites– from the organising of events and fundraising to researching and getting hands dirty with more practical work. ‘Valuing Volunteers: Engaging Volunteers and...
The Walled Town Crier Issue 3

The Walled Town Crier Issue 3

The April issue of the Irish Walled Towns Network e-zine is now available. In the news sections you can read about the Irish Architecture Foundation’s ‘Reimagine’ placemaking programme the Heritage Council’s podcast on the Historic Towns Initiative Short virtual...
‘The Walled Town Crier’ Issue 2

‘The Walled Town Crier’ Issue 2

The February issue of the Irish Walled Towns Network e-zine is full of news and useful information. The news sections features the Heritage Council’s excellent ‘Putting Town Centres First’ podcast series a new book on ‘The Town in Medieval Ireland’ featuring some...
IWTN Workshop 24th February 2021

IWTN Workshop 24th February 2021

On the 24th of February, a virtual workshop and the IWTN AGM were held. We were delighted to welcome Malcolm Noonan, TD, Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform to address the Network and launch the 2021 Grants Programme. Virginia Teehan, CEO of the...
Welcome to the Irish Walled Towns Network Bi-monthly Magazine

Welcome to the Irish Walled Towns Network Bi-monthly Magazine

Welcome to the Irish Walled Towns Network bi-monthly magazine where we feature news and events relating to the network. Articles in the magazine will explore the history and development of our walled towns as well as practical advice on interpretation, promotion and...
Conserving Athlone’s Town Walls – A Behind the Scenes Video

Conserving Athlone’s Town Walls – A Behind the Scenes Video

In September 2020, conservation works were carried out on a section of medieval town walls in Athlone, Co. Westmeath. Every step of the conservation process was captured in a behind-the-scenes video which the Heritage Council have just released. Comprising of...