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...
Climate Change & Historic Towns Document

Climate Change & Historic Towns Document

The Climate Change and Historic Towns document was created in 2019 in collaboration with illustrator, Hazel Hurley. The document is based on presentations which were delivered at the IWTN 2019 conference in Kilmallock, Co. Limerick in June 2019. It presents the...
The IWTN Action Plan 2020-2023

The IWTN Action Plan 2020-2023

Following extensive consultation with the members of the IWTN, the IWTN Action Plan 2020-23 was launched at the IWTN AGM held at Collins Barracks, National Museum of Ireland, Dublin on 14th Feb 2020.  The 2020-2023 Action Plan is the fourth to have been compiled by...