Heritage Officer Programme

Kildare County Council appointed a Heritage Officer in November 2002. The Heritage Officer Programme is a partnership arrangement between the Local Authority and the Heritage Council.

Heritage Contact Details

Bridget Loughlin,
Kildare County Council,
Aras Chill Dara
Devoy Park, Naas,
Co Kildare.
Phone 045 980791
Fax 045 980835
Email: heritageofficer@kildarecoco.ie
Website: http://www.kildare.ie/countycouncil/Heritage/index.html

Some of the principal areas addressed by the Heritage Officer include:

  • Promoting interest, education, knowledge and pride in Kildare's heritage
  • Providing advice and information to the public and Local Authority staff
  • Data collection
  • Liasing with other bodies in the promotion of heritage
  • Strategies, policies and projects
Supported by the Heritage Council of Ireland

Heritage has been defined in the Heritage Act 1995 as including the following 13 elements:

  • Archaeological objects
  • Architectural Heritage
  • Fauna
  • Flora
  • Geology
  • Heritage Gardens and Parks
  • Heritage Objects
  • Inland Waterways
  • Landscapes
  • Monuments
  • Seascapes
  • Wildlife Habitats
  • Wrecks

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