TidyTowns Heritage Award, sponsored by the Heritage Council

The TidyTowns Heritage Award, sponsored by the Heritage Council seeks to recognise those who work at community level to nurture, promote and inspire new connections with natural, cultural or built heritage.


The Heritage Council has been involved with the TidyTowns Competition since 1997. From its inception, the primary focus of the national TidyTowns Competition has been to encourage communities to improve their local environment and make their area a better place to live, work and visit. 

Making an Application

The Heritage Award, sponsored by the Heritage Council, aims to promote awareness of the importance of our local heritage and how it can contribute to a sense of place and belonging. Passed on to us from previous generations, our heritage encompasses not just buildings, monuments and museum pieces, but also our distinctive landscapes, native wildlife and woodlands, seascapes, geology, heritage gardens and parks, inland waterways, folklore and crafts. The Heritage Council seeks to recognise those who work at local level to benefit an aspect of our heritage and to promote its value to a wider audience.

The project must benefit and promote an aspect of heritage as set out in the Heritage Act. These include monuments, archaeological objects, heritage objects, architectural heritage, flora, fauna, wildlife habitats, landscapes, seascapes, wrecks, geology, heritage gardens and parks and inland waterways. Benefit is understood to mean enjoyment, conservation and/or identification and promote may be interpreted as any action that communicates the value and relevance of heritage to a wider audience.

Projects not considered
• New buildings or modern refurbishment of older buildings.
• New public or commemorative sculptures.
• Amenity works and environmental improvements. This includes works such as seating, spot-lighting, landscaping, curbing, provision of rubbish bins etc.

For full details visit The Heritage Council website https://www.heritagecouncil.ie/projects/tidy-towns-heritage-award

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