Publications

Heritage in Schools Directory

The Heritage in Schools Directory lists the contact details of Heritage Specialists all around Ireland who will work directly with children. For further information, please visit www.heritageinschools.ie where full details and online booking scheme are available.

Leave No Trace

Leave No Trace promotes and inspires responsible outdoor recreation through education, research and partnerships. At the heart of Leave No Trace are seven principles which will help reduce any damage that might be caused by anyone taking part in outdoor activities.

  • Plan Ahead and Prepare.
  • Be Considerate of Others.
  • Respect Farm Animals and Wildlife.
  • Travel and Camp on Durable Ground.
  • Leave What You Find.
  • Dispose of Waste Properly.
  • Minimise the Effects of Fire.

Download Leave No Trace Ireland (PDF 1.7MB)

Nurture Through Nature, article by Carol Duffy, Childhood Play Specialist

There is something fundamentally natural and heart-warming to see a child ‘mucked up to the eyeballs’, flushed with excitement, exhausted and happy after time spent outdoors working hard at play. Yet one could argue in this changing society this sight is not as commonplace as it used to be.

Download full article ‘Nurture Through Nature’ (PDF 1.32MB)

Sharing Our Stories (improving the visitor experience of Irelands heritage and culture)

This Manual produced by Fáilte Ireland focuses on what you can do to make a measurable improvement to how visitors experience your heritage site. The manual is packed full of fantastic information which can be applied to  any heritage and culture setting or event.

Download Sharing Our Stories(PDF 1.41MB)

Download Sharing Our Stories Exercises (PDF 140KB)

This is the business end of the Manual. These Exercises will help you work out what you need to do to create better interpretation and give visitors a more memorable time at your site.

Guidelines For Taking & Using Images Of Children In The Arts Sector

These guidelines have been compiled by the Arts Council in collaboration with the arts sector and the Health Service Executive (Information and Advice Persons). The guidelines are intended to provide support and guidance to arts organisations and artists working as arts practitioners, facilitators or tutors making, recording and using images of children and young people.

Download Guidelines for Taking & Using Images of children in the Arts Sector (PDF 556KB)

They should be read in conjunction with:

Guidelines for the Protection and Welfare of Children and Young People in the Arts Sector
Our Duty to Care
Children First, National Guidelines for the Protection and Welfare of Children
The Data Protection Act 1998 / 2003

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National Heritage Week 2013 Event Awards

The National Heritage Week Event Awards are now closed for nominations. We have received a record number of entries and would like to thank everyone who took time to register their event. The finalists and winners will be announced in due course.

National Heritage Week 2013 Event Awards