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Public Consultation Draft Galway City Heritage Plan 2015 - 2020

May 12, 2015

The Heritage Office of Galway City Council in conjunction with the City Heritage Forum has prepared a Draft Galway City Heritage Plan 2015 - 2020 and is looking for your views on the draft from now until Friday, the 12th of June 2015. The Heritage Forum includes elected representatives, representatives from the community, voluntary sector, organisations and state agencies with an active interest in or responsibility for the heritage of the city.

What does the plan contain?

The Draft Plan sets out the heritage objectives and actions which are prioritised up until 2020. The actions will help identify, raise awareness of and promote the conservation of the built, natural and cultural heritage of Galway City.

The meaning of heritage for the purposes of the plan is broad and includes - monuments, archaeology, heritage objects, architecture, flora, fauna, wildlife habitats, landscapes, seascapes wrecks, geology, heritage gardens, parks and inland waterways. It also encompasses elements of history and culture which reflects the current strategic vision for heritage in the city.

Where can I view the plan?

The Draft Galway City Heritage Plan 2015 - 2020 is on public display at: -

  • Planning Department, Galway City Council, City Hall, College Road - 9am until 4pm
  • Galway City Library - During normal opening hours
  • Westside Library - During normal opening hours
  • Ballybane Library - During normal opening hours
  • Knocknacarra Community Centre - During normal opening hours
  • The Draft Galway Heritage Plan is also available for inspection or to download at link above.

View Draft Galway City Heritage Plan

How can I take part in the consultation process?

You are invited to make written submissions on the Draft Galway Heritage Plan 2015 - 2020 by post to Draft Heritage Plan 2015 - 2020, Planning Department, Galway City Council, City Hall, College Road, Galway or by email to olivia.murphy@galwaycity.ie by the 12th of June 2015. Submissions made via email should include the name and address of the person/organisation represented. All submissions received during the above time period will be taken into consideration before finalising the Heritage Plan.

For any further information, please contact the Heritage Office, Galway City Council at 091 536599.

Signed: Joe O Neill,
Director of Services,
Planning and Transportation.