Fingal Heritage Plan

Fingal has a rich heritage dating back thousands of years, from the passage tombs of Bremore to medieval church settlements such as Swords and Lusk and castles like Malahide and Ardgillan. Fingal also has a unique natural heritage of coastline, waterways, landscape and wildlife, and a cultural heritage of local history, music and folklore. The Fingal Heritage Plan 2011 – 2017 sets out a range of objectives to protect, manage and promote Fingal’s Heritage.

The Fingal Heritage Plan sets out four themes and the actions under each theme to be implemented during the lifetime of the Plan. The four themes of the Plan are:

  • Communicating our heritage to a wide audience – through the use of social media, events and key messages.
  • Caring for our heritage – through research to broaden our knowledge of our existing heritage, and through managing and conserving our heritage assets of buildings, monuments and natural areas
  • Increasing the level of community activity for heritage – through supporting local communities to care for their own heritage and through establishing a vibrant family friendly heritage events programme
  • Supporting the local economy – through ensuring that heritage is integrated into economic development and through supporting recreation and tourism.

Fingal Heritage Plan 2011 - 2017
Fingal Heritage Plan 2011 - 2017 AA Sreening

Contact the Fingal Heritage Officer
email: heritage@fingal.ie telephone: 01 8905697

Contact the Fingal Conservation officer
email: Helena.bergin@fingal.ie telephone: 01 8906709

Contact the Fingal Biodiversity Officer
email: biodiversity@fingal.ie telephone: 01 8905605

Contact the Community Network Unit
email: Eugene.moore@fingal.ie telephone: 01 8905085

Contact the County Archivist
email: colm.mcquinn@fingal.ie telephone: 01 8704496

Contact the Fingal Libraries Local Studies Section
email: Jacinta.judge@fingal.ie telephone: 01 8704495