The Heritage Council part funds the network of 28 City/County Heritage Officers in Local Authorities across the country. The Heritage Council’s vision is that the value of our heritage is enjoyed, managed and protected for the vital contribution that it makes to our identity, well-being and future. For more information on the work of the Heritage Council, please visit www.heritagecouncil.ie


A   Draft County Wicklow Heritage Plan 2017 was approved by the members of Wicklow County Council on 03/07/17. The plan sets out a five year strategy and action plan for the conservation and management of Wicklow’s natural, built and cultural heritage, and will, upon adoption   supersede the County Wicklow Heritage Plan 2009-14.

View the Plan and associated Appropriate Assessment Screening Report ( prepared in accordance with Article 6[3] of the EU Habitats Directive) at council offices and branch libraries or click on the link below.


We would love to hear your views. All are invited to attend the following public information meetings;

Thursday 14th September Wicklow Library 6 -8 pm

Tuesday 19th September Arklow Library (Community Room) 6-8 pm

Thursday 21st September Greystones Library 6-8pm

Tues 26th September   Blessington Library 6-8 pm

Wednesday 27th   September Ballywaltrim Bray 6-8 pm


Written submissions are invited until the 29th September 2017, via e mail to dburns@wicklowcoco.ie or post to ; Heritage Office, Wicklow County Council, County Buildings, Wicklow Town. Please mark ‘Heritage Plan Submission’ and include your name and contact details along with the name of any organisation that you represent (if relevant). For more information contact Wicklow County Council’s Heritage Officer at dburns@wicklowcoco.ie T: 0404 20100 www.wicklow.ie


Wicklow County Council is committed to Access for All. The Plan and associated documentation are available in alternative formats on request. Please contact Wicklow County Council should you have any specific access requirements.


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Built Heritage Investment Scheme (BHIS) 2017, and the Structures at Risk Fund (SRF) 2017

Wicklow County Council wishes to invite applications for funding from owners of protected structures and structures within Architectural Conservation Areas (ACAs) under the following two schemes as operated by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs; Built Heritage Investment Scheme (BHIS) 2017, and the Structures at Risk Fund (SRF) 2017.

Full details of each scheme including guidelines and application forms are available in relevant circulars below, or by request from Wicklow County Council Planning Office Tel: 0404 20100, e-mail planadmin@wicklowcoco.ie. All completed applications (Form A) should to be returned by e mail or post to: BHIS/SRF Planning Section, Wicklow County Council, County Buildings, Wicklow Town by 4 pm on Tuesday 28th February 2017 .