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On this page we have created links to Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs publications and statutory guidance, relevant legislation, local contacts, resources and reports which may be of assistance to you as an owner or as an agent working on a protected or any historic structure.  The most important documents are the Planning and Development Act, 2000 (as amended); the Planning and Development Regulations, 2001 (as amended); and the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht's guidance document Architectural Heritage Protection - Guidance for Planning Authorities (2011).

We have also compiled a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) section on the work of the NIAH and its implications.  Please contact us if there is any question that we have not addressed.

You will find links to relevant websites on our Links page.

NIAH Handbook

Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs publications

Conventions/Legislation

Architectural Conservation Officers

Thatch in Ireland

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

 

NIAH Handbook

NIAH Handbook Edition March 2013 (PDF, 903KB)

Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs Publications

Download PDFs of Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs publications

Architectural Heritage Protection - Guidelines for Planning Authorities Irish Historic Houses

Architectural Heritage Protection - Guidelines for Planning Authorities (2011) (PDF, 3,447KB)

An Action Plan for the Sustainable Future of the Irish Historic House in Private Ownership (2015) (PDF, 2,966KB)

Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs Advice Series

Bricks - A Guide to the Repair of Historic Brickwork Energy Efficiency - Energy Efficiency in Traditional Buildings Iron - The Repair of Wrought and Cast Ironwork Places of Worship - Conservation of Places of Worship Ruins - The Conservation and Repair of Masonry Ruins

Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs Advice Series

Access - Improving the Accessibility of Historic Buildings and Places (2011) (PDF, 7,348KB)

Bricks - A Guide to the Repair of Historic Brickwork (2009) (PDF, 6,258KB)

Energy Efficiency - Energy Efficiency in Traditional Buildings (2010) (PDF, 4,601KB)

Iron - The Repair of Wrought and Cast Ironwork (2009) (PDF, 6,038KB)

Maintenance - A Guide to the Care of Older Buildings (2007) (PDF, 712KB)

Paving - The Conservation of Historic Ground Surfaces (2015) (PDF, 2,446KB)

Places of Worship - Conservation of Places of Worship (2011) (PDF, 1,544KB)

Roofs - A Guide to the Repair of Historic Roofs (2010) (PDF, 4,779KB)

Ruins - The Conservation and Repair of Masonry Ruins (2010) (PDF, 4,512KB)

Thatch - A Guide to the Repair of Thatched Roofs (2015) (PDF, 2,538KB)

Windows - A Guide to the Repair of Historic Windows (2007) (PDF, 803KB)

Conventions/Legislation

Architectural Conservation Officers

Architectural Conservation Officers (PDF, 21KB)

Thatch in Ireland

A resource dedicated to the conservation and study of thatched buildings in Ireland including details of thatchers and suppliers of thatching materials

A Report on Thatch in Ireland (2005)

Report on the Present and Future Protection of Thatched Structures in Ireland  Executive Summary (130 kb)

Report on the Present and Future Protection of Thatched Structures in Ireland  Volume 1: The Action Plan (260 kb)

Report on the Present and Future Protection of Thatched Structures in Ireland  Volume 2: Supporting Information (905 kb)

Thatchers and Thatch Suppliers in Ireland

Contact details for thatchers and Thatch Suppliers in Ireland

Thatchers in Ireland (PDF, 34KB)

Thatch Suppliers in Ireland (PDF, 26KB)

Traditional Building Skills

Traditional Building Skills Training Scheme 2014 Evaluation Report (PDF, 3,398KB)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Some Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) on the work of the NIAH and its implications.  Please contact us if there is any question that we have not addressed.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) (PDF, 24KB)