The Local Authority Heritage Officer Programme

Episode 13,  May 21, 2021, 01:53 PM

Ireland’s network of heritage officers are employed by local authorities, in partnership with the Heritage Council. This initiative was started by the Heritage Council in 1999, and has been supported by them ever since through funding and technical support.

Ireland’s network of heritage officers are employed by local authorities, in partnership with The Heritage Council.
 
This initiative was started by the Heritage Council in 1999, and has been supported by them ever since through funding and technical support.  
 
Based all around the country, heritage officers play a key role in promoting awareness, pride and conservation for biodiversity and heritage.  
 
In today’s podcast, our guest is Shirley Clerkin, Heritage Officer with Monaghan County Council, who is a member of the Local Authority Heritage Officer Network. 
 
Shirley explains the importance of this partnership, the work of heritage officers, the value of biodiversity and heritage for sustainable development, and what we can do to be part of the solutions for biodiversity.
 
On with the show..

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