The County Roscommon Heritage Forum, facilitated by Roscommon County Council Heritage Office, has begun the process of preparing a new Heritage Plan for County Roscommon. Survey forms can also be completed online, by post, or by contacting the Heritage Office on 090 6637136 to request a copy of the survey form.
This survey is the public’s opportunity to have their say in the formation of the next plan for 2024 to 2028. The final date to respond to the survey is Friday, February 16th, 2024.
County Roscommon Heritage Forum is a heritage partnership between local government, state agencies, development agencies, farming organisations, education and training agencies and the community and voluntary sector – all with an active interest in or responsibility for Roscommon’s heritage.
The Heritage Act 1995 states that the national heritage includes: monuments, archaeological objects, heritage objects, architectural heritage, flora, fauna, wildlife habitats, landscapes, seascapes, wrecks, geology, heritage gardens and parks and inland waterways.
Speaking at the launch of the consultation process, Heritage Officer Nollaig Feeney remarked: “Building from the public consultation carried out last year as part of the preparation of the Roscommon Local Economic and Community Plan, this is another opportunity to let us know the aspects of Roscommon’s Heritage that you value and want to see celebrated and conserved.
“We are seeking the public’s input in shaping Roscommon’s Heritage Plan by completing the survey. Information gathered will contribute to the development of a new Heritage Plan for County Roscommon and will assist in prioritising areas for heritage action up to 2028”, concluded Ms Feeney.