What is Adopt a Monument Ireland?
The Adopt a Monument Ireland Scheme empowers communities to become actively involved in the conservation and interpretation of local archaeological and heritage sites. Abarta Heritage (in conjunction with the Heritage Council) are providing facilitation, expertise, mentoring, training and support to community groups to help them to care for their local heritage.
Any type of monument dating from any period can be included in the scheme (providing you have sought permission from the landowner and the monument is not in the ownership of the Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs and the Office of Public Works. If you are unsure as to whether your monument is eligible please do get in touch with the us. Any voluntary group or organisation is eligible to take part in this scheme, for example Tidy Towns committees, archaeological societies, local history groups, Men’s Sheds, Community Development Organisations or more. However at this time we do not recommend adoptions by individuals, as the workload is too great for one person to manage alone.
It is hoped that the Adopt a Monument Ireland Scheme will continue into the future to help more communities across Ireland to connect with their heritage.