Cultural Heritage

Cultural heritage encompasses resources inherited from the past in all forms and aspects: tangible, intangible and digital. This includes monuments, sites, landscapes and natural sites, skills, practices, knowledge and expressions of human creativity, as well as collections conserved and managed by museums, libraries, archives and film heritage.

Cultural vitality is essential to a healthy and sustainable society. Clare County Council recognises the importance of linguistic heritage to the people and culture of the county. Genealogy is an important educational and leisure activity and in addition many tourists have developed a keen interest in sourcing information on their ancestors and their family roots.

Clare County Council aims to support community based initiatives that lead to the awareness, collection and preservation of Clare's unique and intangible cultural heritage including oral history, placenames and folklore.