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Heritage Services Office of Public Works. OPW Heritage Services. National Monuments and Historic Properties Responsible for the conservation, care and maintenance of approx. 800 National Monuments and Historic Properties in State ownership Approximately 330 sites accessible to the public - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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Heritage Services Office of Public Works

Heritage ServicesOffice of Public Works

1National Monuments and Historic PropertiesResponsible for the conservation, care and maintenance of approx. 800 National Monuments and Historic Properties in State ownershipApproximately 330 sites accessible to the public260 of these unstaffedVisitor ServicesProvides guide service at 70 Heritage Sites26 of 70 staffed sites open year round.3.4m visitors in 2011

OPW Heritage Services2

National Historic Properties

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National Monuments

4Guide Service Engage with visitorsInterpretationSchools ProgrammeEventsHeritage WeekOPW Visitor Services

5Heritage Week

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Events at OPW Sites

7Events Criteria and LimitationsEvent appropriate to siteSite must be safely accessibleVisit the site!!Availability of OPW staff

www.heritageireland.ieEvent Management PlanSafety StatementPublic Liability InsuranceFee8The Gathering 2013

Clan Gatherings Local Heritage Community based events

9Community groups and Local Authorities invited to work with OPW to raise awareness of the sites under its care, generate more visitors and extend the open hours and seasons of seasonal sites. Community Involvement Initiative

10Sites must be OPW managed and have safe public access.Demonstrate knowledge of the site and of similar sites;Demonstrate commitment in terms of time and personnel;Outline the relevant experience possessed by the group in heritage/tourism areas;Proposal must be financed by group or be cost neutral to OPW; The proposal must contribute to the promotion of the site;The proposal must support the OPW in its management and conservation work;The proposal must contribute to local tourism and local economic developmentOPW will retain responsibility for interpretation and presentation.E-mail communities@opw.ie

Criteria and Limitations

11CommitmentHealth & SafetyCustomer ServiceQuality of informationAppropriateness of eventsExpectation of groups

Challenges

12TrainingLiaisonPublicise on HeritageirelandInitiativesFree WednesdaySchools SchemeNew ideasCorporate Branding

OPW Support

13OPW and Cruachan AiCollaboration began in 2009 following purchase of additional lands by StateCruachain Ai provides visitor centre facilities:InterpretationGuided tours to State owned and privately owned sites.Provides community involvement in sitesLiaison with landownersLiaison with other OPW managed sitesEnsures safety of and reports any damage to sites

14Glendalough Field SchoolKnockroeRathgallKnowthOPW and UCD

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