Heritage Action Plan


  Action Short-Term Gaols ..Cost..  Long-Term Goals Cost Rural Development Program Themes
1.1 Develop Heritage Trail Brochure – V1 will be a mix of built, cultural and natural heritage. Establish heritage trail / guided tour for local National School and local residents for heritage week 2017 Produce Brochure before August 2017 €750 Develop brochure to include 3 versions – V1 built heritage, V2 Cultural heritage, V3 Natural heritage. €1,500
  1. Rural Tourism
  2. Rural Towns
  3. Enterprise Development.
  4. Protection & Improvement of local biodiversity
1.2 Develop book to accompany brochure based on the national school children’s interpretation of the history of the area. Use Athenry walled towns book as an example. Engage with Lawrencetown NS to begin process of heritage stories being told by guest speakers, followed by the pupils developing stories and drawings in their own words based on the guest speakers stories. €250 Produce booklet with illustrations and stories for heritage week 2018. €1,000
  1. Rural Tourism
  2. Rural Towns.
  3. Protection & Improvement of local biodiversity
  4. Rural Youth.
1.3 Develop podcast of heritage trail(s). Local residents and National school children will be asked to voice record heritage information and stories. This will then be available online on the local website and available as a digital guided tour. €500 Produce first podcast by Heritage week 2018 and further podcasts by heritage week 2019. €500
  1. Rural Tourism
  2. Rural Towns.
  3. Enterprise Development
  4. Protection & Improvement of local biodiversity
  5. Rural Youth.
1.4 Establish heritage society/ group in Lawrencetown. Engage with local residents and ascertain the appetite for a regular heritage society meeting. Organise regular talks/ seminars for local residents and visitors. Fist such seminar will take place on 15th April in Lawrencetown Community Hall with the title ‘Architecture of Lawrencetown’. €100 for series of 4 talks/ seminars Establishment and development of a local heritage society/ group. €200
  1. Rural Tourism
  2. Rural Towns.
  3. Enterprise Development
  4. Protection & Improvement of local biodiversity
  5. Rural Youth.
1.5 Establish a heritage office/ museum/ display area for information about Lawrencetown from a heritage and touristic perspective. Engage with local residents and ascertain the appetite for a heritage office/ museum/ display area in 2017. This should be an existing building in the village centre to bring activity to the village. Could be open for a limited period of time, seasonally or weekly and staffed through a rural employment scheme. €1,000 Use an existing premises in Lawrencetown and refurbish to house a heritage office/ museum/ display area for use by local residents and staffed by a local resident creating employment in the area. €10,000
  1. Rural Tourism.
  2. Rural Towns.
  3. Enterprise Development
  4. Protection & Improvement of local biodiversity
  5. Rural Youth
1.6 Conduct study of historical building, an old cottage known as ‘the tin house’ in the village centre Conduct study of house in 2017 €250 Identify other such sites/ monuments to examine and study and identify for heritage trail. No Cost
  1. Rural Tourism.
  2. Rural Towns.
  3. Enterprise Development
  4. Protection & Improvement of local biodiversity
1.7 Refurbish the folly on the Bellevue road Conduct refurbishment work on the folly in 2017. This work has been planned and a budget allocated and is planned to start in Spring 2017. The restoration work will be carried out by a qualified and experienced stone mason who will be assisted by members of a local community employment scheme. Engagement with Galway Co Co conservation officer has been established. €3,000 Identify other such sites/ monuments to refurbish along heritage trail. No Cost
  1. Rural Tourism.
  2. Rural Towns.
  3. Enterprise Development
  4. Protection & Improvement of local biodiversity
1.8 Seymour Mausoleum Remove weeds and growing vegetation from stone structure

Protect stone structure from grazing cattle by erecting fencing

Improve accessibility to Mausoleum and graveyard from end of pathway (approx. 15-20 meters) possibly by using stepping stones across field and clear overgrown part of road at end of the Lisheen walk
€150


€1,000


€250
Identify other such sites/ monuments to refurbish along heritage trail. No Cost
  1. Rural Tourism.
  2. Rural Towns.
  3. Enterprise Development
  4. Protection & Improvement of local biodiversity