Brú na Bóinne World Heritage Site
Brú na Bóinne World Heritage Site Management Plan - Public Submissions
The deadline for receipt of submission in relation to the preparation of a new draft plan has been extended to 5pm on the 30th September 2011
The closing date for receipt of submissions is 5pm on Friday 8 July 2011.
Brú na Bóinne World Heritage Site Research Framework
The Bend of the Boyne, or Brú na Bóinne, is internationally renowned for its elaborate Neolithic passage tombs, containing the largest assemblage of megalithic art in Europe.
The area has been an important ritual, social and economic centre for thousands of years and its universal value was recognized in 1993 when it was designated a World Heritage Site (WHS), only one of three on the island of Ireland.
In recent years there has been a growing international trend towards the use of research frameworks for World Heritage Sites, and while a considerable body of research has already been completed within Brú na Bóinne, many key research questions need to be addressed such as;
- The dating and development of monuments
- Changes in the settlement record
- How perceptions of the complex changed through time.
Related management issues, preservation, conservation and interpretation within the WHS can be seen as key issues. Accordingly, the Heritage Council in collaboration with the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government has begun drafting a Research Framework for the site, re-assessing key priorities and examining where future research should be directed.
Further information about the framework is available on the Heritage Council website; http://www.heritagecouncil.ie/archaeology/bru_na_boinne/index.html
Brú na Bóinne World Heritage Site Management Plan
A management plan for the World Heritage Site was published by Dúchas in 2002. The preparation of a management plan is a requirement of World Heritage Site designation. The plan proposes a total of 29 actions under the five broad headings of protection, conservation, presentation, research and general management.
The plan is available as a downloadable electronic document at Heritage Publications and is available to view in Navan Library, Railway St, Navan, Co. Meath.
Visitors to Brú na Boinne
Information for visitors to Brú na Bóinne is available at the following link Brú Na Bóinne