There are almost 1,400 protected structures around Meath. Many of these need investment to ensure their preservation and continued use so that they remain a living part of our history and community life into the future. From castle to cottage, the buildings of Meath are an integral part of the county's landscape and heritage and play a major part in defining its character and sense of place. The quality of our historic built environment profoundly affects our everyday lives. It contributes to the vitality of our cities, towns, villages and countryside, instils a sense of pride of place, and makes a significant contribution to our economic prosperity.
Sympathetic maintenance, adaptation and re-use of historic buildings can allow the architectural heritage to yield aesthetic, environmental and economic benefits. The creative challenge is to find suitable ways to provide for the needs of modern living while retaining the qualities and features that make the buildings special.