An Taisce welcomes this initiative specifically addressing the Visitor Experience of the Phoenix Park, however there are a number of areas of concern, in particular the impacts of introduction of modern pavilions into the Park’s historic central avenue, and concerning the overriding problem of motor-traffic impact in the Park. In general the Strategic Review seems too focused on architecture-led visitor centres and needs to instead place the sensitive historic designed landscape at the centre of the initiative.
Preserve our Built Heritage
Our built heritage is a treasure passed to us from previous generations. We are all trustees and guardians of this heritage.
Heather Humphreys TD Minister for Arts Heritage and Gaeltacht Kildare Street Dublin 2
27th Aug. 2015
RE: Request for making of Preservation Order Under Section 3 National Monuments ( Amendment ) Act 1954, on Bronze Age trackways (toghers) monument at Mayne Bog Co Westmeath SMR WM002-038 and WM002-039