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23rd May 2014

An atmospheric image of Dromineer Castle, on the shores of Lough Derg, Co. Tipperary, by Padraig Ó Flannabhra, from his new book publication 'DeLight in Dromineer',which shows images of this historic lakeside village. Efforts by members of the public together with An Taisce North Tipperary, have formed 'Cairde an Chaisleáin' / Friends of Dromineer Castle ,to help remove Ivy, and conserve the 13th century, lakeside Icon of Dromineer, which dominates the local landscape.

15th May 2014

An Taisce – The National Trust for Ireland, has presented a compelling historical and archaeological report to Minister for Heritage, Mr Jimmy Deenihan, asking him to confirm a National Monument at Vicar St, Kilkenny, and to issue a formal declaration under national monuments legislation.

14th May 2014

In continuation of the professional dialogue that took place in Kilkenny last week, An Taisce - The National Trust for Ireland, and Kilkenny County Council agreed today agreed the following points at a meeting:

7th May 2014

Following a recent site visit, An Taisce is pleased to announce that an imminent meeting will take place with Mr. Joe Crockett, Kilkenny County Manager, to discuss the conservation plans for the Vicar Street houses in Kilkenny city. Renaissance / late medieval features of these houses were previously slated for demolition to make way for the Kilkenny Central Access Scheme (CAS).

An Taisce wishes to acknowledge the facilitation of the recent site visit and the opportunity to conduct an independent assessment of the standing remains.


The Gate Lodges of Donegal

The Gate-Lodges of Donegal Exhibition was promoted by Mr and Mrs David Rowe, An Taisce Dublin; help and advice given by Mr J.A.K. (Dixie) Dean, B.Sc., R.I.B.A., author of Gate Lodges of Ulster. At the time of Mr Dean’s research a considerable number, about 125, of these lodges were listed in Donegal. However in 1998-1999 when the current research took place, many had disappeared and the list is now reduced to 70.


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