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The Conservation Office of Dublin City Council is responsible for the protection of the architectural heritage of the City as defined by the Planning and Development Act 2000 (amended 2010). This work is achieved through the following:

  • Protection of Architectural Conservation Areas and structures which are included in the Record of Protected Structures.

  • Provision of professional advice to owners of protected structures on conservation issues. 

  • Provision of professional advice on planning applications, Architectural Conservation Area (ACA) proposals and forward planning proposals.

  • Provision of advice to the Enforcement Section regarding unauthorised development and endangerment of Protected Structures.

  • Provision of advice on conservation policy within the council and input to the Development Plan.

  • Management of the Record of Protected Structures.

  • Designation of Architectural Conservation Areas.

Irish Georgian Society Conservation Grants Scheme 2017

The Irish Georgian Society is inviting applications to its Conservation Grants Programme 2017. Now in its fourth year, the grants programme provides financial support for works to structures of significant architectural merit. A total of €50,000 is available and grants will be awarded with priority given to protected structures and recorded monuments of significant architectural merit.

Application forms are available on the IGS website. The closing date for applications to be submitted by 5pm on Friday, 24th 2017.

Structures at Risk Fund 2017

Dublin City Council in conjunction with the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs are inviting applications for the ‘Structures at Risk Fund’ for 2017. This will be administered by the Conservation Section of Dublin City Council for structures in the Dublin City Council area only.

Full details of the scheme and application form

Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2017

The Minister for Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs, Heather Humphreys, has approved funding for the Built Heritage Scheme (BHIS) 2017.
A significant investment in the scheme this year has meant that every project submitted for approval by a Local Authority, including both initial and reserve lists, has been approved for some level of funding.    Naturally, constraints on overall funding have meant that it has been possible only to allocate a proportion of the amount requested in most cases. A formal letter detailing the funding allocations will be forwarded shortly to the successful applicants.  Click this [link] to see details of the projects and levels of funding approved.

The Living City Initiative

The Living City initiative focuses on the regeneration of retail and commercial districts and encouraging people to live in the historic centres of Cork,Dublin, Galway, Kilkenny, Limerick and Waterford.

The aim of the Living City initiative is to bring life back into the heart of the relevant cities by offering tax relief for qualifying expenditure incurred on the refurbishment or conversion of certain buildings where conditions are met.


For more information

Conservation Section
Development Department
Dublin City Council
Block 3, Floor 3
Civic Offices
Dublin 8

Tel: (01) 222 3090, (01) 222 3927, (01) 222 5220, (01) 222 3962
Fax: (01) 222 2271