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Heritage Keepers

Here you will find range of the resource that are used during the Heritage Keepers programme, as well as some instruction videos.

Heritage Keepers Resource Book

How-to Videos

Project Resources, Ideas & Information

More Project Ideas for Schools

Heritage Keepers Fieldtrip. Explore and discover your place

The Heritage Keepers Resource Book

A range of the resources used across the five Heritage Keepers workshops. These resources are used to guide groups to increased knowledge and appreciation of their local heritage.

Heritage Keepers Resource Book

How-to Videos

Guides for using resources from HK workshops such as

Heritage Maps, Dúchas, Census Archive, and the National Biodiversity Data Centre

Access os Maps
Search The folklore collection
View Historic Maps
Find Local protected sites
Investigate built heritage
View Census Archive
Find Local Species list
Consider local land use

Resources for Heritage Projects

Every group who participates in Heritage Keepers will plan an action or project. Below you will find links to all sorts of useful advice that might help you with your projects.

Built Heritage Projects
Cultural Heritage
Cultural Heritage Projects
Natural Heritage Projects

Built Heritage

Cultural Heritage

Natural Heritage

Coastal Heritage Projects
Coastal Heritage

Coastal Heritage

Heritage Keepers Teacher Resources and Projects

Resources for Teachers

Heritage Keepers Communications, Funding, Groupwork, and Events

Events, Communications & Funding

Helping Pollinators

How to help pollinators

10 actions to help pollinators from the National Biodiversity Data Centre


Planting trees for pollinators


Garden and flower bed planting for pollinators


Create pollinator nesting sites


Managing hedgerow for pollinators

Tree planting

List of Irelands native trees

Planting bare root trees

Short video on tree planting

Growing trees from seed

A tree planting guide for County Clare but applicable to all of Ireland

Orchard planting

Aimed at farmers but applicable to all


Video on Apple tree planting

Apple trees FAQ


Guidelines for Communities Managing Local Wetlands & Peatlands


General information on raised bog


Video on peatland restoration in Ireland

Pond building

Step by step instructions on how to build a pond for wildlife (Page 32-33)


3 minute video on how to build a pond


15 min video on dos and don’ts of pond construction

Hedgerow care

Managing healthy hedgerows – a 5 min video from the National Biodiversity Data Centre


Hedgerows for pollinators

Creating a wildflower meadow

'How-to’ video from the National Biodiversity Data Centre (8mins)

Why wildflower sees mixes are NOT recommended


Meadows for biodiversity - video from National Biodiversity Data Centre (20mins)


Pollinator friendly grassland management

Pollinator friendly grassland management

Enhancing wildlife in towns and villages

Conserving and Enhancing Wildlife in Town and Villages

Making bird and bat boxes


Gardening for biodiversity – includes bird and bat box info


Invasive species

Management of invasive species

Built Heritage
Natural Heriage
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