Numerous heritage studies have been commissioned by the Heritage Office of Fingal County Council which are now available for download. Many publications are also available in the local libraries or free from the Heritage Office. Useful links to heritage resources and institutes are included below.
Naming & Commemorative Memorial Policy
The commemoration of significant historical events, anniversaries or people associated with or who have made important social, cultural or economic contributions to Fingal is supported by Fingal County Council. To assist with this the Council sets out in this document a framework for the evaluation and approval of proposals for the installation of commemorative plaques, memorials or monuments in public places and buildings; or the naming of certain types of public infrastructure to honour or celebrate individuals, groups or events of significance in Fingal.
Heritage Signage & Heritage Trail Guidance
Interpretation of and increasing awareness of our archaeological, historical and natural sites is supported by Fingal County Council. To assist with this the Council provides clear direction and advice to the public and stakeholders on the best practice, procedures and requirements for the development of heritage signage and heritage trails in Fingal.
Assessing Fingal’s Archaeological Resource
Undertaken in 2010 this is a study of the known archaeological monuments and the archaeological excavations over a period of extensive development 1999-2009.
Discovering Historic Fingal-Guide to Built Heritage Sources for Fingal
This guide provides information on the main historical sources for Fingal, listing libraries, repositories where books and illustrations for the county can be accessed.
Fingal Coastal Architecture Study
An analysis of the built heritage along Fingal’s extensive coastland including piers, harbours, sea walls and boathouses
Historic Landscape Characterisation Projects
Using historical sources, mapping and GIS the layers of land use over time are built up into a holistic picture of both the ancient and modern landscape. Useful for strategic planning, conservation and research these studies illustrate the constantly developing nature of our surroundings.
Martello Towers Research project
In 2008 Martello Towers Research Project was commissioned by Fingal County Council and Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council, with the support of The Heritage Council, in order to collate all known documentation relating to the Martello Towers from Balbriggan in Co. Dublin to those in Bray, Co. Wicklow.
Structural Assessment of Archaeological Monuments in Fingal
The project was undertaken to analyse the structural integrity of fifteen monuments, identify structural defects to make recommendations for appropriate mitigation and repairs and to propose a prioritization of urgent works.
Useful guides and leaflets regarding our archaeological heritage have been issued by the National Monuments Service.
Fingal Heritage Office has commissioned or supported several heritage publications, all of which are available in Fingal’s libraries. Copies of some are available free from the Heritage Office or to download below.
Parkes M (2012) Islands Coast and Quarries: The Geological Heritage of Fingal
Available free from Fingal Heritage Office
Islands Coasts and Quarries
Baker C (2010) The Antiquities of old Fingal
Available in Fingal Libraries
Bolton J., Carey T., Goodbody R & Clabby G (2012) The Martello Towers of Dublin. Dublin, Dun Laoghaire-Rathdown & Fingal County Council
Available in Fingal Libraries