Speaker: Clare McGrath. This talk will look at how the Irish Heritage Trust since it’s inception has developed innovative and sustainable ways to protect and enhance our Heritage for the enjoyment of many today and in the future. The IHT since it’s inception in 2006 has sought to work with heritage property owners to protect, celebrate and share the stories of the places that are part of our history. We will consider how the IHT has involved local communities in its work: economic activity, community engagement, volunteering and education.
Biography: Clare Mc Grath is Chair of the Irish Heritage Trust, a not-for-profit, established in 2006, to care for and bring to life a variety of properties comprising historic houses, parkland, gardens and museums. Previously, Clare held roles as Commissioner and Chairman of the Office of Public Works, the organisation responsible for the preservation and presentation of Heritage properties in State care.