The Westmeath Heritage Plan 2018-2023 was adopted by the Elected Members on 23rd July 2018 and launched on 14th September 2018. The Heritage Plan is a working document that sets out clear objectives and practical actions to ensure the preservation, protection, promotion and enjoyment of our unique heritage in a sustainable manner over the life of the plan.
Hard Copies of the Plan are available from the Heritage Office
an Irish language version of the Heritage Plan 2018-2023 is available to download:
Review of Westmeath Biodiversity Action Plan 2014-2020
A new Heritage and Biodiversity Plan isbeing prepared for Westmeath.The County Heritage and Biodiversity Plan will be the Local Authority’s statement of intent in relation to the heritage and biodiversity of Westmeath and will set out areas of focus and action for the next five years. It will guide the work of the Heritage Office and cross-departmental activities that include heritage and biodiversity.
Currently there are individual Heritage and Biodiversity Plans. The Westmeath Biodiversity Action Plan 2014-2020 is due to be updated and the Westmeath Heritage Plan 2018-2023 is nearing the end of its term. Consultation on the preparation of the new combined Heritage and Biodiversity Plan for County Westmeath presents an opportunity to assess priorities for the next five years.
Progress has been made on implementing most of the actions of the Biodiversity and Heritage Plans and many actions are on-going.
Please see below examples of projects that have been carried out to date;
A full review of the Westmeath Biodiversity Action Plan 2014-2020 is available at the link below;
To date the Westmeath Biodiversity Action Plan and County Heritage Plans and have focussed largely on actions, some of which have been specific and detailed. It is intended that the new Heritage and Biodiversity Plan will set out Strategic Aims and Objectives, which will guide key areas for action. This will mean the Plan will have scope to address new and changing priorities that may arise during its term.
The development of the Westmeath Heritage and Biodiversity Plan will be influenced by several key considerations. These include:
Pre-draft Consultation will be open until Fri 8th July 2022. During this time there will be a number of public engagement meetings as well as discussion with heritage groups. Dates for public meetings are as follows:
Public information and consultation sessions:
Moate Library – Thursday 2nd June 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Castlepollard Library - Thurs 16th June 6:30pm – 7:30pm
Mullingar Library – Tuesday 7th June 2022 6:00pm-7:30pm
Athlone Library - Tuesday 28th June 2022 6:00pm-7:30pm
Wednesday 15th June -7pm-8pm
Monday 20th June -7-8pm
If you wish to attend one of these meetings please email firstname.lastname@example.org for the link.
When making a submission please state what group (if any) you represent. Your submission should say what you think the priorities are for Heritage and Biodiversity in Westmeath over the next five years.
If you would like would like more information on the process please email email@example.com
Submissions will also be accepted via the post to; The Heritage Office, Áras an Chontae, Mullingar, Co Westmeath
Details of the consultation process and all associated meetings will be posted on Westmeath Heritage social media channels: