The Heritage Council/the Irish Walled Towns Network have produced a free downloadable publication ‘Ballybrilliant: heritage led regeneration in five Irish towns’. It is full of helpful information on how your town can become a better place in which to live, work and visit and marks European Year of Culture.
This publication features five Irish towns – Carlingford, Westport, Tramore, Fethard and Youghal – where communities have worked to ensure that their town remains vibrant but also true to its origin and identity. This is heritage-led regeneration, where heritage is a resource to promote and create interesting places. These case studies demonstrate the need for leadership and people-centred responses in our towns.
Baile is the Irish for a townland, a town, or homestead. In Irish placenames it normally precedes a person’s name or a description of a geographic feature. In this case, we created the imaginary name of Ballybrilliant. In Ireland, we have not yet established how heritage-led regeneration has developed in our smaller towns. Ballybrilliant seeks to remedy this.
You can download the publication here .