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The major area of work of Historic Properties involves the protection, maintenance, presentation and day-today management of historic properties (houses, parks and gardens etc.).

Conservation is a major objective in the management of National Historic Properties in State care. These are:-

        • - The Phoenix Park
        • - St Stephen's Green
        • - St Enda's Park, Rathfarnham
        • - The War Memorial Park, Islandbridge
        • - Iveagh Gardens
        • - The Garden of Rememberance
        • - Garnis Island (Ilnacullen)
        • - Derrynane House
        • - The Glebe House & Gallery
        • - The Botanic Gardens
        • - The John F. Kennedy Arboretum
        • - The Great Blasket Island
        • - Heywood Gardens, Ballinankill
        • - Emo Court, Co. Laois
        • - Fota Arboretum
        • - Rathfarnham Castle
        • - Kilmacurragh, Co. Wicklow
        • - Altamont Gardens, Co. Carlow
        • - Battle of the Boyne site

Further detailed information on the above sites is available on this website.

Matters relating to historic properties are administered centrally. Each site has a local management structure consisting of a manager (park superintendent or other) and with the larger properties supporting technical and industrial staff. Day to day management of the properties is handled through the local manager with more general issues such as general correspondence, legal, policy, permissions to use and budgeting/finance matters being referred to the central administration.


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