Code of Practice on Accessible Heritage Sites

We developed a Code of Practice on Accessible Heritage Sites under section 30 of the Act and published it as Statutory Instrument No. 484 of 2011.

The Code of Practice was developed to guide public bodies in meeting their statutory obligation under Section 29 of the Act by providing practical advice and examples.

The statutory obligations relating to heritage sites do not apply if it would have a significant adverse effect on the conservation status of a species, habitat or the integrity of a heritage site or if it would compromise the characteristics of the heritage site. No adaptations or modifications of any heritage site can be taken that are contrary to law.

In 2011, the NDA worked with the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht to create an advice paper on Access: Improving the accessibility of historic buildings and places.