Conservation

County Kerry possesses a wealth of built heritage dating from ancient to modern times.  This built heritage is an intrinsic part of the County’s landscape and one of the County’s many physical attributes.  The Architectural Conservation Officer of Kerry County Council is responsible for the protection of the architectural heritage as defined by the Planning and Development Act 2000.  This work includes:

  • Protection of Architectural Conservation Areas and structures which are included in the Record of Protected Structures.
  • Provision of professional advice to owners of protected structures on conservation issues.
  • Provision of professional advice on planning applications, Architectural Conservation Area (ACA) proposals and forward planning proposals.
  • Provision of advice to the Enforcement Section regarding unauthorised development and endangerment of Protected Structures.
  • Provision of advice on conservation policy within the council and input to the Development Plan.
  • Management of the Record of Protected Structures.
  • Designation of Architectural Conservation Areas.
  • Administration of conservation grants

For further information please contact:
Victoria McCarthy
Architectural Conservation Officer
Planning Department
Kerry County Council
County Buildings
Rathass
Tralee
County Kerry
Tel: 066 7183793
Email: victoria.mccarthy@kerrycoco.ie