The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht is currently accepting Expressions of Interest for inclusion in a full National Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage, to acknowledge, safeguard and promote Ireland's living culture through official State recognition. The closing date for receipt of information is 31 January 2018.
Intangible cultural heritage represents living forms of heritage that cannot be touched - unlike, for example, our built heritage. It refers to the practices, representations and expressions that are central to the lives and identities of our communities, groups and individuals.
Successful applicants to the National Inventory may also consider seeking nomination by the State for inscription on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, to which the State is entitled to make one nomination every year.
Further information and forms are downloadable from the Department's website and should be submitted by the deadline of Wednesday 31 January 2018 to firstname.lastname@example.org.