Over the past nine years, Wicklow Uplands Council has worked with a number of local communities to develop a network of interpretative panels which promote and raise awareness on the natural and built heritage in towns and villages throughout County Wicklow. The project relies on strong community participation and community groups are encouraged to take ownership of and actively develop their panel.
This project is a partnership between village communities, Wicklow County Council and Wicklow Uplands Council. To date the project has received funding from County Wicklow Partnership (Leader), the Heritage Council and the Department for Environment, Heritage and Local Government. Local communities also contribute to cost of the panel.
In total 13 interpretive panels have been developed in Aughrim, Baltinglass, Blessington, Dunlavin, Enniskerry, Kilmacanogue, Laragh, Newcastle, Newtownmountkennedy, Rathdangan, Rathdrum, Roundwood and Tinahely.
If your community is interested in participating in the project please submit an expression of interest to Wicklow Uplands Council. Given availability of funding we hope to extend the network of interpretative panels.