Like other sectors of society, the heritage sector has faced closures, job losses, delays and increased home working as a result of the covid-19 restrictions. Some heritage sites have seen increased pressure from visitor numbers and many organisations have been busy developing new online content for those engaged in home schooling or cocooned.

The purpose of this survey was to help us to understand the impact that the covid-19 crisis has on the heritage sector in Ireland so as to advise the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. The findings were presented to the Minister of the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht. The Heritage Council has proposed to Government a range of supports – including financial, capacity-building and advice – that can support the heritage sector in recovery.

Read the results here...