Wednesday 6 May 2009

Glendalough may be World Heritage Site

GLENDALOUGH could be designated a World Heritage Site if a plan to include the monastic settlement on the UNESCO World Heritage Site Tentative List gets the green light.

Brian Lucas from the Department of the Environment, Heritage and Local Government was in Clermont Campus on Monday speaking to the members of Wicklow County Council.

He said that currently there are 850 sites on the list, a mix of cultural, natural and mixed. Other sites currently included on the list comprise Venice, Robben Island and the Giant's Causeway.

Mr. Lucas said that for a site to be included on the tentative list it needed to be of benefit to future generations of humanity. He said that the tentative list was an inventory of sites that could be considered as a World Heritage Site.

Wicklow People

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