New Heritage Forum for Leitrim – PPN Nominations Sought

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Leitrim Heritage Forum is Seeking Nominations

What is It?

The Leitrim Heritage Forum is a new structure which  will form a partnership between Leitrim County Council and heritage stakeholders in Leitrim. They  will work together to address heritage priorities, promote best practice guidance and meet local heritage needs. A priority of the Forum will be writing the Leitrim Heritage Plan, which will set out the priorities for Heritage in Leitrim over the next 5 years.

The Heritage Forum will consist of 22 members including local elected members and representatives from heritage stakeholders including Leitrim County Council, community, tourism, farming and statutory bodies.


What commitment would be expected from a PPN representative e.g. time and location of meetings, participation in subgroups, becoming a company director etc.?

The Heritage Forum will meet approx 4 times in 2019. Once the Heritage Plan has been written the Forum may choose to meet less frequently.

Meetings will be at the Aras an Chontae, Carrick-on-Shannon. Travel expenses will be paid to Representatives.

Meetings will last for no longer than three hours. The first meeting will be held during working hours. Following this, meetings may be held in the evening if requested by members.     

The Heritage Forum may be divided into three working groups, according to the heritage pillars listed below.

Heritage interests within the Forum will be divided into three pillars and will cover

  • Natural Heritage;
  • Built Heritage and Archaeology;
  • and Cultural Heritage.

It is requested that the PPN representatives have an interest or expertise in one of these areas. Nominees are being sought from each Municipal District.

An induction presentation will be given at the first Forum meeting.

Requirements of Representation:
Please read the requirements above carefully and check with any nominee you propose that they are able to fulfil the duties in terms of time commitment. See also the Leitrim PPN Representatives’ Charter.

NB: Nominations should be received by 4:00 pm on Fri. 11th January 2019 by email or post.

In the case of more than one eligible nominee being put forward for any of the vacancies elections will be held at a Leitrim PPN Meeting, date, time and venue to be advised.


Nominations and Voting:

Every group registered to Leitrim PPN has one vote at County Plenary regarding decisions made and ratification of elections. However, nominating and voting in elections are restricted as follows:

Committee Sector Electoral College Voting Rights
Heritage Forum Ballinamore Municipal District Groups Registered in Ballinamore MD area – all Colleges
Heritage Forum Carrick on Shannon Municipal District Groups Registered in Carrick on Shannon MD area – all Colleges
Heritage Forum Manorhamilton Municipal District. Groups Registered in Carrick on Shannon MD area – all Colleges


Please don’t hesitate to get in touch if you have related questions –, 087 183 1253

Nomination Forms here:

Heritage Forum Ballinamore MD Nomination Form

Heritage Forum Carrick MD Nomination Form

Heritage Forum Manorhamilton MD Nomination Form


Structure of PPN with MDs

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