July 23, 2019
Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan TD today launched the permanent National Inventory of Intangible Cultural Heritage, celebrating living cultural heritage practices in Ireland. This measure represents official State recognition of cultural practices all around Ireland and will serve to protect and promote these practices for generations to come.
‘It is wonderful to see such a variety of customs and traditions from all over the country being acknowledged here today. Each of these threads in the cultural tapestry of our lives makes us richer as individuals and as a country. None of this would be possible without the work of committed volunteers all around the country, whose involvement in their communities’ cultural practices and heritage traditions have sustained them over the generations. I am delighted to honor those customs, practices and traditions through official State recognition on the National Inventory with some of the customs and traditions having a national reach and international recognition such as the practices of breeding, showing and working with Native Irish Pedigree Dog Breeds.’
Above is excerpts from the official press release.