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About the Architectural Conservation Office

Donegal County Council’s Architectural Conservation Unit is responsible for making additions to the Record of Protected Structures (RPS). The unit also aids the owners or guardians of structures on the RPS, the National Inventory of Architectural Heritage (NIAH) or within Architectural Conservation Areas (ACAs) with conservation advice and direction.



Check Your Property

You can check if your property is on the RPS or in an ACA using the Planning Map Search at


You can check if your property is on the NIAH at


Please provide your RPS, ACA or NIAH reference number in all correspondence to enable us to deal with your query.


You can contact the Architectural Conservation Unit at [email protected]


Architectural Conservation Grants


The following grants are now unavailable. The date of closure was January 2023:


  • Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2023
  • Historic Structure Fund 2023


Thatch Repair Grant Scheme 2023

The Thatch Repair Grant Scheme 2023 is now open for applications:

Section 57 Declaration


Owners or occupiers of a Protected Structuremay request a ‘declaration’ under Section 57 of the Act. The purpose of this declaration is for Planning Authorities to clarify in writing the kind of works that would or would not materially affect the character of the structure or any element of the structure which contributes to its special interest. The issuing of a declaration is a service that the Planning Authority provides at no cost to the owner or occupant of a protected structure. The Planning Authority has twelve weeks from the receipt of a request for a Section 57 to have it completed.



Contact Us

Collette Beattie Architectural Conservation Officer
Architectural Conservation Office
Community Development & Planning Services
County House
Co Donegal 
F93 Y622
(00353) 74 9153900


 [email protected]