24 July 2023
We are celebrating recent Irish Heritage Trust award recognition with both national and international wins for our properties. This recognition for our teams and partners is testament to their hard work and passion for our special heritage properties.
Museum of the Year
It’s been a fantastic year for The National Famine Museum with multiple awards for the museum and the redevelopment project. The latest is the Prestige Award for Museum of the Year in the republic of Ireland. Such awards recognise the state-of-the-art exhibits and interactives as well as the overall visitor experience that make the National Famine Museum a must visit destination.
History Museum of the Year
Another recent accolade was the award from the Luxury Travel Guide as History Museum of the Year having been nominated by readers of the travel and tourism guide.
Construction and Interpretation Awards
Our partners Kelbuild Ltd received the Irish Construction Excellence (ICE) award for the National Famine Museum. “This deserving project is worthy of recognition and will forever be one of the most invigorating projects we have ever worked on“. Kelbuild
Interpretation partners Tandem Design took the ‘Exhibition, Pop-Up and Set Design‘ prize at the Institute of Designers in Ireland (IDI) awards. They are also shortlisted for the Engaging People Awards by the Association for Heritage Interpretation (AHI).
We work as a national innovative leader for heritage in Ireland and value the profile these awards give to our properties and our people.
Visitor Attraction Merit Award
Johnstown Castle Estate, Museum & Garden also received a Leinster Visits Merit Award at the CIE awards earlier this year.
Such award recognition puts a spotlight on our remarkable heritage tourism visitor attractions and we share these awards with all those who have worked with us.