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Built Heritage, Archaeology and Monuments

Kildare is a County that boasts a rich architectural heritage spanning many centuries. Through out the county there are many building types represented, some of which are unique to the county. This built heritage takes the form large estate houses, vernacular heritage such as thatched cottages, industrial related structures such as the Grand and Royal canals, bridges, mill buildings and warehouses.

A protected structure is a structure that a planning authority considers to be of special interest from an architectural, historical, archaeological, artistic, cultural, scientific, social, or technical point of view. Every planning authority is obliged to have a Record of Protected Structures (RPS) that includes structures of special interest in its functional area and into which details of protected structures are entered. The RPS forms part of the Development Plan. You can find more information on protected structures in the Conservation section of this website.