The role of the Heritage Officer is to increase the levels of understanding, conservation and preservation of heritage by improving the status and perception of heritage within Dun Laoghaire –Rathdown.
Dún Laoghaire Rathdown County Council has an outstanding built heritage, both archaeological and architectural, with the highest concentration of protected structures outside of the Dublin City area.
This diverse range of structures includes Dolmens, early Christian churches, tower houses, sites of industrial archaeology, maritime structures including the harbours and Martello towers, Georgian houses, Victorian terraces and villas and early 20th C. International style houses. These structures should be valued as a unique and special finite resource for the County.
Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council also has an outstanding natural heritage ranging from the uplands of the Dublin mountains to the coastal area of the County including Dalkey island.