Ireland’s first national inventory of intangible heritage was released recently. A total of 30 activities that are unique to Ireland, such like tinsmithing, winterage, hurling and uilleann piping, have been included in this list. As the Irish Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan said, these practices are the “threads in the cultural tapestry of our lives that make us richer as individuals and as a country”.
Ireland ratified the 2003 UNESCO Convention
for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in 2017. Under the
convention, each country had to compile its own list. Instead of monetary gain,
the listed cultural practices will gain more recognition and interests from the