Institutions, organisations, contacts

Institutions nationales

Délégation permanente de l’Irlande auprès de l’UNESCO
12, avenue Foch
75116 Paris

Irish National Commission for UNESCO
Department of Education and Skills,
International Section
Marlborough Street
IE - Dublin 1

Autorité désignée pour l’utilisation de l’emblème :

Ce pays n’a pas encore désigné d’autorité nationale chargée des questions liées à l’utilisation de l’emblème de la Convention pour la sauvegarde du patrimoine culturel immatériel

En savoir plus sur l’utilisation de l’emblème

Contacts UNESCO

Siège de l’UNESCO (section du PCI)
Responsable régional :
Nakata, Keiichi Julien (

ONG accréditées situées dans ce pays

Nom, adresse et sourceActivités relatives au PCI
An Gaelacadamh Teoranta
An Spidéal
Co. na Gaillimhe
URL: update results of 3GA
Tel.: +353 85 1467535

Demande d’accréditation n° 90122 : anglais
Réunion décisionnaire : 3.GA - 2010

Date de création: 1979

- oral traditions and expressions
- performing arts
- social practices, rituals and festive events
- traditional craftsmanship
- other
- Native language

Mesure de sauvegarde:

- promotion, enhancement
- transmission, (non-)formal education
- revitalization
- The provision of weekly classes in local (Conamara and Árainn) communities. This involves procuring teachers who are committed and qualified in the respective art. Annual events are organized to encourage a wider community participation in traditional arts events, which showcase local talent in relation to traditional arts.

Pays principaux d’activité:


Organization of the transmission of traditional arts--music, dance, story telling, sean-nós singing, through the provision of weekly classes in local communities in the Gaeltacht (predominantly Irish-language speaking) region of Conamara and Árainn. This involves procuring teachers who are committed and qualified in the respective art.
Annual community events are organized and aimed at broader community participation, to reinforce its core perennial activities.
Using traditional arts is a proven vehicle for community cohesion and vitality using this model. As a result, An Gaelacadamh also strives, in turn, to make indigenous language more sustainable and accessible through its classes and community activities.

An Gaelacadamh was established in 1979 with a range of objectives which include initiating and administering a programme to promote and develop traditional arts (indigenous arts); to establish the teaching of traditional music on an organized basis; to nurture storytelling, traditional dancing and folklore; to promote the arts and crafts; and to strengthen the traditional arts at community level though promoting a wide range of events which would provide a platform for artists and artistes throughout the community.
An Gaelacadamh organizes and runs a comprehensive programme of activities throughout Conamara and the Aran Islands. The organization receives an annual Administration Grant from the Dept of Rural, Community, and Gaeltacht Affairs as well as funding for various once off programmes from Údarás na Gaeltachta, Cumas and Galway Vocational Educational Committee. A fulltime Administrator is employed as well as twenty-two teachers. Experts are employed occasionally to work on various programmes. The Board of Directors comprises eight community representatives who give of their time and expertise on a voluntary basis. An Gaelacadamh is a company without share capital and limited by guarantee.
The organization is continuously devising new opportunities to provide both a local and national platform for the professional and amateur artists in the community and particular attention is paid to the young emerging talent. We believe in the importance of presenting the traditional arts in a contemporary fashion to stimulate the interest of the younger generation.
Due to the experience gained in the last number of years administrating our comprehensive programme of events, we have created a very efficient work practice and we now have the spare administrative capacity to undertake new projects, such as this one.
Gaeilge (Irish language) is at the core of Gaelacadamh's day-to-day operation, pedagogy, and inextricably part of safeguarding the indigenous arts.
At present, there are 22 teachers working for the Gaelacadamh, with varying service commitments to the organization.
Intangible cultural heritage practitioners/teachers (Sean Nós singers, Oral Folklore Practitioners, Traditional Dance practitioners musicians/music teachers) provide workshops, lectures/performances at community events, and cultural festivals such as Sean Nós weekends, within the communities where those traditions are active, as well providing weekly classes to children (mostly) throughout the year.
Na Píobarí Uilleann
The Society of Uilleann Pipers [en]
Na Píobarí Uilleann
15 Henrietta Street
Dublin 1
Tel.: +353 1 8730093

Demande d’accréditation n° 90283 : anglais
Réunion décisionnaire : 5.GA - 2014

Date de création: 1968

- oral traditions and expressions
- performing arts
- traditional craftsmanship

Mesure de sauvegarde:

- identification, documentation, research (including inventory-making)
- preservation, protection
- promotion, enhancement
- transmission, (non-)formal education
- revitalization

Pays principaux d’activité:

Allemagne, Australie, Espagne, États-Unis d'Amérique, France, Irlande, Nouvelle-Zélande, Pays-Bas, Royaume-Uni de Grande-Bretagne et d'Irlande du Nord, Suède

he main object of Na Píobairí Uilleann shall be the promotion generally of Irish music and the music of the uilleann pipes in particular.
Towards that end the association may:
(i) Collect and preserve music for these pipes in any manner considered feasible by the Council;
(ii) Assemble materials and carry out research on the history of the pipes and pipers;
(iii) Issue from time to time a publication about piping and the affairs of the association;
(iv) Spread a knowledge of reedmaking and promote the making of pipes.
Teaching – NPU run classes, accessible to all, on a weekly basis in our premises in Dublin, and time-to-time in locations throughout Ireland. We support classes in other countries through the provision of teachers and other resources.
Publications – NPU has a vigorous publications programme, including print and audio-visual materials. Since our foundation in 1968 we have published fifteen books, twenty sound recordings and eleven videos/DVDs. These are all devoted to promoting the playing, making or maintenance of the uilleann pipes. Several new items are published each year.
Website – Our online resource website ( ) already includes over 20,000 items, including music scores, films of performances, technical information, lectures, tutorials, sound files and images, all aimed at fostering understanding of our instrument, and excellence in performance. New material is added on a weekly basis.
Technical training – We have set up a dedicated, fully-equipped pipemaking training centre (PipeCraft, based in Clonshaugh, Dublin), and we are about to start full-time, three-year training courses designed to produce qualified pipemakers.
Performance – We conduct regular recitals of the finest performers of Irish music and song, small-scale on a monthly basis, and an annual showcase concert.
Museum – NPU maintain a museum of classic sets of pipes at our premises.
Building resporation – NPU has successfully restored a mid-eighteenth century Georgian house as its headquarters.
NPU co-operates on a regular basis with the following groups:
* The Arts Council
* The Irish Traditional Music Archive (
* The Willie Clancy Summer School
* Brooks Academy (
* The Historical Harp Society of Ireland (
* Pavee Point Travellers Centre (