A new Civic Memorial Policy was adopted by Kilkenny County Council in June 2015. Kilkenny County Council recognises that public commemoration and memorials offer opportunities to honour, celebrate or remember a person, groups of people or events of significance. The Civic Memorial policy sets out the criteria and processes by which Kilkenny County Council will consider the commemoration of people, events and landmarks by the installation of memorials in the public realm.
The Heritage Office is currently undertaking an audit of civic memorials and plaques in the county. Memorials and plaques are an often overlooked part of our cultural heritage. The audit will provide information on the number, type, design and location of memorials around the county. The information gathered will be useful as baseline data/register of memorials and will compliment the proposed policy on civic memorials.