1.         Brú na Bóinne - Archaeological Ensemble of the Bend of the Boyne (Ireland) (C 659)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1993

Criteria  (i)(iii)(iv)

Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger  N/A

Previous Committee Decisions  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/659/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved: USD 0
For details, see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/659/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds


Previous monitoring missions


Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

Illustrative material  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/659/

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2003

Since 2 June 2002, the Centre has been informed by several individuals that plans are underway to build a municipal waste incinerator in the vicinity of the site. Further information on this matter has been requested through the Permanent Delegation of Ireland to UNESCO. At the time of the preparation of this working document, no report from the authorities has been received. 

Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre, ICOMOS and ICCROM


Decision Adopted: 27 COM 7B.68

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Regrets that the State Party has not provided the information requested on the municipal waste incinerator in the vicinity of the World Heritage property;

2. Recalling paragraph 56 of the Operational Guidelines, inviting States Parties to provide information to the World Heritage Centre in case of major planning decisions affecting a World Heritage property,;

3. Urges the State Party to provide the information requested, including an Environmental Impact Assessment at the earliest opportunity;

4. Requests UNESCO and ICOMOS to undertake a mission in consultation with the State Party to review the situation and the impact of the project on the value and integrity of the property and to submit a report in order that the World Heritage Committee can examine the state of conservation of the property at its 28th session in 2004.