The major area of work of Historic Properties involves the protection, maintenance, presentation and day-today management of historic properties (houses, parks and gardens etc.).
Conservation is a major objective in the management of National Historic Properties in State care. These are:-
Further detailed information on the above sites is available at the Heritage Ireland website
Matters relating to historic properties are administered centrally. Each site has a local management structure consisting of a manager (park superintendent or other) and with the larger properties supporting technical and industrial staff. Day to day management of the properties is handled through the local manager with more general issues such as general correspondence, legal, policy, permissions to use and budgeting/finance matters being referred to the central administration.