Ian Poole, outgoing Chair, and Chris Winter, Director of EHTF, were invited to attend the Irish Walled Towns Network conference held in Drogheda (near Dublin) on 9/10 November, at which Ian made a presentation on the work of the Forum. The organisation is quite young and very interested in the work of EHTF.
In order to share practice and maintain contact it was agreed that Reciprocal Membership should be set up between the two organisations and the Forum has been invited to present a paper at the next event, to be held in Youghal, County Cork, next May.
Details of the programme will be available in the near future; see www.heritagecouncil.ie/walled_towns for further details of the IWTN. We look forward to working with our Irish colleagues in the future.