CHERISH (Climate Heritage & Environments of Reefs, Islands and Headlands) will increase cross-border knowledge and understanding of the impacts (past, present and near-future) of climate change, storminess and extreme weather events on the cultural heritage of reefs, islands and headlands of the Irish Sea.

The project will target data and management knowledge gaps, employing innovative techniques to discover, assess, map and monitor heritage assets on land and beneath the sea. It will raise awareness about the impacts of climate change on heritage, train the citizen scientist and widely disseminate the results. It will also develop best practice and guidance, making recommendations for future adaptation.


Partner ERDF (€) Total Project Budget (€)
RCAHMW 1,221,704 1,527,963
The Discovery Programme 999,336 1,249,863
Aberystwyth University 922,929 1,154,307
Geological Survey of Ireland 1,000,868 1,251,780

Location of Activity


  • Cork
  • Dublin City
  • Kerry
  • Waterford
  • Wexford
  • Wicklow


  • Ceredigion
  • Gwynedd
  • Isle of Anglesey
  • Pembrokeshire

Partner Contacts

Name Organisation Email Telephone
Toby Driver RCAHMW 1970 621207
Scott Lloyd RCAHMW 1970 621227