Among the primary objectives of the CSHIHE are the enhancement of public appreciation of Ireland’s built heritage and landscapes through research and scholarly publication on various aspects of Ireland’s historic houses and estates. The CSHIHE supports undergraduate, postgraduate and postdoctoral research at Maynooth University. Since 2010, the CSHIHE has developed a number of significant research projects, with public outcomes, in collaboration with the OPW, the National Library of Ireland, Castle Howard in Yorkshire, and private benefactors.