MITCHELSTOWN HERITAGE PLAN was published by Cork County Council in 1984.

At the launch, on 22 March 1984, Cllr Patrick McAuliffe, Chairman, Cork County Council, said that the plan aimed to recognise the town as a major conservation area. The enhancement of its architecture and urban fabric would benefit both local residents and visitors to Mitchelstown.

Following the launch, Cork County Council officially designated Mitchelstown a ‘heritage town’ in 1985, and maintained that designation for the town over the next decade-and-a-half. Mitchelstown Forum, the Business Association, Community Council, Heritage Society and AROMA have adopted the HERITAGE PLAN as a primary objective of the Mitchelstown Socio-Economic Plan. The implementation of the Heritage Plan will enhance many socio-economic aspects of the town.