Heritage News & Events 30.11.18

Pollinator Friendly Plant (photo Dylan Vaughan)

Help Record Garden birds in Kilkenny
BirdWatch Ireland is calling for the public’s help to keep track of our garden birds by participating in the Garden Bird Survey which starts on Monday 3rd December and ends on 28th February.  We’d like to get as many people as possible recording birds in Kilkenny. This survey is open to everyone. Full details: http://birdwatchireland.ie

Ireland’s National Biodiversity Conference registrations now open
Registration is now open for the National Biodiversity Conference, titled ‘New Horizons for Nature’, coordinated by the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, which will be held in Dublin Castle on 20th & 21st February 2019. Further information at www.biodiversityconference.ie

Hurling goes Global
The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan, T.D., announced that Hurling has been inscribed on the UNESCO Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity, thereby achieving international recognition of hurling as a key element of Ireland’s living heritage to be safeguarded for future generations. Further details https://www.chg.gov.ie/hurling-goes-global-recognised-by-unesco-as-irish-living-heritage/

Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2019
Kilkenny County Council is delighted to announce, as part of the Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2019, funding to the value of €98,000 for the City and County of Kilkenny, to provide assistance to owners of protected structures, proposed protected structures and structures in Architectural Conservation Areas. Grants range between €2,500 and €15,000. Closing Date for applications: 31st January 2019. If you require further assistance, please contact the Architectural Conservation Officer, Kilkenny County Council. Further details https://www.kilkennycoco.ie/eng/Services/Planning/Conservation/

Historic Structures Fund 2019
As part of the Investing in our Culture, Language and Heritage 2018-2027, the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht have announced the Historic Structures Fund 2019 with a total countrywide fund available of €1.8 million.  The primary focus will be the conservation and enhancement of historic structures and buildings for the benefit of communities and the public. Closing date for applications: 31st January 2019. If you require further assistance, please contact the Architectural Conservation Officer, Kilkenny County Council. Further details https://www.kilkennycoco.ie/eng/Services/Planning/Conservation/

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