Heritage News – 6th October 2017

€873,364 funding for 11 Kilkenny Projects Kilkenny County Council welcomes the announcement of funding of €873,364 for 11 Kilkenny communities under the Town & Village Renewal Scheme 2017 (Ballyragget, Callan...

Kilkenny Field Name Recording Project

The Field Over the Wood, The Rotten Field, Molly’s Acre, Pin Cushion? Do you remember names like these being spoken around your kitchen table, out in the farmyard or at the church gate; the field names of your family farm, your...

Heritage Week 19 – 27 August 2017

National Heritage Week 19 –  27 August 2017 Make a butterfly, fight a medieval knight, build a bee hotel, paint a heritage picture, research your family history, take a tour of a mine.  These are just some of the over...

Children’s Heritage Workshops Freshford

Is your child interested in history and heritage? Would they like to take part in a series of fun and informative workshops in the beautiful setting of one of Kilkenny’s oldest churches? And create Kilkennys’ first...

Memorials, Plaques and Signs in County Kilkenny

Memorials and plaques are an often overlooked part of our cultural heritage. They identify and honour people, historic events and heritage landmarks of the county. The Heritage Office of Kilkenny County Council, with co-funding...

7000 Kilkenny Field Names Saved from Extinction

The Heritage Office of Kilkenny County Council is launching a new publication which celebrates six years of work gathering the old Field Names of County Kilkenny, before they are lost forever. The launch, which is hosted by...

10 Things to do for Heritage Week in Kilkenny

There’s plenty to do for everyone during heritage week – here’s just 10 suggestions. 1. Climb a tower 2. Book a bee workshop… 3. Visit a palace 4. Attend a play 5. Take a garden tour 6. Walk in wild woods 7. Get up...

Kilkenny Heritage Week Launched

Kilkenny Heritage Week was officially launched in the summer sunshine by Cathaoirleach of Kilkenny County Council, Cllr Matt Doran, Kilkenny City Mayor Cllr. Patrick O’Neill and staff of Kilkenny County Council and the Heritage...

The Famine Mass Burials at the Kilkenny Union Workhouse

The remains of 1000 people, inmates of the former Kilkenny workhouse, were discovered in 2005 during an archaeological excavation in Kilkenny City. More than half of those discovered were under 18 years old. In 2010 the remains...

Arts and Culture Capital Scheme

A new grant scheme, from Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs is open for applications. Eligible projects include: municipal arts and culture centre’s, integrated arts centre’s...