Heritage News & Events 11th June 2018

Cruinniú na nÓg Minister Madigan announced a programme of over 300 free child-centered events as part of Cruinniú na nÓg, a Creative Ireland programme, which will take place on 23rd June in local towns and neighbourhoods across...

Can you help us with Kilkenny’s Oral Heritage Audit?

Do you have any information on oral heritage recordings or collections on County Kilkenny topics, people or places? If so the Heritage Office of Kilkenny County Council would like to hear from you. The Heritage Office, with...

Heritage News & Events 28th May 2018

Bee Interested Gowran Development Association are hosting a Bee Keeping and associated topics evening on 29th May from 8.30-10.30pm in Dalton House, Gowran.  If you are interested in beekeeping and pollination then go to this...

Heritage News & Events 5th May 2018

Dawn Chorus in Woodstock and Jenkinstown Birdwatch Irelands Kilkenny Branch have organised an outing to Woodstock, Inistioge on Monday 7th May @5am to hear the dawn chorus. Meet in Woodstock carpark. Their annual Dawn Chorus...

Heritage News 20th April 2018

The rocks beneath our feet When we think of heritage, we think of historic buildings, the stories and traditions passed down from generation to generation, music and folklore.  What about the rocks beneath our feet? They too have...

Kilkenny City’s Medieval Walls: Talbots Tower

Kilkenny City was a centre of political and ecclesiastical power in Ireland between the 9th and 17th centuries. In 1300 it was the country’s largest inland town, bounded by city walls built by the Anglo Norman invaders. The walls...

Heritage News 13th April

The Roads of Graiguenamanagh talk Graiguenamanagh Historical Society will present a talk by author and local historian, Colm Walsh, on the history of the roads around Graiguenamanagh on Friday 13th April @8.30pm in...

Heritage News 6th April 2018

Garden Talks at the Parade Tower OPW Kilkenny Castle has a series of Garden Talks in the Parade Tower as part of their spring 2018 programme. All talks are FREE and begin at 8pm (Doors open from 7.30pm) Tuesday 10th April:...

Tidy Towns helping Kilkenny’s Pollinators

It’s been a long winter and a busy time of year for Tidy Towns groups who do brilliant work to enhance the built and natural heritage in Kilkenny’s towns and villages. There is a special award in the Tidy Towns competition which...

Thank you

Thanks to the Kilkenny Heritage Forum, and all the heritage groups, communities and individuals around the Co. Kilkenny, for the support and work on our wonderful heritage throughout 2017 – we got a lot done working...

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