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...

“Naming Ground” film launched in Inistioge

“Naming Ground” a new short film commissioned by the Heritage Office, with funding from Creative Ireland, as part of our Kilkenny Field Name Project was launched on Tues 5th December 2017 at Cois Abhann, Inistioge. The 8 minute...

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, Castlecomer...

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 70...

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 children’s...

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...