The Heritage Team

The contact details for the Heritage Team of Kilkenny County Council are set out below:

Dearbhala Ledwidge, Heritage Officer

For general heritage queries, and queries related to the Kilkenny Heritage Plan, Kilkenny Biodiversity Plan, Kilkenny Heritage Forum and heritage projects.

Tel.: 056 779 4925     Email: dearbhala.ledwidge@kilkennycoco.ie

Francis Coady, Conservation Officer

For queries in relation to Architectural Heritage, Protected Structures and Conservation Grants.

Tel.: 056 779 6079    Email: francis.coady@kilkennycoco.ie

Evelyn Graham, Project Liaison Architect

For queries in relation to St. Mary’s Church and Graveyard.

Tel.: 056 779 4028      Email: Evelyn.graham@kilkennycoco.ie

Kilkenny County Council is committed to the protection and enhancement of the heritage of County Kilkenny and promotes heritage conservation, awareness and appreciation through the work of the Heritage Officer and Conservation Officer, and other staff members.  The Heritage and Conservation staff provide advice,  develop policies and priorities for the identification, protection, preservation and enhancement of Kilkenny’s heritage. This is achieved through: • Co-ordination of and implementation of the actions in the Kilkenny County Heritage Plan • Collecting and disseminating information on Kilkenny’s heritage • Providing information and advice on heritage issues • Promoting education on heritage issues to raise awareness • Helping communities and individuals to plan and carry out heritage projects • Developing policies and priorities for the identification, protection, preservation and enhancement of Kilkenny’s heritage.