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 a story to tell us. The construction of the M9 in Co. Kilkenny has exposed rock formations that are centuries old. These newly created rock exposures are just some of the 25 county geological sites to be found in Kilkenny. To find out more about these geological sites go to http://kilkennyheritage.ie/natural-heritge/geology/

Kilkenny Archaeological Society
Kilkenny Archaeological Society has organised an outing to Graiguenamanagh and St. Mullins on 19th May from 10am – 5pm. For car-pooling meet at St. Canice’s parish church carpark at 10am. All are welcome but pre-booking required. Contact Rothe House @ 056/7722893

Please note that the lecture in our previous newsletter for Kilkenny Archaeological Society on 25th April has been amended. Archaeological Air Survey in Co. Kilkenny – Progress, Problems and Potential by Dr. Gillian Barrett will take place on 25th April from 8-10pm in Rothe House. Members €5, non members €7. All are welcome. http://kilkennyarchaeologicalsociety.ie/event-page/

Medieval Mile Museum
Kilkenny’s Medieval Mile Museum has been shortlisted, in the Culture Category, for The Plan Awards 2018. Over 700 entries were received for this worldwide competition with 400 shortlisted over 20 categories. Finalists, Winners and Honourable Mentions, Completed and Future, will be selected by an International Jury among the shortlisted projects.  We wish them luck. For further information go to www.theplan.it/award

Audience Development for Cultural Organisations seminar
Cristina Da Milano will present the findings of the EU Commission’s study on Audience Development – How to place audiences at the centre of cultural organisations on Friday 11th May from 10am-12.30pm in The Wood Quay Venue, Dublin City Council Civic Offices, Wood Quay, D8. Book your free ticket online at https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/engaging-audiences-placing-audiences-at-the-centre-of-cultural-organisations-tickets-45068775922

Natural Capital Accounting Workshop
The Irish Forum on Natural Capital will host a workshop exploring the UN’s System of Environmental-Economic Accounting (SEEA), Ireland’s progress in developing national natural capital accounts, and the ways in which accounting-based approaches can be used  to monitor the environmental aspects of the National Planning Framework on Thursday 3rd May from 11am- 1pm at the Botany Lecture Theatre, Botany Dept., Trinity College Dublin.  Attendance is free but registration is required. Further details at http://www.naturalcapitalireland.com/news–blogs/event-natural-capital-accounting-and-its-relevance-for-ireland-in-the-context-of-the-national-planning-framework
The IFNC is seeking an Assistant Coordinator to help progress their work. This diverse, part time role involves administration, communications and policy work. For more information, please contact them directly. http://www.naturalcapitalireland.com