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:  Terence Reeves-Smyth: Trees in Irish Parks & Demesnes
Tuesday 17th April:  Daphne Shackleton: On Garden Design
Tuesday 24th April: Mary Keenan: Reinterpreting a Mature Garden
Tuesday 1st May: Hugh Carrigan: An Insight into the Restoration of Annes Grove Gardens. Further information www.kilkennycastle.ie

Built Heritage Investment Scheme awards 2018
The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan TD., recently announced that 370 heritage projects across the country have been awarded funding under the Built Heritage Investment Scheme 2018. This scheme, which provides €2 million for the repair and conservation of historic structures, includes grants of €88k for 14 Kilkenny projects. https://www.kilkennycoco.ie/eng/Services/Planning/Conservation/

Structures at Risk Fund awards 2018
The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan TD., recently announced €1.3m funding for 76 heritage projects across the country under the Structures at Risk Fund 2018. This fund, which supports conservation works to historic structures with significant risks of deterioration, will support two projects in Kilkenny. Go to https://www.kilkennycoco.ie/eng/Services/Planning/Conservation/

Tidy Towns helping Kilkenny’s Pollinators
After a long winter it’s a busy time for Kilkenny’s Tidy Towns groups who continue their work in enhancing the built and natural heritage in our towns and villages. The Local Authority Pollinator Award 2018, which aims to implement pollinator-friendly actions, is now open for applications. A colourful newsletter, packed with hints and tips, and the application form can be downloaded from our website http://kilkennyheritage.ie/2018/04/tidy-towns-helping-kilkennys-pollinators/
This form can also be downloaded from the Tidy Towns website http://www.tidytowns.ie/special-awards/   Closing date for applications is Wednesday 23rd May 2018.

Heritage Week 2018 Training Day
Preparations for Heritage Week 2018 are well underway across the country. A free Training Day for Heritage Week event organisers will take place on Friday 27th April from 10am-4pm in the Palatine Room, National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7.  Places are limited and only two participants from any organisation or group can attend. Registration is now open at https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/heritageweektraining2018

Community Water Development Fund 2018
The Local Authority Waters & Communities Office has announced the launch of an open call for applications to a Community Water Development Fund 2018. This fund is open to all community and voluntary groups to assist in the protection and management of water quality, both locally and in the wider catchment. Closing date for receipt of applications is Monday 28th May @7pm. For further details and how to apply go to https://www.catchments.ie/community-water-fund-2018-now-open-applications/?mc_cid=354538e4bf&mc_eid=ec6fbc1c05

Grants for Literary Translations
EU support for literary translation is aimed at enhancing knowledge of the literature and literary heritage of fellow Europeans. Applications from individual publishers and publishing houses for the translation of collections of fiction from one European language into another are eligible under this scheme. Deadline:  11am, 23rd May 2018. Further information http://www.creativeeuropeireland.eu/culture/funding/literary-translation-project

Survey on access to finance for the Cultural & Creative Sectors
The European Commission is exploring the level of ‘finance gap’ for Cultural & Creative Sector companies and the potential need for public intervention to support their financing needs. They want your opinion, so why not take the survey at http://survey.sqw.co.uk/s/ECCulturalandCreativeSectors/     Closing Date: Thursday 19th April 2018.