Heritage News & Events 8th August 2018

Heritage Week in Callan & Conahy
An evening’s entertainment
Callan Heritage Society will  host an evening of song, music and poems of John Locke and others with Paddy Fitzpatrick and Philip Lynch on 20th August from 8-10pm in KCAT Centre, Callan. All are welcome.
Bronze Age fort of Corrandhu’ talk
Conahy Heritage Society will host a talk, by Professor William O’Brien, on hillforts with particular emphasis on Kilkenny’s largest prehistoric monument, Corrandhu or Toor More followed by a walk on the hillfort, on 18th August from 2-4.30pm in Conahy Parochial Hall.
For further details on Kilkenny Heritage Week events go to https://www.heritageweek.ie/whats-on/events

Guided Walk of Patrick Street
Kilkenny Archaeological Society will host a guided walk along Patrick Street, Kilkenny, led by Maura Kenealy on Wednesday 22nd August @7pm. Meet at the Horse Trough, The Parade.

Using mobile technology – advice for communities and visitor centres
Integrated Worlds will host an event titled “Small Screens, Big Opportunities” on 11th October from 2 – 5pm in Glasnevin Museum, Dublin, with an insight into using mobile technology to engage communities and enhance user and visitor experience. Further details at https://www.integrated-worlds.com/en/

Thomastown Community Network
Thomastown Creative Arts Festival will take place from 9th – 19th August with a great programme including exhibitions by 30 artists throughout the town and surrounds. The festival will also be featuring the Art of Upcycling Installations which has been created by community groups and individual artists.

Kilkenny needs your votes
2018 is European Year of Cultural Heritage, a year of events, activities and celebrations all around Europe to get people interested and involved in cultural heritage.  It is not only made up of literature, art and objects but the stories we tell, the food we eat and the crafts we learn. To this end Kilkenny is into the final of Foodie Destinations and it needs your vote. To vote go to http://www.foodiedestinations.ie/city/kilkenny/

Kilkenny Great War Memorial unveiling
Kilkenny Great War Memorial will unveil a new memorial to all 3200+ who served in World War 1 on Sunday 12th August from 3pm at MacDonagh Railway Station. All are welcome to this historic event. https://www.facebook.com/pg/KilkennyWW1/posts/

Heritage Awards 2018
The Heritage Council Heritage Awards shine a spotlight on Ireland’s Heritage Heroes and showcase the most engaging and innovative National Heritage Week events. Entries will open on the 18th August. Further details at https://www.heritageweek.ie/about/awards