Heritage News & Events 22.11.18

Pollinator friendly flower (photo courtesy of Dylan Vaughan)

New Cultural Strategy for Arts, Heritage and Libraries
Kilkenny County Council has launched a new 5 year Cultural Strategy for Arts, Heritage and Libraries. The strategy provides a framework for the delivery of the Arts, Heritage and Library Services of Kilkenny County Council from 2018 to 2022. It replaces the former Arts Plan, Biodiversity Plan, Heritage Plan and Library Plan.  To find out more go to http://kilkennyheritage.ie/2018/11/new-kilkenny-cultural-strategy/
New Kilkenny map on HeritageMaps.ie
The Heritage Council and Kilkenny County Council announced the introduction of the Kilkenny Archaeological Project to HeritageMaps.ie. This map provides direct links to digital copies of the numerous excavations, architectural recording projects, geophysical surveys and news reports that were amassed in the period 1968 to 2006.  To view go to http://kilkennyheritage.ie/2018/11/new-map-on-heritagemaps-ie/
Callan & Thomastown Draft Local Area Plans
Kilkenny County Council invites submissions on draft local area plans for Callan and Thomastown. Comments on the plans must be submitted by 5pm Thursday 20th December 2018.  View plans at https://consult.kilkenny.ie/en/consultation/thomastown-draft-local-area-plan-2019  and https://consult.kilkenny.ie/en/consultation/callan-draft-local-area-plan-2019
Influenza, War & Revolution in Ireland, 1918-19 lecture
South Kilkenny Historical Society will host a lecture with speaker, Ida Milne, titled Influenza, War and Revolution in Ireland, 1918-19 on Thursday 29th  November @8pm in Mullinavat Parish Hall. All are welcome. Admission: €5 (society members free). Further details edsynnott@yahoo.co.uk
Night of Reminiscing with John O’Connor
South Kilkenny Historical Society will host a Night of Reminiscing with John O’Connor (formerly of the Munster Express) on Thursday 6th December @ 8pm in The Thatch, Grannagh with food preceding this event. Cost including food: €25 per person. Pre-booking required. Contact Eddie Synnott 086 8124349 or email edsynnott@yahoo.co.uk
Waterford 1918: The Contribution of Cathal Brugha
Waterford Commemorations Committee and Waterford City & County Council will jointly host a seminar on Waterford 1918: The Contribution of Catha Brugha on Saturday 1st December from 9am – 1.45pm in the Park Hotel Dungarvan. Booking is required. https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/waterford-in-1918-the-contribution-of-cathal-brugha-tickets-51580662149
Parnell Square & Rotunda Hospital Conference 2018
Dublin Civic Trust will host its winter conference focusing on the history, development and future potential of Parnell square and the Rotunda Hospital complex on Thursday 29th November from 9am-4.40pm in the Pillar Room, Rotunda Hospital, Parnell Square East, Dublin 1.  Cost: €75. Booking required. https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/parnell-square-and-rotunda-hospital-conference-evaluating-the-historic-urban-landscape-tickets-52270784323?mc_cid=ce357c2f52&mc_eid=%5bUNIQID%5d
Annual James White Memorial Lecture
The Irish Museums Association will host a lecture titled “What Remains is Tomorrow: Contesting the Present – Imaging the Future” on Wednesday 5th December from 6 – 8.30pm in Kilmainham Courthouse, Kilmainham Gaol Museum, Dublin 8. Booking required. https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/james-white-memorial-lecture-christopher-till-director-apartheid-museum-tickets-52483583812
New Markievicz Bursaries
Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Josepha Madigan, T.D., announced details of a new bursary scheme for women artists called the Markievicz Bursaries. Awards under the scheme will be made each year to 5 artists/writers (either individual or in collaboration with others) to a maximum value of €20k per individual or group. Submissions will open in mid January 2019 with bursaries awarded in May 2019. Further details https://www.chg.gov.ie/minister-madigan-announces-new-markievicz-bursaries/#top
‘Dáil Éireann: the first 100 years, 1919-2019’
The Royal Irish Academy, in partnership with the Houses of the Oireachtas will host a one day conference, in commemoration of the first 100 years of Dáil Éireann on Tuesday 11th December from 9am – 5.30pm in the Royal Irish Academy, Academy House, 19 Dawson Street, D2. Cost: €20. Booking required.  www.ria.ie/events
Delights, Diversions and Dead-Ends lecture
The Oral History Network of Ireland, in association with the National Library of Ireland, will host a lecture titled  “Teaching and Learning Oral History: Delights, Diversions and Dead-Ends” with speaker Dr. Caitriona Clear on Tuesday 11th December @ 7pm in the National Library, Kildare Street, Dublin 2. Admission is free but booking is required. https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/ohni-annual-lecture-tickets-52526163168.
Oral History in a Digital World conference 2019
The Oral History Network of Ireland has a callout for papers for their 2019 conference in Limerick on 28th & 29th June titled ‘Oral History in a Digital World’. Closing date for submissions is 5pm Friday 22nd February 2019. Full details available on their website https://www.oralhistorynetworkireland.ie/conferences/2019-conference/