Heritage News & Events 14.12.18

Photo courtesy of Kevin Murphy and the National Biodiversity Centre

New National Heritage Plan – Have your say
A public consultation on the development of a new national heritage plan Heritage Ireland 2030 has been announced by Minister Madigan. This plan will recognise the vital role our heritage plays in our community, our economy and our society.  Your views on objectives and actions to deliver the vision are important – they will help to shape the priorities for Ireland’s heritage for the next 10 years. Closing date for submissions: 28th February 2019. Further details https://www.chg.gov.ie/heritage/heritageireland2030/

Kilkenny Field Newsletter
The Heritage Office has produced a newsletter called “Field” with news and updates from the Kilkenny Field Names Project.  It includes essays from volunteers, in Irish and English; photos from the project; and a map showing the areas where over 9500 fieldnames have been collected by the project and community volunteers. To order a copy, email heritage@kilkennycoco.ie or download a copy at http://kilkennyheritage.ie/2018/12/kilkenny-field-newsletter/

Heritage Council appoints a new Chief Executive & a Wildlife Officer
The Heritage Council announced the appointment of Virginia Teehan as its new Chief Executive with effect from 1st February 2019. Ms. Teehan joins the Heritage Council with a wealth of experience, having acted as a Director of Cultural Projects at University College Cork, prior to which she served as Director of the Hunt Museum in Limerick. Lorcán Scott has been appointed as Wildlife Officer – with a background in National Parks & Wildlife Service, and Local Authority Heritage Officer.

Heritage Week 2019
National Heritage Week will take place from 17th – 25th August 2019.

Protecting Farmland Pollinators: Manager Position
The National Biodiversity Data Centre is seeking to appoint a Project Manager to work on a five-year project to protect farmland pollinators. The project will develop and test a whole-farm pollinator scoring system, and is funded by the Dept. of Agriculture, Food and the Marine under the European Innovation Partnerships Initiative (EIP). Further details http://www.biodiversityireland.ie/the-data-centre-is-employing-2/