Heritage News & Events 17.1.19

Pollinator Friendly Plant (photo Dylan Vaughan)

Newpark Marsh: Wildlife in the City
To celebrate World Wetlands Day in Kilkenny, Birdwatch Ireland Kilkenny Branch, with support from the Heritage Office of Kilkenny County Council will lead an outing to Newpark Marsh, Kilkenny on Saturday 2nd February at 11am. Meet at the entrance to the Newpark Marsh (Lovers Lane, just off the Castlecomer Road). This event is free. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Please wear appropriate clothing and footwear. Please note there is no parking available. Further details contact Pat Durkin @ 086-1507392. For more information on World Wetlands Day, or if you or your community is holding an event you can register it at http://irishwetlands.ie/index.php/wetlands-climate-change/

Heritage in Schools Annual Conference
The Heritage Council will host their annual conference on Heritage in Schools on 19th February from 9am – 4pm at the Midlands Park Hotel, Portlaoise. Registration is required at https://events.eventzilla.net/e/heritage-in-schools-annual-conference-2019-2138731573

‘Birds of the Algarve and Alentjeho’
BirdWatch Ireland’s Kilkenny Branch will host a presentation, by Brian Deering AIPF, titled ‘Birds of the Algarve and Alentjeho’ on Tuesday 22nd January @8pm in the Club House Hotel, Kilkenny. This event is a must for birdwatchers and those interested in photography. Further details patandmarydurkin@gmail.com.

Aim to be an Age Friendly Business
Invitations are now being issued by Kilkenny Chamber of Commerce to businesses in  Kilkenny City and County to join the Age Friendly Business Recognition Programme, which is a national scheme supported by Age Friendly Ireland, Chambers Ireland , Local Authorities, and City and County Age Friendly Programmes. Help make Kilkenny City and County a popular age friendly business destination for locals and tourists. Further details https://www.kilkennycoco.ie/eng/Services/Community_Culture/Age_Friendly_County_Initiative/Age-Friendly-Business-Recruitment-Email.pdf

Irish Museums Annual Conference
The Irish Museums Association will hold its annual conference, titled “We are all Engagers”, on 1st & 2nd March in Cork. The conference will consider how museums can develop and re-imagine collections in ways which actively engage the public. Fees/Registration at https://irishmuseums-annualconference2019.weebly.com/schedule-of-fees.html