Heritage News & Events 15.3.19

Kilkenny County Council support our Bees
Kilkenny County Council signed a framework agreement with the All Ireland Pollinator Plan to formalise its commitment to support Kilkenny pollinators on Monday 4th March 2019. Further details http://kilkennyheritage.ie/2019/03/kilkenny-county-council-signs-up-to-ambitious-bee-friendly-plan/

The “Big Hello” National Community Weekend
The Dept. of Rural and Community Development have announced the launch of the “Big Hello” National Community Weekend, to be held over the May Bank Holiday weekend 2019. The Kilkenny Local Community Development Committee (LCDC) will administer funding to support local communities to come up with ideas for events in their areas. Closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 5th April.  Further details/application forms https://www.kilkennycoco.ie/eng/Services/Community_Culture/Grants/The-Big-Hello-May-Bank-Holiday-National-Community-Weekend.html

William Earl Marshall and his South-East Castles lecture
Kilkenny Archaeological Society will host a lecture, by Ben Murtagh, titled William Earl Marshall and his South-East Castles on Wednesday 20th March @ 8pm in Rothe House. Admission: Members €7.00 Non members €10.00.  All are welcome. Email reception@rothehouse.com for further details.

Markievicz Awards 2019
The Dept. of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht have announced that the Markievicz Award will open for on-line applications via the Arts Council’s website on Tuesday 26th March. Awards to the value of €20k will be made to up to 5 artists/writers (either individual artists or collaborations). Closing date: 5.30pm Thursday 25th April 2019. Further details http://www.artscouncil.ie/uploadedFiles/Main_Site/Content/Funds/Guidelines%20Markievicz_14Feb19.pdf

Master Thatchers Annual Conference
The National Society of Master Thatchers will hold their annual conference in Hampshire Fire & Police Headquarters, Hampshire on 22nd & 23rd March 2019. Further details https://www.nsmtltd.co.uk/nsmt-annual-conference-2019/

Farming For Nature 2019 award
The Burrenbeo Trust has advised that nominations for the Farming For Nature 2019 award has opened. The purpose of this award is to share positive stories of how farming and nature can work hand-in-hand with the hope of creating new role models for sustainable farming across Ireland. Closing date for nominations is 12th May 2019. To find out more or to submit an nomination go to https://www.farmingfornature.ie/awards/nomination