Heritage News & Events 10.5.19

Pollinator Friendly Plant (photo Dylan Vaughan)

Medieval Mile Museum lecture
The Medieval Mile Museum will host a lecture by key members of the design and conservation team talking about this unique project and the future of conservation in Ireland on Wednesday 15th May from 7.30-9pm in the museum, St. Mary’s Lane, Kilkenny. This event is free but booking required https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/mies-van-der-rohe-award-lecture-tickets-61288038172

New Signs Tell the Story of Medieval Kilkenny
Two beautiful new signs marking Kilkenny’s City Walls, and telling about its history, were unveiled at James Street on 1st May. The bilingual interpretive signs, coordinated jointly by Kilkenny County Council Heritage Office and Conservation Office, are part of Kilkenny County Council’s strategy to highlight our heritage, and provide information for local people and visitors about the former medieval city walls. Check them out when you’re in Kilkenny – one sign is located at the corner of James Street and Tilbury Place, and the other is on the grassy area in front of the City Wall on Chapel Lane. To read the fascinating history of the walls see www.kilkennyheritage.ie. Copies “Kilkenny City’s Medieval Walls: Talbots Tower” brochure are available from the Kilkenny County Council Heritage Office. Email heritage@kilkennycoco.ie

Heritage Week 2019 Events Registration
The Heritage Council invites organisations, individuals, businesses and community groups to get involved in National Heritage Week 2019 which takes place from 17th – 25th August.  This year’s chosen theme is Pastimes | Past Times. Events registered before 31st May will be included in the national printed event guide produced by the Heritage Council. For further info see www.heritageweek.ie or contact the Kilkenny County Council heritage office heritage@kilkennycoco.ie

Talamh Beo public meeting
Talamh Beo will host a meeting in the Tholsel, Townhall, Kilkenny on Monday 13th May @ 7.30pm. They invite farmers, growers, land workers and all citizens interested in supporting local producers. Founding member, Fergal Anderson, will talk about Talamh Beo’s vision for farming with nature and working for change in the food and agri policy. All are welcome. Further information call Maura on 086 3104008 or www.talamhbeo.ie

Talking & Telling Event
The Oral History Network Ireland will host a free networking event titled ‘Talking & Telling’ on Saturday 11th May from 11am-1pm in the Local Studies Room, Waterford Central Library, Lady Lane, Waterford. It gives oral history practitioners the opportunity to discuss ideas, talk about past or current projects and get to know other people in the region involved in oral history. This event is free but registration is required https://www.oralhistorynetworkireland.ie/events/ohni-regional-networking-event-waterford-sat-11-may-2019/.

Heritage Ireland 2030 – Keeping you in the picture
To mark the end of the public consultation period in the Heritage Ireland 2030 and to thank those who made submissions, the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht will host an information session on Tuesday 28th May from 12pm -4pm in The Printworks, Dublin Castle. The process to date, initial findings from the consultation process and information about the next steps will form part of the session. Tickets will be free but booking will be required. Details of how to apply will be available on the Department’s website from mid-May https://www.chg.gov.ie/heritage/heritageireland2030/

Conversations about Irish Cultural Landscapes Symposium
ICOMOS Ireland National Scientific Committee on Cultural Landscapes will host a public symposium, titled Conservations about Irish Cultural Landscapes with an international perspective, on Wednesday & Thursday 19th & 20th June at the National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Dublin.  Registration and admission prices available at https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/the-culture-nature-spectrum-conversations-about-irish-cultural-landscapes-with-an-international-tickets-59815004288