Heritage News & Events 11.10.19

Glenmore Biodiversity is mapped
Kilkenny County Council’s Heritage Office commissioned a habitat and biodiversity report for Glenmore Tidy Towns. It includes a map of the habitats in the village, recommendations for actions to support the biodiversity and pollinators in the area and practical advice on addressing “Nature & Biodiversity” category in the national Tidy Towns competition. To read the report go to https://kilkennyheritage.ie/2019/10/glenmore-biodiversity-is-mapped/

Conserving threatened bird species
Birdwatch Ireland Kilkenny Branch will host a talk, by Padraig Comerford, Divisional Manager NPWS, Eastern Division, titled Conserving threatened bird species – the work of the NPWS, on Tuesday 22nd October @8pm in the Heritage Council, Church Lane, Kilkenny. Free admission.  All are welcome. Further details contact Mary Durkin at 056 7762130

The War of Independence archive of Tom Ryan
South Kilkenny Historical Society will host a talk, with speaker William Murphy, titled ‘The War of Independence archive of Tom Ryan’ on Thursday 24th October @8pm in Mullinavat Parish Hall, Mullinavat. Free admission. All are welcome. For further details email edsynnott@yahoo.co.uk.

From Revolution to Free State talk
City Library continue their Decade of Centenaries Autumn Lecture Series with a talk titled ‘From Revolution to Free State: The Visual Arts Response’ with speaker Catherine Marshall, Art Historian/Curator on Tuesday 15th October @ 6.30pm in City Library, Johns Quay. Admission is free on a first-come first-served basis. Further details at https://www.kilkennylibrary.ie/eng/news/latest-news/decade-of-centenaries-programme.pdf

Photographic Audit of Shopfronts in Kilkenny City
Kilkenny County Councils Heritage Office and Planning Section, with co-funding provided under the Kilkenny Creative Ireland Programme, have commissioned a photographic audit of a number of shopfronts in Kilkenny City. These shopfronts, many of which date back to the 1900’s, contribute to the character, visual appeal and cultural heritage of the city.

Pirates, Slaves and Shipwrecks talk
Waterford Archaeological & Historical Society will host a lecture, with speaker, Dr. Connie Kelleher, titled “Pirates, Slaves and Shipwrecks: Maritime Heritage of Waterford’s Coast” on Friday 18th October @8pm in St. Patrick’s Gateway Centre, Waterford. Admission: €5, Students €3, members free. All are welcome. https://www.facebook.com/waterfordhistory/

Digitising Collections seminar
The Council of National Cultural Institutions Cataloguing and Digitisation sub-committee has organised a seminar titled Digitising Collections: Planning & Pr5acticalities on Thursday 24th October in the National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin.  The seminar will focus on preparations necessary for cataloguing and digitisation projects. For lecture and admission prices go to https://nationalgallery.ticketsolve.com/shows/873608806/events/128242019