Heritage News & Events 18.12.19

Wildflower area with Honey Bee Orchid at Dunmore Landfill, Kilkenny (photo D Ledwidge)

Kilkenny County Council Pollinator Programme 2019
Kilkenny County Council has undertaken a comprehensive programme of work in 2019 to support pollinators. Over 55 actions were undertaken by various departments including undertaking habitat surveys, planting pollinator plants, adding new grant criteria, publicising pollinators at festivals etc. To read the full report click here

Issue 16 Kilkenny County Council Community e-newsletter
Kilkenny County Council Community Issue 16 e-newsletter has been released with relevant community information on community activities, grants and projects from around the County. To view click here

Ireland’s wildlife shows population recovery
Minister Madigan TD, has welcomed the new Red List for Mammals for Ireland which highlights the value of monitoring programmes managed by the Department’s National Park and Wildlife Service. The Red List shows population improvements for the red squirrel, otter and Leisler’s bat since the last Red List assessment carried out 10 years ago. To find out more go to https://www.chg.gov.ie/population-recovery-for-key-species-in-ireland-highlighted-in-new-red-list-for-mammals/

Brehon Lawyer’s School in Sixteenth-Century Ireland Symposium
The Centre of Antique, Medieval and Pre-Modern Studies (Moore Institute) will host a cross-disciplinary symposium on the topic of A Brehon Lawyer’s School in Sixteenth-Century Ireland on 25th – 26th January 2020 in the Hardiman Building, Room G010, NUI Galway.  Booking/ticket prices at https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/a-brehon-lawyers-school-in-sixteenth-century-ireland-tickets-84268107177

On behalf of the Heritage Office we wish each and every one a Happy Christmas and a Peaceful New Year.