Heritage News & Events 15.1.20

Pollinator Friendly Plants

Wetlands Survey talk
BirdWatch Ireland Kilkenny Branch will host an illustrated talk on “Wetlands Survey” by Brian Burke, Birdwatch Ireland on Wednesday 22nd January @ 8pm in the Heritage Council, Church Lane. For further information, contact Mary Durkin at 056/7762130

GLAS grants for Traditional Farm Buildings
The Heritage Council, in partnership with the Dept. of Agriculture, Food and the Marine, have opened the 2020 GLAS Traditional Farm Buildings grant scheme, open to GLAS participants only, for applications for the conservation and repair of traditional farm buildings and related structures for farmers.  Deadline for completed applications (hard copy only) is 5pm Tuesday 18th February.  Further details at http://www.heritagecouncil.ie/projects/traditional-farm-buildings-grant-scheme

Culture 2025 National Policy Framework
Minister Madigan TD, has published Ireland’s first national cultural policy framework, Culture 2025 – A National Cultural Policy Framework to 2025. It is an overarching framework policy for all aspects of Irelands culture including our natural, cultural and built heritage. To find out more about this policy go to https://www.chg.gov.ie/app/uploads/2020/01/culture-2025.pdf

New historical records available on-line
New Historical Birth, Marriage & Death records are now available online with all civil marriage records from 1845 to 1944, birth register records for 1919 and death register records for 1969  available online to members of the public. Over 15.5 million register records are now available to the public to view and research online at www.irishgenealogy.ie

New Draft National Policy on Architecture – Have your say
The public is invited to comment on the public consultation phase of a new draft National Policy on Architecture. It’s a great opportunity for people to contribute their ideas to create the conditions for a high quality, low carbon and more resilient built environment for future generations. To find out more go to https://www.chg.gov.ie/heritage/built-heritage/architectural-policy/

Natural & Constructed Wetlands conference – Save the date
NUI Galway will host the 2nd International Conference on Natural & Constructed Wetlands on 23rd – 25th June 2020 with keynote speakers from Canada, Ireland and Denmark.  Closing date for submissions is 19th February 2020. Further information at https://nuigalwaycse.clr.events/event/128507:ncw2020