Heritage News & Events 28.1.2020

Guided walk at Newpark Fen
To celebrate World Wetlands Day, Birdwatch Ireland Kilkenny Branch, with support from Kilkenny County Councils Heritage Office, will lead a guided walk at Newpark Fen on Saturday 1st February @11am. Meet at the entrance to the Newpark Fen (Lovers Lane, just off the Castlecomer Road). Children must be accompanied by an adult and as the paths may be quite wet appropriate clothing & footwear should be worn. Limited parking available. Free event. All are welcome. Further details contact Mary Durkin 7762130

New All-Ireland Pollinator Plan 2021-2025 – Have your say
The National Biodiversity Data Centre are preparing a new All-Ireland Pollinator Plan for 2021-2025 and they need your ideas and suggestions – however big, small or radical – to help fight the decline of Ireland’s important pollinators. To survive and thrive our bees need your help.  To find out more about this exciting opportunity go to https://pollinators.ie/news/

St. Patricks Day Parade – Biodiversity Theme
Applications are now open to take part in Kilkenny’s St. Patricks Day Parade. The 2020 theme is Biodiversity – every creature counts.  To find out more and to obtain the application form go to http://stpatricksfestivalkilkenny.com/wp-content/uploads/2020/01/Parade-Application-form-2020.pdf

New Draft National Policy on Architecture – Deadline extended
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/ The consultation phase deadline has been extended to 13th March 2020.

Waterford Archaeological & Historical Society lecture series continues
Waterford Archaeological & Historical Society will host a lecture, by Dr Ida Milne, titled Crisis and long-term effects: the 1918-1919 influenza pandemic in Waterford and Ireland on Friday 31st January @ 8pm in St. Patrick’s Gateway Centre, Patrick St., Waterford. Members free. Non-members €5, Students €3.  For further details go to http://blog.waterford-history.org/2020/01/upcoming-lecture-crisis-and-long-term.html