Heritage News & Events 12.2.20

Kilkenny Archaeological Society Annual General Meeting

Kilkenny Archaeological Society will hold their AGM on Wednesday 26th February @ 8pm in Rothe House, Parliament St. Notice of intention to stand for election for any position or for council membership together with any notice of motion to be considered by the AGM should be sent to the Honorary Secretary on or before Monday 17th February. For further details go to http://kilkennyarchaeologicalsociety.ie/

Lunchtime Heritage Talk: St. John’s Parish, Kilkenny

Butler Gallery will host a talk titled St. John’s Parish, Kilkenny on Wednesday 26th February @1pm in the Butler Gallery, Kilkenny Castle. Historian Peter Kenny, a guide at Kilkenny Castle, will share a research paper on St. John’s Parish, elaborating on the fascinating story of the St. John’s Priory site which later became a military barracks and then the site of Evans’ Home. This is the last public event at Kilkenny Castle before the gallery relocates. Booking details at http://www.butlergallery.com/programme_events_opportunities/

Irish Georgian Society Conservation Grants 2020

The Irish Georgian Society invite applications for its 2020 Conservation Grants Programme. Funding totalling €50,000 is available through the programme to support works to protected structures and recorded monuments. Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm Monday 2nd March 2020. Further details and application forms at https://igs.ie/updates/article/irish-georgian-society-conservation-grants-programme-2020

Last chance to trim your hedges

Isn’t there a great stretch in the evenings?… and the morning are beginning to get brighter and birds are starting to sing…   All this is a reminder that if you’re planning to cut your hedges you must be finished by the last day in February at the very latest. Remember – never trim hedges from March to September when the birds are mating and nesting in the hedges.

Oral History Network of Ireland conference 2020

The Oral History Network of Ireland (OHNI) 2020 conference, titled ‘Storytelling and Oral History’ will take place on 19th -20th June in Maynooth University. Closing date for receipt of conference papers, posters, etc., is Friday 21st February. For details re submissions and speakers go to https://www.oralhistorynetworkireland.ie/conferences/2020-conference-cfp-storytelling-and-oral-history/