Heritage News & Events 21.2.20

Pollinator friendly flowers. Photo courtesy of Dylan Vaughan

“Birth of the Border: The Impact of Partition in Ireland” lecture
South Kilkenny Historical Society will host a lecture, with author Cormac Moore, titled “Birth of the Border: The Impact of Partition in Ireland” on Thursday 27th February @8pm in Mullinavat Parish Hall. Admission €5 (society members free). All are welcome.

‘Protestant and Irish post Independence: Tango or Tangent?’ talk
The Home Rule Club Kilkenny will host a talk, with speakers Ian d ’Alton and Ida Milne, titled ‘Protestant and Irish post Independence – Tango or Tangent?’ on Tuesday 25th February @ 8.30pm in the Home Rule Club, Johns Quay, Kilkenny. Admission €5. Refreshments served. All are welcome.

‘Heritage and Education: Learning from our Heritage’
National Heritage Week have announced the theme for Heritage Week 2020 which will take place from Saturday, 15th – Sunday, 23rd August as: ‘Heritage and Education: Learning from our Heritage’. They wish to encourage everybody to explore the close connections between education and heritage and what our heritage can teach us about our past, tell us about our present and provide fresh ideas for a sustainable future. To find out more information about Heritage Week 2020, things to consider when planning your event or some ideas to get you started go to https://www.heritageweek.ie/news/heritage-week-2020-heritage-and-education-learning-from-our-heritage

“A Vision for Community Wellbeing”
Kilkenny PPN is undertaking a series of workshops throughout the City and County in conjunction with the Dept. for Rural and Community Development and Social Justice Ireland called “A Vision for Community Wellbeing”. Working with community and voluntary groups/organisations, these 10 workshops will ascertain what communities want and need in respect of environment and sustainability, health and well-being, social community development etc. For further details or to book a place at a workshop contact Margaret Whelan, PPN Coordinator on ppnkilkenny@kilkennycoco.ie or telephone 056 7794710.

‘Cultural heritage and recent armed conflicts’ lecture
The Royal Irish Academy, with sponsorship from Mason Hayes & Curran, will host a discourse lecture, titled ‘Cultural heritage and recent armed conflicts’ on Thursday 26th March @ 6pm at the Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, D2. Dr Mounir Bouchenaki, author and special advisor to the Director-General of UNESCO will be the main speaker. Further details and booking at https://www.ria.ie/cultural-heritage-and-recent-armed-conflicts

Reminder – Graveyard grants 2020
Just a reminder that the Kilkenny County Council’s Graveyard grant scheme 2020 applications, to assist Community Groups/Organisations in the management and maintenance of local graveyards, will close on Friday 27th March. Application forms and grant criteria at https://www.kilkennycoco.ie/eng/Services/Environment/Burial-Grounds/