Heritage News & Events 5.2.20

Kilkenny County Council 2020 grants booklet
Kilkenny County Council have launched their 2020 grants booklet which gives a summary of the key elements of the councils and other National Community Grants, relevant contacts and the types of works eligible for funding.  To view the online version, go to https://www.kilkennycoco.ie/eng/Services/Community_Culture/Grants/One-Stop-Shop-for-Grants.html

Graveyard grants 2020 call for applications
Kilkenny County Council’s Graveyard grant scheme 2020, to assist Community Groups/Organisations in the management and maintenance of local graveyards, is now open for applications. Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 27th March 2020. For application forms and grant criteria go to https://www.kilkennycoco.ie/eng/Services/Environment/Burial-Grounds/

Meet the Artist: Lunchtime Talk with Brian Cregan
Butler Gallery will host a talk by Brian Cregan, architectural photographer, on Wednesday 19th February @1pm in the Butler Gallery, Kilkenny Castle. Brian has been documenting the changing Evans’ Home as the building was renovated to become the new location for Butler Gallery. Further details at http://www.butlergallery.com/programme_events_opportunities/

National Heritage Week – Save the date
Each year, during August, many Kilkenny community organisations participate in National Heritage Week by organising events throughout the county. Many of the events that take place during the week are free and the programme highlights the abundance of great work that is carried out in all communities in Kilkenny to preserve and promote our natural, built and cultural heritage. National Heritage Week 2020 will take place from 15th to 23rd August.

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.

National Biodiversity Data Centre Spring & Summer workshops
Can you identify Ireland’s trees and shrubs? Do you know our wildflower families and how to identify them?  The National Biodiversity Data Centre have a programme of workshops that can help you do all of these things. For further details and to book a workshop go to https://www.biodiversityireland.ie/events/

Farming for Nature Ambassador Awards 2020 – nominations now open
Farming for Nature is a national initiative which highlights the positive role that some farmers play in looking after nature on their land and the invaluable, practical insights gained by these farmers in tackling our biodiversity crisis. Nominations are now open for the 2020 Ambassador Awards. To find out more about these farmers and to nominate your choice for 2020 go to https://www.farmingfornature.ie/2020/01/13/farming-for-nature-ambassador-awards-2020-nominations-now-open/ Closing date for receipt of nominations is 31st March 2020.

Help record Kilkenny’s wildlife with the National Biodiversity Data Centre
Enjoy instant visibility of Irelands biological recording activity and visit the Citizen Science Portal to find out more about Ireland and Kilkenny’s wildlife. You can also see how you can help record Kilkenny’s biodiversity. https://records.biodiversityireland.ie/

International Conference on Pollinator Conservation 2020
Limerick City & County Council, in collaboration with the National Biodiversity Data Centre, will host the International Conference on Pollinator Conservation in Limerick City on 20th – 21st May. For bookings and fees go to https://www.biodiversityireland.ie/events/