Heritage News & Events 6.3.20

Free “Heritage in Schools” visits for Kilkenny Primary Schools
All Kilkenny Primary schools, with co-funding from Kilkenny County Council Heritage Office, the Heritage Councils Heritage in Schools project and Creative Ireland, have been invited to sign up for a FREE “Heritage in Schools” visit during 2020.  Last year 55 Kilkenny Primary schools took part in the programme and this year we want to increase this take-up. For further information contact Bernadette.roberts@kilkennycoco.ie or 056 7794938

The War of Independence in Kilkenny
The Home Rule Club Kilkenny will host a talk, by author and historian Eoin Swithin Walsh, titled “The War of Independence in Kilkenny” on Tuesday 24th March @ 8.30pm in the Home Rule Club, John’s Quay. Admission €5 (refreshments served) All are welcome.

Upper River Nore & North Kilkenny talk
Kilkenny Archaeological Society will host a talk, by archaeologist Cóilin O’Drisceoil, titled “Upper River Nore & North Kilkenny” on Wednesday 25th March from 8 -10pm in Rothe House, Kilkenny. Admission:  Members €7, Non-members €10. All are welcome. Further details at http://kilkennyarchaeologicalsociety.ie/event/lecture-upper-river-nore-and-north-kilkenny/

Help map Ireland’s coastal & maritime cultural heritage assets
Queen’s University, Belfast, are involved in an international coastal and maritime cultural heritage research project funded by the European Union (PERICLES) with an overall aim to understand, preserve and utilise coastal and maritime heritage for societal good.  Part of this project is a mapping portal used to map the tangible and intangible heritage of Europe’s coastal regions and seas. So whether it’s buildings, boats, stories or songs, they would like to see it on the map. Further details https://www.pericles-heritage.eu/case-region-scotland-ireland/

Royal Irish Academy Grants in Natural History
The Royal Irish Academy have opened up a grant scheme for fieldwork within the Natural History areas of Botany, Zoology and Geology. Previous funded projects included ‘The diet of the hedgehog in suburban Dublin’ and ‘A Vegetation survey of Fenor Bog, Co. Waterford’. Submission deadline is 5pm Tuesday 14th April. Further details and application forms at https://www.ria.ie/applying-praeger-grant-natural-history

Royal Irish Academy Archaeology Research Grants scheme 2020
The Royal Irish Academy, in partnership with the National Monuments Service and the Dept. for Communities, Northern Ireland, have announced their Archaeology Research Grants Scheme 2020 is open for applications.  The intention of these grants is to fund research focusing on an innovative and stand-alone research question with a stand-alone research answer. Closing date:  24th March 2020.  Further details https://www.ria.ie/archaeology-research-grants