Heritage News & Events 2.7.2020

Free Citizen Science Training with NoreVision

The NoreVision project aims to promote awareness of the importance of the River Nore for us, the 110,000 residents on the catchment, our children and the generations to come. They are hosting free citizen science training over the coming weeks (15th July – 30th July) within the Nore catchment. To find out more and to book go to http://www.norevision.ie/citizen-science/

Discover the fantastic heritage of our walled towns

The Irish Walled Towns Network have created a workbook aimed at primary school children to help promote the fantastic heritage of our walled towns. The workbook features colouring pages, a building challenge and quizzes/information about some of the features that can be found in our historic towns.  To download the workbook go to   https://kilkennyheritage.ie/2020/07/irish-walled-towns-network-workbook/

Dig it Kids Archaeology & History Camp Online

Dig it Kids are organising online Archaeology & History Camps suitable for children from 6 – 12 years of age from 7th – 17th July 2020.  Cost per household is €40 per week (Tues-Fri) or €15 per day. Further information and booking details at http://digitkids.ie/

Learning Landscape Symposium

Burrenbeo Trust, with support from the Heritage Council and Galway and Clare County Councils, will host an online symposium, with the theme of the Importance of valuing your local place in a post-Covid world from the 8th -11th July. This is a free online event but donations are welcomed. Register at https://us02web.zoom.us/meeting/register/tZwkd-igrTwtG9I3YXVXlmbvJDBjf6GyiHzZ

Irish Museums re-open

The re-opening of Irish museums to the public is a very positive and welcome step. Museums play a vital role in connecting people to their cultural heritage and identity.  Many museums will re-open throughout July and August but some regretfully will not.  The Irish Museums Association have gathered together the information of those museums and galleries opening and produced an interactive map showing all the current details and will update the map as further openings take place. To find out more go to https://irishmuseums.org/text-pages/interactive-map-reopening-of-museums-across-ireland