Heritage News & Events 13.8.20

Heritage Selfie Competition
We want your scenic selfies for Heritage Week! It’s really simple… send KCLR a picture of heritage in your local area during Heritage Week and you could win a goodie bag. The competition is jointly run by Kilkenny Heritage Office and KCLR. The daily prize is a goodie bag with a €20 shop local voucher, a free ticket to the Medieval Mile Museum, bee badges & notebook and lots more! Listen in to KCLR Live every morning to find out how to enter.

Join in Heritage Week 2020
Heritage Week 2020 starts on 15th August. Why not visit Talbot’s Tower, enjoy the new Kilkenny City Audio Guide, visit Kilkenny Castle or the Medieval Mile Museum, take a walk in Woodstock or find out what local communities in Freshford and Tullahought are doing to celebrate their heritage. To find out more go to https://www.heritageweek.ie/projects

Quarterly Community Newsletter – Issue 19
The Kilkenny County Councils Community e-newsletter Issue 19 is now available with community news, project updates and much more. Further details https://indd.adobe.com/view/a9f66c8c-acc7-4e13-a53b-76aa4871587f

Help our local heritage.
Please help our local heritage sector by visiting heritage venues throughout the county in the coming months. Apart from being wonderful places to visit they need our support.

Additional €8.5m funding for Heritage Sector
Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan, T.D. has welcomed the Government’s announcement of €8.5 million investment for heritage under the July Jobs Stimulus package.  To view the breakdown of this funding go to https://www.greenparty.ie/minister-noonan-welcomes-additional-funding-of-e8-5m-for-heritage-under-july-jobs-stimulus/

2020 Audience engagement fund
The Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Catherine Martin TD, announced a €2m funding scheme for not-for-profit small, regional and specialised museums that are not funded by the Arts Council or Fáilte Ireland. This fund will assist these venues in re-engaging with audiences, provide new or redeveloped cultural offerings and further develop online and social media engagement.  Criteria and applications form can be accessed at https://www.chg.gov.ie/arts/culture/grants-and-funding/2020-audience-engagement-fund/ Closing date for applications is 5.30pm Friday 4th September 2020.