Heritage News & Events 13.11.20

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“Putting Town Centres first”
The Heritage Council have launched its first ever podcast series ‘Putting Town Centres first’. This new series aims to raise awareness and understanding of key issues now confronting our historic town centres and explores the antiquity of our towns in a time of Covid-19.   Further information available at https://www.heritagecouncil.ie/projects/podcast-series-putting-town-centres-first

Coastal Zone Management webinar online
Fingal County Council and Cardiff University are hosting a free 3 day webinar titled Coastal Communities Adapting:  Exchanging Knowledge and Best Practice Across Borders on 17th – 19th November and advised that the event is CPD accredited by Engineers Ireland, the Irish Planning Institute and the Irish Landscape Institute.   Free event but registration is required https://cardiff.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_hgqA5TGqR6GH9L96ipK1kA

Communities Caring for Water online conference
This year’s Irish Rivers Trust and LAW Programme’s conference titled Communities Caring for Water on Saturday 28th November from 9am – 12.30pm is going digital and is free and accessible to any Rivers Trust or LAWPRO community group employee or volunteer.  It will provide important updates, guidance and inspiration to those working to protect and conserve rives on the island of Ireland. To register for this online event, go to https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/communities-caring-for-water-in-ireland-registration-128271839525

Royal Irish Academy RJ Hunter Research Bursaries scheme
The Royal Irish Academy have announced their RJ Hunter Research Bursaries scheme which offers support for research into aspects of Ulster History during the 1500 -1800’s. Grants will be in the region of €2000 – €2500. The closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm Thursday 17th December 2020.  Further details available at https://www.ria.ie/grants-and-awards/rj-hunter-research-bursary-scheme

Historical Military Service Pensions Collection online
Minister Simon Coveney, TD, recently launched the latest release of material from the Military Service (1916-1923) Pensions Collection online.  This 9th release of material provides an invaluable source of information that greatly facilitates research around this period in Irish history and captures first-hand accounts of individuals that participated in events during this period.  Further information available at http://www.militaryarchives.ie/en/news-updates/single-view/article/military-service-pensions-collection-november-2020-release?cHash=34e9d421657d54b71a8b60fb70b0787f