Heritage News & Events 14.1.21

Swift Close-up (photo courtesy of Catherine Casey)
Swift Close-up (photo courtesy of Catherine Casey)

Learn how to map heritage online
If you are looking for a way to create a map for your publication on local history or if you are just interested in heritage in maps for educational purposes or in general – look no further. There is a new tutorial series on YouTube (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bdTkAxWLP-M&list=PLy51W1RnfTiGekNy7gTJdyIcaC1MEYXwo), created by Kilkenny blow-in Anne-Karoline Distel. She is using her spare time during lockdown to introduce you to the vast possibilities of OpenStreetMap and related websites and apps. In a two-part tutorial available from January 18th (https://youtu.be/VFuRUzdhQI8), she will show you how to bring the 1901 census data onto an interactive map. There is also a Facebook page to keep up to date with the latest uploads: https://www.facebook.com/OSMForHistoryBuffs/

WolfWalkers Virtual Exhibition in Butler Gallery
Butler Gallery invite you to explore their virtual WolfWalkers exhibition and join them for a series of exclusive talks online delivered by the WolfWalkers Creative Team in Cartoon Saloon.  The lunchtime talks, delivered by the directors, producers and creative team behind this film set in 1650’s medieval Kilkenny, will tell the story of how a film is created. Not to be missed.  Registration is required for the talks. For more information on this fascinating programme go to https://www.butlergallery.ie/whats-on/wolfwalkers-the-exhibition

Irish Hospice Foundation new grant scheme
The Irish Hospice Foundation, in partnership with the Creative Ireland programme, announced their new Seed Grant Scheme to inspire and support creative responses to the themes of dying, death and bereavement during the COVID-19 pandemic. This may take the form of starting new local art projects or to support existing projects gain momentum.  Closing date for applications is 5pm Friday 29th January 2021.  For application forms and grant criteria go to https://hospicefoundation.ie/seed-grants/
Mapping your local heritage online course
Dr Ronan Hennessy, Geoscene, with University College Cork Adult Education programme, will deliver a new 8-week online course in Mapping Heritage commencing on Wednesday evening 27th January for 8 weeks. This course is open to participants throughout Ireland. Closing date for applications is Monday 18th January. Fee:  €200.   For more information about the course and how to apply go to
Farming for Nature Ambassador Awards 2021
Now in its 4th Year, the annual Farming For Nature Ambassador Awards 2021 is now open for nominations. Sponsored by Bord Bia, this award aims to acknowledge and celebrate farmers across Ireland who are doing great things for nature. Further details and nomination forms at https://sh1.sendinblue.com/adbf4phc1ht7e.html?t=1609794184 Closing date for nominations: 24th January 2021.

Ask the Farmer
Farming For Nature have a series of  ‘Ask the Farmer’ Q & A sessions during February and March 2021 where a short interview with the featured farmer takes place and then an open Q&A session where you can ask the farmer about whatever you would like to know. Free online events but registration is required. Further details at https://sh1.sendinblue.com/adbf4phc1ht7e.html?t=1609794184