Heritage News & Events 28.1.21

‘My Home Place’, a collaboration between the Heritage Office of Kilkenny County Council, as part of the Keep Well campaign, KCLR and Ossory Youth, is a new series of 10 programmes (18th Jan- 22nd March) featuring stories and memories of people about growing up and living in Co. Kilkenny. To accompany the series, students attending Ossory Youth art classes are creating art works in response to stories. Tune in to KCLR every Monday morning just after the 11am news. To listen back, and to see the wonderful artwork go to https://kclr96fm.com/documentary/my-home-place/

Citizen Scientists record 7 bat species in Kilkenny
Citizen Science volunteers in Co. Kilkenny who took part in the All Ireland BATLAS 2020 survey have recorded 7 different bat species in the county. The Heritage Office, Kilkenny County Council, funded Bat Conservation Ireland to provide training for the volunteers, who gathered 415 bat records from 85 locations around the county.  BATLAS 2020 is an Ireland wide survey of bats undertaken over 3 years (2016-2018). The survey was managed by Bat Conservation Ireland, funded by the National Parks and Wildlife Service, and supported by Local Authority Heritage Officers. To find out more go to https://kilkennyheritage.ie/2021/01/batlas-2020-citizen-scientists-record-kilkennys-bats/

‘Come with us’
A Kilkenny Archaeological Society subcommittee, after many hard months of work, have announced that the Old Kilkenny Review articles from the 1940’s and ‘50s have been digitised and will be available, online, on their website from Thursday 28th January.  Why not have a look and see what fond memories of Kilkenny it might bring back. To view go to http://kilkennyarchaeologicalsociety.ie/

Tidy Towns newsletter – Issue 1, 2021
The national Tidy Towns Unit have issued the first of their newsletters for 2021. There are articles on Tidy Towns grants, what actions your sports club could implement to help our pollinators, bird feeding advice and articles from Tidy Town groups around the country about what actions they took to celebrate the festive season.  To find out more go to https://www.tidytowns.ie/wp-content/uploads/2021/01/Issue-1-of-2021.pdf

Cruinniú na nÓg – National call for applications
Cruinniú na nÓg, Ireland’s national day of free creative activity for children and young people will take place on Saturday 12th June. The Creative Ireland Programme wishes to increase the suite of events and initiatives available, alongside those produced by each local authority. They are seeking applications from individuals/organisations who have the capacity to devise and deliver content and activities for a national (rather than local) audience of children and young people.  Closing date for applications: 11th February 2021.  To find out application criteria etc go to https://www.creativeireland.gov.ie/app/uploads/2021/01/Call-for-applications-Strategic-partnerships-in-the-delivery-of-Cruinni%C3%BA-na-n%C3%93g-2021-1.pdf