Heritage News & Events 16.3.21

Get your ‘History Fix’ – new radio series starts tonight
The Heritage Office, Kilkenny County Council is delighted to announce a new radio series starting tonight 16th March@6pm. “The History Fix” is a new 13-part series produced by KCLR in collaboration with the Heritage Office, and funded by the Kilkenny Creative Ireland Programme. It will include regular features such as curious crimes, hidden heroes, things that made us, and this week in history. It’ll be a fresh look at history and will appeal to anyone with an interest in Kilkenny.

VIDEO: Top tips for Creating a Wildflower Meadow
Do you want to create a wildflower meadow in your community, school or garden? This new short (8min) video gives clear practical advice on how best to do this. https://youtu.be/DY2tMCr0NR8 If you’d like more information a longer (20min) video “Creating Meadows for Biodiversity” is also available. https://youtu.be/DE4eRwX6cuc The videos were produced by the All-Ireland Pollinator Plan with funding from Kilkenny, Kildare and Wicklow County Council’s and the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage through the National Biodiversity Action Plan Fund.

Tidy Towns newsletter – Issue 3
The national Tidy Towns office have issued their third newsletter for 2021 with information about this year’s competition, links to the TidyTowns webinar hosted by Limerick City & County Council, tips on entering the EPA Circular Economy Special Competition, trees for TidyTown groups and information on the Solar Street Bin project. To read this newsletter go to https://www.tidytowns.ie/wp-content/uploads/2021/03/Issue-3-of-2021.pdf

Reimagine Placemaking Programme
The Irish Architecture Foundation has launched a call for communities around Ireland to apply to their Reimagine Placemaking Programme. Four successful projects will receive support to develop projects which will improve the built environment of their local community. Application forms and criteria available at https://architecturefoundation.ie/news/reimagine-call-for-projects/