Heritage News & Events

Pollinator friendly flowers. Photo courtesy of Dylan Vaughan

Cruinniú na nÓg – Grants Awarded
Seven projects have been funded under Kilkenny County Councils Creative Ireland Cruinniú na nÓg programme to host online events for this year’s national day of free creativity for children and young people on 12th June 2021. The recipients are: A traditional song workshop with Aileen Lambert, Drama workshops with Tada Theatre School), Theatre workshops with Dreamstuff Youth, Theatre robotics workshop with Calmast/WIT, Theatre workshops with Barnstorm Theatre, A craft village rolled out by the Design & Crafts Council of Ireland and Creative Writing & Poetry with Kilkenny Library. A total of €15,000 was awarded from this year’s Creative Ireland Programme. The national programme will be launched on 4th May.

Ethics & Oral History virtual training workshop
Oral History Network Ireland will host a virtual training workshop, via zoom, titled ‘Ethics and Oral History’ from 2-5pm Friday 23rd April and will focus specifically on the ethics and legalities of conducting oral histories. Fee: €25 for members and €35 for non-members. To find out more go to https://oralhistorynetworkireland.ie/ethics-and-oral-history-online

Your help is needed
We have had a request from a researcher in Co. Clare who is attempting to track down ‘coffin stones’ or ‘coffin-resting stones’ around the country, including Kilkenny. These stones were used in the past before horse drawn hearses, when pall bearers would shoulder the coffin to the graveyard and would take a break by placing the coffin on a stone etc. If you might know of one in or around the Kilkenny area please email michaelhoulihan5@gmail.com

The Creative Youth Conference 2021
Creative Ireland will host the virtual Creative Youth Conference 2021 titled ‘Creativity – the connection to our future, now’ from 11am – 2pm Thursday 13th May. Minister Martin will welcome the participants followed by opening remarks from An Taoiseach Micheál Martin. The panel discussions will be introduced by Ministers Normal Foley and Roderic O’Gorman. Further details available at https://hopin.com/events/creativity-the-connection-to-our-future-now

Digitising our Local Heritage webinar
Europe Direct Waterford and Waterford Libraries, in partnership with Waterford Archives, the Digital Repository of Ireland and Europeana have organised a free webinar titled Digitising our Local Heritage: Europeana in focus on Tuesday 20th April from 10 -11am. This webinar is open to the general public, teachers, educators, librarians, archivists, local authorities, cultural and heritage organisations. To book a free place go to https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/digitising-our-local-heritage-europeana-in-focus-tickets-148761763439