Heritage News & Events 13.9.21

Who is your Heritage Hero 2021?
The Heritage Council has launched the search for Ireland’s ‘heritage hero’ for 2021 and seeks nominations for an individual or a group of people who have worked tirelessly to protect and promote heritage.  They invite members of the public to nominate a person or group that they feel is most deserving of the award. Closing date for receipt of nominations is 12 noon, Monday, 20th September and results will be announced at the National Heritage Awards in October 2021.  See https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/VNWW96Y

Leave No Trace Ireland launch new Strategic Plan
Minister Noonan launched the Leave No Trace Ireland new Strategic Plan to inspire responsible outdoor recreation. Further details at https://www.gov.ie/en/press-release/b0f6b-leave-no-trace-ireland-launches-ambitious-new-strategic-plan-2021-2024/?fbclid=IwAR3LB0hKQw2_nKuMdZwwVXeZxE3ipqJI1hynNQdg8AmdwTrpHKXPfpA-YrM

New Carlow Heritage Officer
Congratulations to Dr Eoin Sullivan, the newly appointed Heritage Officer for Carlow County Council. To find out more about the Local Authority Heritage Officer programme, a partnership scheme with the Heritage Council, go to https://www.heritagecouncil.ie/our-work-with-others/county-heritage-officers

Anglo-Irish Treaty Centenary programme
Minister Martin published a programme of events to mark the centenary of various aspects of the Anglo-Irish Treaty which was signed on 6th December 2021. The Programme highlights some of the key national events taking place to mark various centenaries associated with the Treaty. Foremost of these is the National Archives exhibition in the Coach House at Dublin Castle later this year where the Treaty document will be displayed in public for the first time since its signing 100 years ago.  Further details and events schedule available at

Discover Early Christian Ireland
The National Museum of Ireland have a new education resource pack about Glendalough and the archaeological objects from there in the museum’s collections and is aimed at post-primary students with video resources, student activities and teacher notes. Find out more at https://www.museum.ie/en-IE/Museums/Archaeology/Engage-And-Learn/Schools-Educational-Visits/Post-Primary/Classroom-Activity-Glendalough-School-Resource?fbclid=IwAR2mr2dt4Hfcyv_Z_IITO_KPFPWF9H025QSxsEYOCzJkxN4ZHcavOj9qxzs

Royal Irish Academy grant schemes open for applications
The Royal Irish Academy, with the National Monuments Service, have announced the opening of three grant schemes; Archaeology Legacy Projects, Directed Archaeological Research for World Heritage Sites and Archaeology Radiocarbon Dates Scheme. Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm Friday 8th October 2021.    Further details/application criteria available at https://www.ria.ie/grants-awards/grants