Heritage News & Events 24.11.21

Community Monuments Fund 2022
The Community Monuments Fund is now open for applications for 2022. This grant scheme is for the conservation, maintenance, protection and promotion of archaeological monuments and is funded by the Department of Housing, Heritage and Local Government. Closing date for receipt of applications to Kilkenny County Council is 15th February 2022.  Applications and queries to heritage@kilkennycoco.ie  Application forms and funding criteria available at https://kilkennyheritage.ie/2021/11/community-monuments-fund-2022/

Biodiversity in Schools open for bookings
Biodiversity in Schools are back visiting schools with their full programme of all new biodiversity workshops for primary and secondary schools and teaching resources which include information on Birds, Bugs, Trees and Wildflowers to name a few of their very interesting programmes.  Further details available at https://www.biodiversityinschools.com/

Garden Bird survey webinar
Birdwatch Ireland will host a webinar titled Irish Garden Bird Survey on Wed 1st Dec7.00pm  as Ireland’s biggest bird survey commences. Survey coordinator, Brian Burke, will have plenty of tips on feeding garden birds, how to take part in the survey and recent results focusing on key species. Further information/registration at https://birdwatchireland.ie/event/irish-garden-bird-survey-webinar/

Royal Irish Academy Discourse event
The Royal Irish Academy will host a discourse event, online, titled “Who were they? Conservations between Genetics and Archaeology” on Wednesday 15th Dec @6pm which will feature a panel of geneticists and archaeologists in conservation.  Cost: €5.  Further details/booking at https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/who-were-they-conversations-between-genetics-and-archaeology-tickets-188446046197

Irish Museums Association Conference
The Irish Museums Association Decolonising the Catalogues conference will take place on Tuesdays and Fridays from 19th-30th November 2021 and will include a programme of online talks and practical application workshops exploring how museums are looking beyond decolonisation as centred around acquisition practices, to find a more collaborative and ethical approach to all areas of work within the museum. Cost: €10 per session or €35 for the full conference. Further details about the programme/registration at https://irishmuseums.org/events/decolonising-the-catalogues?mc_cid=8810c658a2&mc_eid=851a104297#!event-register/2021/9/27/decolonising-the-catalogue