Heritage News & Events 27.1.22

Heritage and Biodiversity Actions for Climate – A new webinar series
The Local Authority Heritage Officers Network new webinar series on Climate Action will continue on 3rd February from 9.30-10.30am with talks on  “Wetlands, Community and Climate”. You will hear about positive actions for climate from the heritage sector. The series is supported by the local authorities, City and County Managers Association and the Heritage Council.  The themes of the other webinars are – Nature-based solutions for Climate; People, Heritage and Climate. Further information and links to register for the webinars – https://kilkennyheritage.ie/2022/01/save-the-dates-heritage-biodiversity-actions-for-climate/

Newpark Fen, Kilkenny

World Wetlands Day outing to Newpark Fen
Birdwatch Ireland Kilkenny Branch have organised an outing to Newpark Fen on Saturday 5th February @10am (meet at Newpark Fen) to celebrate World Wetlands Day. Please wear suitable hiking boots and warm waterproof clothing in case of inclement weather and wear a mask in case of large crowds. Email patandmarydurkin@gmail.com for further details.

Norevision Biodiversity Walks and Talks

Biodiversity Walks and Talks
Norevision will host a series of Biodiversity Walks in Kilkenny and Laois to connect people to each other and the River Nore. Led by ecologists and well-known personalities, they will share their knowledge as you explore the river and its surroundings. The first Kilkenny walk, facilitated by Éanna Ní Lamhna, will take place on Saturday 12th Feb @2.30pm.  Free event but registration is required at http://www.norevision.ie/  Check out their future events at www.norevision.ie

Graveyard Grant Scheme 2022 open for applications
The Kilkenny County Council Graveyard Grant Scheme 2022 is now open for applications to assist Community Groups/Organisations in the management and maintenance of local graveyards. Closing date for receipt of applications is Friday 25th February 2022.  Application forms and all  grant criteria information available at https://www.kilkennycoco.ie/eng/services/environment/environment_grants/graveyard-grant-scheme.html

The Heritage Council grant clinic youtube videos available online
The Heritage Council have uploaded a number of youtube videos from their grant clinics that will help community groups complete their grant applications online.  They are available at  https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLIKz_D-MJSUmW78fUEq-tK5p4QqVnVkqU

Kilkenny Archaeological Society online lecture
Kilkenny Archaeological Society will host an online lecture on Wednesday 16th February from 8 – 10pm.  Titled ‘Sixteenth century Kilkenny city: the capital that wasn’t’, it will be facilitated by Professor David Dickson. Free event but registration is requiredhttps://kilkennyarchaeologicalsociety.ie/event/sixteenth-century-kilkenny-city-the-capital-that-wasnt/

Community Activities Grant Scheme 2022 open for applications
The Kilkenny County Council Community Activities Grant Scheme 2022 is now open for application to provide funding to support community groups across Kilkenny. Locally based community and voluntary groups in disadvantaged urban and rural areas and not for profit organisations are eligible to apply for this funding scheme.  Closing date for receipt of applications is Wednesday 2nd February 2022.  Application forms/grant criteria available at https://www.kilkennycoco.ie/eng/services/community_culture/grants/community-activities-fund-2022.html

Burning the Big House online lecture series
The Centre for the Study of Historic Irish Houses and Estates, Maynooth University, supported by the Department under the Historical Strand of the Decade of Centenaries programme, will host a series of online lectures titled Burning the Big House every Thursday @7pm from 24th March – 19th May 2022 and runs in tandem with the exhibition Burning the High House: The Story of the Irish Country House in Revolution 1920 -23.  Free online lecture series but registration is required. Further details/booking at https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/burning-the-country-house-online-lecture-series-tickets-241397194507

Your school could win €10,000 for your school garden
Biodiversity in Schools have partnered with Applegreen for an exciting new ‘BioDive’ competition. Applegreen are offering primary schools throughout Ireland the opportunity to win an amazing €10,000 for the creation of a biodiversity garden at their school – assisted by Biodiversity in Schools.  They also have 134 other prizes including school workshops and biodiversity resources.  Just 124 primary schools will be chosen to take part. Closing date for registrations is 4th February 2022. Registration/further details available at https://www.biodiversityinschools.com/news/new-partnership-with-applegreen-on-biodiversity-competition