Heritage News & Evnets 24.3.22

“From Strongbow to the IRA – The Siege of Kilkenny Castle in 1922”
South Kilkenny Historical Society will host an online lecture, via Zoom, titled “From Strongbow to the IRA – The Siege of Kilkenny Castle in 1922”, a talk by Patrick Mannix on Thursday 31st March @ 8pm with viewing facilities available in Mullinavat Parish Hall.  Join via zoom on your computer
Meeting ID: 815 9570 4374 Passcode: 268936 Dial-In Numbers: 1 240 8941 1 536 9320
Rothe House 1847 – 1852 a flurry of documentation
Kilkenny Archaeological Society will host a lecture titled Rothe House: 1847 – 1852 a flurry of documentation, by Colm Murray, on Wednesday 20th April @8pm in Rothe House, Kilkenny. Admission: Members €7, Non-Members €10.  Further details available at https://kilkennyarchaeologicalsociety.ie/event-page/

The Irish Country House in Revolution 1920-23 exhibition
The Irish Architectural Archive and Yale University Press will host a joint event, titled Burning the Big House: The Irish Country House in Revolution, 1920-23 exhibition and the launch of Terence Dooley’s Burning the Big House: The Story of the Irish Country House in a Time of War and Revolution book on Tuesday 29th March @6pm at the Irish Architectural Archive, 45 Merrion Square, Dublin 2.  This exhibition is supported by the Decade of Centenaries Programme Funding, Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.
Recording Ireland’s Wildlife: A Beginner’s Guide
Do you want to become a biological recorder but don’t know where to start?  The National Biodiversity Data Centre have a beginner’s guide to recording and it’s a great place to find out how to go about it. By understanding what biodiversity we have and how it is distributed across Ireland we can build evidence to help conserve our biodiversity. Further details available at

Free Gardening Talks
Kilkenny Castle will host a programme of free Gardening Talks with a wide range of speakers covering a variety of topics.  They will start on Tuesday 29th March and entry is on a first come first served basis.  Further details available at https://kilkennycastle.ie/event/free-garden-talks-at-kilkenny-castle/?instance_id=1517

Irish Walled Towns Network Project Management Services
The Heritage Council invites tenders from suitably qualified person(s) with four or more years of project management experience, at national level, to undertake responsibility or the coordination of the Irish Walled Towns Network.  Closing date for queries is 12 noon Monday 25th April 2022. Closing date for submission of tender documents is 12 noon Monday 2nd May 2022 through the etenders website.  Further details/position specification available at https://www.heritagecouncil.ie/news/jobs/project-management-services-for-the-irish-walled-towns-network-1

The Signpost Series
The National Rural Network, in collaboration with the Teagasc ConnectEd, Dairy Sustainability Ireland and Food Drink Ireland Skillnet and speaker Professor Gary Lanigan, Teagasc, will host a free webinar in their Signpost series, titled Agricultural Greenhouse Gas Mitigation and the Role of Sequestration and Rewetting on Friday 25th March from 9.30 -10.30am and will look at the science and advice underpinning Farm Sustainability in Ireland.  Registration at https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_fvmL1CiSQ0Sy6WZNCoAfMw