Heritage News & Events 12.8.22

Hurling and Us: GAA Voices from the Archives
Hurling and Us is a new podcast series about Kilkenny hurling, commissioned by the Heritage Office of Kilkenny County Council and funded by the Kilkenny Decade of Centenaries Programme 2022 which is nationally funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media. To find out more about the series and listen to the podcasts go to https://kilkennyheritage.ie/2022/08/hurling-and-us-gaa-voices-from-the-archives/

Lory Meagher chats with Jim Dermody on goal at the 1945 Leinster Hurling Final. (photo courtesy of GAA Museum & Archive at Croke Park)

Heritage Week 2022
National Heritage Week will start tomorrow Saturday 13th August and run until Sunday 22nd August with 50 events, both online and face to face, registered to take place in Kilkenny city and county. To find out what’s taking place in your area go to https://www.heritageweek.ie/event-listings?q=kilkenny#listings

 A note for your diary
All OPW – Office of Public Works sites will be FREE on the first day of Heritage Week 2022 which is Saturday 13th August.  From historic houses to ancient sites to gorgeous gardens, there is much to discover and explore.

Common Thread
You are invited to the unveiling of a new artwork made by the women of Open Circle Community Arts that explores the experiences of women in Kilkenny 100 years ago on Wednesday 17th August from 11am-1pm in the City Library, Johns Quay. The Common Thread project was funded by Kilkenny County Council under the Kilkenny Decade of Centenaries Programme 2022, which is funded nationally by the Dept. of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media

BioBlitz Celebrating Ireland’s Wildlife
Castlecomer Discovery Park will host the BioBlitz on Friday 19th and Saturday 20th August to celebrate Ireland’s wildlife with open air events to include butterfly, bird and bat walks. To read the full programme of events go to https://www.heritageweek.ie/event-listings/bioblitz-castlecomer-2022