Heritage News & Events 19.8.22

Kilkenny Heritage Week – still lots to see and do
We are near the end of Heritage Week 2022 with lots more still to do. There is Poetry and a Safari on the River Barrow, a BioBlitz in Castlecomer Discovery Park, a Heritage Tour in Jerpoint Park, a talk on Castlecomer Workhouse and an archaeological walk on Brandon Hill to name a few events. To read the full programme and plan what you would like to attend go to https://www.heritageweek.ie/event-listings/p4?q&where[]=kilkenn

KCLR’s New History Programme Launched for Heritage Week
KCLR has announced details of a new 10-part weekly history series (The History Show) with the first edition being aired on Tuesday 23rd Aug @6.10pm. The series will look at 1922 in Kilkenny from the perspective of local historians, academics and artists. It will explore the lives of ordinary people in Kilkenny at that time, as well as the people that shaped Kilkenny’s and Irelands history, and the key events that took place in the county. The series is sponsored by the Heritage Office of Kilkenny County Council, under the Council’s Decade of Centenaries Programme, funded by the National Commemorations Unit of the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.

A Magic, Moving, Living Thing
Butler Gallery will host an artist-led project titled A Magic, Moving, Living Thing, with artist Mary Conroy and archaeologist Cóilin O’Drisceoil on Thursday 8th September @1pm. Further details/booking at https://www.butlergallery.ie/whats-on/a-magic-moving-living-thing

Sustainable Living Workshops
Loughboy Library will host a Sustainable Living Workshop for adults on Monday 22nd August @10am where participants will learn how to make their own wax wrap, a bar of soap and biodegradable pollinator seed pots. Booking required. Contact Loughboy Library on 056 7794176
Heritage Council positions opened for applications
The Heritage Council have opened applications for the positions of Grants Manager, Heritage Week Programme Manager, Head of Heritage & Climate Change and Clerical Officers. Closing date for receipt of applications is Sunday 4th September 2022.  Further details/applications criteria available at

Kilkenny Castle Lost Gatehouse lecture
The OPW Kilkenny Castle will host a lecture titled Excavating the Lost Gatehouse of Kilkenny Castle, with archaeologist Cóilin Ó’Drisceoil, National Monuments Service, on Saturday 24th September from 3 – 3.45pm. Free event. No booking required. Seats will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Further details at  https://kilkennycastle.ie/event/excavating-the-lost-gatehouse-of-kilkenny-castle/?instance_id=1600

Historic Kieran Street Walking Tour
Kilkenny Archaeological Society will host a guided walking tour of historic St. Kieran Street, led by Seamus Brennan, on Wednesday 24th August @7pm.   Meet at the Rose Inn Street end of Kieran St. Further details available at  https://kilkennyarchaeologicalsociety.ie/event/guided-walking-tour-of-historic-kieran-street/