Heritage News & Events 15.9.22

Moving On, and Thanks
Just to let you know that I am moving on from my post as Heritage Officer to a new role as Climate Action Officer in Kilkenny County Council. I have enjoyed my job immensely and in particular working with all the fantastic groups, individuals and organisations who care for and protect Kilkenny’s heritage – Thanks to all of you for all your interest, work and support over the years. There will be a short break in circulating our regular Kilkenny Heritage ezine for a month or two until a new Heritage Officer is appointed. In the meantime, if you have any pressing heritage queries please email them to heritage@kilkennycoco.ie and my colleague Bernadette Roberts will endeavour to address/re-direct them.

Dearbhala Ledwidge

Kilkenny Women Artists lecture
Kilkenny Archaeological Society will host a lecture, titled Kilkenny Women Artists, from Mildred Anne Butler and her peers to the present day, by Catherine Marshall, on Wednesday 28th September @8pm in Rothe House, Kilkenny. Admission: members €7, non-members €10. Further details available at https://kilkennyarchaeologicalsociety.ie/event-page/Royal Irish Academy’s Autumn Archaeology grant scheme
The Royal Irish Academy’s three Autumn Archaeology grant schemes are now open for applications. Details of the Research Excavation Grants scheme are here, Archaeology Legacy Grants here and Directed Archaeological Research for World Heritage Sites here. Closing date for receipt of applications is 21st October 2022.Irish Travellers Conference/Mincéirs and the State 1922-2022: The Struggle for Equality
The University of Galway (NUIG), sponsored through the decade of centenaries Programme 2012-2023, will host a 2-day conference titled Irish Travellers/Mincéirs and the State 1922-2022: The Struggle for Equality, on Friday & Saturday 16th & 17th September, Galway. It will examine Irish Travellers’ experiences of discrimination since the foundation of the state. Further details and registration at https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/irish-travellers-minceirs-the-state-1922-2022-tickets-409595199267

Military History & Archives Conference
The Military History Society of Ireland and Military Archives will host a two-day conference on the Irish Civil War on Friday 23rd & Saturday 24th September in Cathal Brugha Barracks, Dublin. Tickets to attend in person cost €17 and can be booked through Eventbrite at https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/conference-on-irish-civil-war-tickets-406136434007  It will also be broadcast live via a link which will be provided on the Military Archives website on the day www.militaryarchives.ie