Heritage News & Events 8.9.22

New Local Economic and Community Plan – Have your say on its vision for Kilkenny’s heritage
Kilkenny County Council would like to hear your views on the draft goals and objectives in the new Local Economic and Community Plan (LECP), and your desired outcomes and vision for Kilkenny. The plan sets out the priorities for the county in terms of economic and community development from 2023 to 2028, including heritage, culture, climate change and sustainability. Read the draft report, attend a public workshop, complete the survey, or make a submission. See  https://www.kilkennycoco.ie/eng/news/council_news/help-us-shap-a-plan-for-your-future-kilkenny-lecp-2023-2028.html

The History Show – reminder
Don’t forget to tune in to KCLR at 6.10pm on Tuesday nights for The History Show which looks at life in Kilkenny in 1922 from the perspective of local historians, academics and artists. This series is sponsored by the Heritage Office of Kilkenny County under the Council’s Decade of Centenaries Programme which is funded by the National Commemorations Unit of the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media. It will be available to listen back to on www.kclr.ie

Have your say on Ireland’s new National Biodiversity Plan 
A new National Biodiversity Plan is being prepared by the Dept. of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, and they need public feedback on the draft plan. The plan sets out the priorities and actions for addressing the biodiversity crisis in Ireland from 2023-2027. Calling all groups and individuals who are interested in Kilkenny’s biodiversity to take part in the consultation. The draft plan, and an online survey can be found here gov.ie – Public Consultation on Ireland’s 4th National Biodiversity Action Plan (www.gov.ie), or you can email your comments directly to NBAPConsultation@housing.gov.ie. Deadline for submissions is 9th November

Culture Night in Kilkenny Castle
OPW Kilkenny Castle will celebrate Culture Night with Free Admission to the period rooms from 6-9pm Friday 23rd September.    No tickets required, admission will be on a first come, first served basis. They will also host a Medieval and Renaissance Music event, with Dr Siobhan Armstrong, Ireland’s foremost exponent of historical music on the early Irish (wire-strung) harp and one of Europe’s best-known early harpists, in the Picture Gallery and can be enjoyed as part of a visit to the period rooms. Further details available at https://kilkennycastle.ie/calendar/