Heritage News & Events 23.3.23

Cruinniú na nÓg applications reminder
The closing date to submit applications for the Kilkenny Cruinniú na nÓg programme is 5pm Monday 3rd April 2023. Cruinniú na nÓg will take place on Saturday 10th June and is a national day of free creative activity for children and young people up to 18 years of age. Further details, grant criteria and application forms available at

Walled Town Crier February Issue available online
The Irish Walled Towns Network have released the first issue of the Walled Town Crier for 2023.  It contains an article on Derry and its walls, the newest and smallest member, Fore, Co Westmeath, and a report on the AGM which took place on 16th February in The Heritage Council Headquarters in Kilkenny.  To read all the articles go to https://irishwalledtownsnetwork.ie/wp-content/uploads/2023/02/IWTN_WalledTownCrier_February_2023.pdf

All-Ireland Heritage Skills Programme 2023-2024 reminder
The All-Ireland Heritage Skills Programme is a collaboration between The Prince’s Foundation, The Heritage Council and Department for Communities’ Historic Environment Division (HED). This year, eight bursaries are available for people already working or studying in heritage skills and the construction sector – in particular stonemasonry, carpentry, joinery, bricklaying, blacksmithing, plastering, thatching, roofing, tiling, painting, and decorating – and who would like to raise their skills to the next level.  Closing date for receipt of applications is 12pm Friday 28th April 2023. For more information go to:  https://www.heritagecouncil.ie/news/news-features/irish-craftspeople-encouraged-to-carve-out-a-career-in-built-heritage

National Biodiversity Data Centre 2023 workshop programme
The National Biodiversity Data Centre (NBDC) is running their workshop programme again in 2023. Through this programme participants have the opportunity to attend workshops led by NBDC staff or from their partner organisations. To find out more go to https://biodiversityireland.ie/workshops/?fbclid=IwAR2xn6DX71M30NIeMS-Z7fp1TR9WT0SOtFz2ipfYet3IYLOZvM1SAqVl5b0

Creative Associate Opportunities
The Arts Council wishes to engage between 100 and 120 Creative Associates to work in up to 400 schools across the Republic of Ireland.  This is an exciting opportunity for artists, creative practitioners and individuals working in organisations in the arts and cultural sector. Creative Associates are artists or creative practitioners with a deep understanding of creativity and its potential to transform the lives of children and young people. They are key to the success of the Creative Schools initiative.  Closing date for receipt of applications is 12 noon Tuesday 18th April 2023.  Further information/online application criteria available at  Creative Associate Opportunities | The Arts Council | An Chomhairle Ealaíon

Kilkenny Tweed & Lace: Textiles in the 16th century lecture
Kilkenny Archaeological Society will host a lecture, by textile heritage author Vawn Corrigan, titled Kilkenny Tweed & Lace: Textiles in the 16th century, on Wednesday 19th April @ 8pm, in Rothe House, Kilkenny. Entrance Fee: Members €8, Non-members €10. Further details available at https://kilkennyarchaeologicalsociety.ie/event/irish-tweed-irish-lace-textiles-16thc-century/