Heritage News & Events 3.3.23

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Cruinniú na nÓg 2023 grant scheme

Kilkenny County Council, in association with Creative Ireland, are seeking project and event applications which will deliver the Cruinniú na nÓg programme in Kilkenny. Cruinniú na nÓg (Saturday, June 10th 2023) is the national day of free creative activity for children and young people up to 18 years of age. Grant application forms/grant criteria available at https://kilkennyheritage.ie/2023/03/cruinniu-na-nog-2023-call-for-applications/ Closing date for receipt of applications is 5pm Monday 3rd April 2023

Native Trees Walk and Talk
Nore Vision will host a Native Trees Walk & Talk on Friday 24th March from 2 -4pm. Facilitated by Joe Gowran from Woodlands of Ireland, the tree walk & talk will be through Dunmore Wood and will include identifying native species, seed collection, woodlands and the importance of trees in climate change mitigation. Please wear suitable clothing and footwear. Free event and all are welcome. Meet at the Dunmore Wood carpark. https://norevision.ie/event/native-trees-walk-talk/

Poetry as Commemoration workshops coming to Kilkenny
Poet and fiction writer, Mary O’Donnell, will lead two Poetry as Commemoration workshops at Kilkenny City Branch Library on Wednesday 8th & 15th March from 2.30-4.30pm, during which participants will respond to local and national archival material from the War of Independence & the Civil War. Afterwards they will be invited to submit their work to a special Poetry as Commemoration archive preserved in UCD Special Collections. Participants who have family stories or materials relating to the revolutionary period are invited to share these, but no family connection is necessary and all are welcome. Book your place by calling 056 77 94 174 or emailing citylibrary@kilkennylibrary.ie  Participants are encouraged to attend both workshops.

 Seachtain na Gaeilge, 1st-17th Márta 2023
Is cuid tábhachtach dár n-oidhreacht í an Ghaeilge agus tá Seachtain na Gaeilge faoi lán seoil anois. Is féile idirnáisiúnta Ghaeilge í Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia, atá ar an gceiliúradh is mó dár dteanga agus dár gcultúr dúchais a bhíonn ar siúl in Éirinn agus in go leor tíortha eile gach bliain. Bain trial agus sult as do chuid Gaeilge le himeachtaí i gCill Chainnigh i mbliana. Tuilleadh eolais: https://peig.ie/ The Irish language is an important part of our heritage and Seachtain na Gaeilge is in full swing this week. Seachtain na Gaeilge le Energia is an international Irish language festival and one of the biggest celebrations of our native language and culture that takes place each year in Ireland and in many other countries. Try out your own Irish by enjoying some of the events taking place in Kilkenny this year. For more information go to https://peig.ie/

Is ambasadóir Seachtain na Gaeilge é Manchán Magan i mbliana. Le téarmaí éagsúla Gaeilge dár oidhreacht nádurtha agus chulturtha a fhoghlaim, féach ar a chuntas Twitter:  https://twitter.com/ManchanMagan Manchán Magan is one of the Ambassadors for Seachtain na Gaeilge this year. To learn Irish language terms for aspects of our natural and cultural heritage, check out his Twitter account at: https://twitter.com/ManchanMagan

The Ancient Mysteries of Knockroe Megalithic Tomb lecture
Kilkenny Archaeological Society will host a lecture titled The Ancient Mysteries of Knockroe Megalithic Tomb: Recent discoveries and ongoing research, by writer and archaeologist Professor Muiris O’Sullivan, on Wednesday 22nd March @8pm.  Entrance: Members €8, non-members €10. Contact  reception@rothehouse.com for further details.Nore Vision volunteers to plant 1800 native trees in Kilkenny
To celebrate National Tree Week, which is 20th-27th March, Nore Vision volunteers will plant 1,800 native trees at 2 locations in Kilkenny.  Nore Vision are working on the dates and times but if it is something that you would like to get involved with contact mags@norevision.ie https://norevision.ie/event/national-tree-week/

National Lottery Good Causes Awards 2023
The National Lottery are seeking entries to this year’s Good Causes Awards. The competition will culminate with a National Final awards ceremony which will take place in October 2023. Any group that received funding from the Heritage Council is eligible to apply. For more information see: https://www.lottery.ie/good-causes-awards  Closing date for receipt of online applications is 5pm Friday 31st March 2023.