Heritage News & Events 04.08.23

Introducing Diane Seale

I am delighted to welcome Diane Seale to the Heritage team in Kilkenny County Council. Diane will be supporting the work of the Heritage Office and updating our Kilkenny Heritage website.

I’m delighted to have the opportunity to work as part of the Heritage team in Kilkenny County Council. I look forward to working and meeting with all individuals, communities and organisations involved with promoting and safeguarding Kilkenny’s rich heritage.

Diane can be contacted at  heritage@kilkennycoco.ie / 056 7794289

National Heritage Week 2023 Launched

The Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan, TD, has launched National Heritage Week 2023, which takes place nationwide from Saturday 12th to Sunday 20th August. The theme of this year’s Heritage Week is ‘Living Heritage’ and a colourful range of events and projects celebrating all aspects of our heritage will take place across the country. There are over 40 events taking place all over Kilkenny City and County, from heritage talks, walks, workshops and children’s events. Tune into KCLR live each morning at 11am (14-18 Aug) to hear more about events and to win some Heritage Week prizes! A full listing of Heritage Week events taking place in Kilkenny is available at www.heritageweek.ie . Click here for more details about the launch of Heritage Week


Heritage Council Grants Assessor Panel 2024-2027

The Heritage Council seeks to engage suitably skilled and experienced consultants in a wide range of disciplines such as built heritage; natural heritage; maritime heritage; museums, and archives; and intangible heritage or community heritage as expert panellists for assessment and monitoring of their regular grant round applications. Members of the Panel may also be requested by the Heritage Council to make occasional site visits to Irish buildings, monuments, habitats, and places, to survey and assess the condition of buildings, sites, and other assets of heritage significance, to make detailed conservation recommendations and / or to report on the quality of works being carried out or completed. Deadline for applications: 5pm, 28th August 2023. For more information see: https://www.heritagecouncil.ie/news/jobs/grants-assessor-panel-2024-2027

The Heritage Council HQ Photo credit: The Heritage Council

Painéal Measúnóirí Deontas 2024-2027

Féachann an Chomhairle Oidhreachta le comhairleoirí a bhfuil na scileanna cuí acu agus a bhfuil taithí acu a fhostú i raon leathan disciplíní mar oidhreacht thógtha; oidhreacht nádúrtha; oidhreacht mhuirí; músaeim, agus cartlanna; agus oidhreacht dholáimhsithe nó oidhreacht phobail mar shaineolaithe painéil chun measúnú agus monatóireacht a dhéanamh ar ár mbabhtaí iarratas rialta i gcomhair deontais. Féadfaidh an Chomhairle Oidhreachta iarraidh ar chomhaltaí an Phainéil cuairteanna láithreacha a thabhairt ó am go chéile ar fhoirgnimh, séadchomharthaí, gnáthóga, agus áiteanna Éireannacha, chun suirbhé agus measúnú a dhéanamh ar riocht foirgneamh, láithreán, agus sócmhainní eile a bhfuil tábhacht oidhreachta ag baint leo, chun moltaí mionsonraithe caomhnaithe a dhéanamh agus/nó chun tuairisc a thabhairt ar cháilíocht na n-oibreacha atá á ndéanamh nó atá críochnaithe. Spriocdáta le haghiadh foirmeacha iarratais: 5pm, 28 Lúnasa 2023.  https://www.heritagecouncil.ie/news/jobs/grants-assessor-panel-2024-2027


County Kilkenny Holy Wells Survey

Holy wells are sacred places in the local landscape and are held dear by communities. The traditions, and customs surrounding holy wells are recognised as being an important part of our intangible cultural heritage, and are in danger of being lost as older generations pass on. Kilkenny Heritage Office is conducting a county wide survey and we need your help to record holy wells around the county and the traditions associated with them. If there is a holy well that you visit, please get in touch with us at holywells.shanarc@gmail.com to tell us all about it or share your story with us on the ‘Holy Wells of Kilkenny’ Facebook page. This is an action of the Kilkenny Heritage Plan and is supported by the Heritage Council and Kilkenny County Council.


South Kilkenny Historical Society events

The society will mark Heritage Week 2023 with ‘A Mystery Tour of Mooncoin’ on Sunday August 20th at 2.30pm. The tour will start at the gates of Mooncoin parish church. The Autumn/Winter 2023 lecture season will feature talks by Jack Burtchaell, Liz Gillis and Eoin Walsh.

Church of the Assumption, Mooncoin . Photo Credit: National Inventory of Architectural Heritage: Buildings of Ireland