Heritage News & Events 13.10.23

The History Show

Join John Moynihan on Wednesdays from 6:00pm-7:00pm on KCLR for a journey through time on The History Show. The History Show on is funded through the Creative Ireland Programme at the Kilkenny County Council Heritage Office which is supported by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht and Sport and Media. Click here to listen back on the previous episodes.

Autumn Clean-up | Glanadh suas an Fhómhair

Its Autumn and while you might want to tidy up your garden, wildlife would appreciate it if you left a wild corner for them. Make a logpile or pile up fallen leaves, as a home for hedgehogs and insects. Click here to get your free gardening booklet that tells you all you need to know.


Is é an fómhar é agus cé gur mhaith leat slacht a chur ar do ghairdin, bheadh fiadhúlra buroch dá bhfágfaí cúinne fiáin dóibhsean. Déan carnán nó fág neart duilleoga tite, mar bhaile do ghráinneoga agus feithidi. Cliceáil anseo chun ár leabhrán Garraiodóireachta saor in aisce a fháil, a insionn duit gach a bhfuil ag teastail.

The Adopt a Monument Scheme

Kilkenny’s Tyndall Mountain Club has received an award in recognition of their work under the Adopt a Monument Programme as part of The Heritage Council’s ‘Adopt a Monument’ scheme. The scheme aims to empower local communities to become involved in the care and conservation of a much-loved local monument and offers communities expertise, mentoring and support to help them to care for their local heritage. Applications for the Adopt a Monument Scheme are managed by Abarta Heritage on behalf of The Heritage Council. If you are interested in this scheme further information about the scheme and the application process can be found here.  Closing date for applications 13th November 2023.

Ian Doyle (Head of Conservation, Heritage Council), Kevin Higgins (Tyndall Mountain Club), Tomás Turley (Tyndall Mountain Club), Róisín Burke (Managing Director, Abarta Heritage)


All About Hedgerows Event

Join Irish Environmental Network & Hedgerows Ireland on Sunday 15th October, 10:00am – 4:00pm at Monasterevin Council Hall to learn how to plan, plant, maintain and rejuvenate hedgerows on your land. This is the perfect event for any landowner or local group who wants to help wildlife, create strong boundaries on your land, or learn more about our heritage and the skill of laying a hedge. To learn more & book your place on Eventbrite .



Re-opening of Dunmore Cave

Patrick O’ Donovan, T.D., Minister of State with responsibility for the Office of Public Works welcomed the official re-opening of the Dunmore Cave on 12th October after a programme of rock stabilisation works at the site. Dunmore Cave is open to the public from Wednesday to Sunday from 9:30am to 5:30pm. Click here to learn more about Dunmore Cave.

Image Source: OPW – Office of Public Works