Heritage News & Events 01.12.23

Invitation to Kilkenny’s Decade of Centenaries, 1912-23/2012-23 Book Launch

Kilkenny County Council Cathaoirleach, Cllr Michael Doyle cordially invites you to join us for the launch of Kilkenny’s Decade of Centenaries – 1912-23/2012-23 in Set Theatre on Friday, 15th December 2023 at 11am-1pm.

This booklet documents all of the initiatives supported by Kilkenny County Council under the Community Strand of the Decade of Centenaries Programme, 2012-23. As part of the occasion, there will be a screening of Come Back a short film by Kevin Hughes funded under this programme. The event will celebrate the contribution of communities across the county to the success of the Decade of Centenaries programme in Kilkenny. Spaces are limited and so please RSVP by email to heritage@kilkennycoco.ie or by phone on 056 779 4289 by 12pm on Friday 8th December 2023.

Applications open for Community Monuments Fund 2024

The Community Monuments Fund is open for applications for 2024. This grant scheme is for the conservation, maintenance, protection and promotion of archaeological monuments.

Closing date for applications to Kilkenny County Council is Thursday 1st February 2024Applications and queries to heritage@kilkennycoco.ie . To learn more and to download the application forms and handbook click here


Conservation works carried out at Thomple Church Ruin, Thomastown funded under Community Monuments Fund 2023


PhD Study – Ghost Encounters

Have you ever experienced a ghost? Or sensed the presence of the deceased? If you would be happy to share your experience for research purposes Kate Aston, a social scientist doing PhD research within the Department of Geography at Maynooth University would like to hear from you. To learn more about the research project and share your experience, click the link here.


South Kilkenny Historical Society Decade of Centenaries Conference

South Kilkenny Historical Society are hosting a Decade of Centenaries Conference event in the Rhu Glenn Hotel, Slieverue on Saturday 2nd December. It will be officially opened by Dr Martin Mansergh at 10am.

The conference will be comprised of two panel discussions: ‘Reflections on the Decade of Centenaries 2012 – 2023’ and ‘How will a future generation reflect on us one hundred years from now?’. The panellists will include Mr Lorcan Collins, Ms Cecelia Hartswell, Dr Martin Mansergh, Mr. Paul O’Brien, Prof. Peter Thorne and Mr Eoin Walsh. Admission to the conference is free and everyone is welcome to attend.