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Four Kilkenny heritage projects have received grants under the Heritage Council Grant Scheme announced this week.
The owner of a newly discovered heritage sight at Newtown, Jerpoint, in Thomastown has come before the members of Kilkenny County Council in a bid to garner support from the local authority to develop the site into a tourist attraction.
The Environmental Pillar has written to the Taoiseach claiming that thousands of jobs are threatened by Government proposals to move the Heritage Council into the Department of Arts, Heritage and Gaeltacht.
A three day festival celebrating the heritage of Tyrrellspass organised by Tyrrellspass Festival Committee has won the top award for Best Overall Event during National Heritage Week 2011. The event also won the award for Best Interactive Event.
This year’s National Heritage Week, which ran from August 19-28, was reportedly the most successful incarnation of the event to date.
National Heritage week runs until Sunday with a wide range of events being held across the country. It is the aim of the Heritage Council to protect and enhance the richness, quality and diversity of our national heritage for everyone and this week the Heritage Council works to increase awareness of Ireland’s national heritage and to highlight its importance to public policy and everyday life.
National Heritage Week arose out of ‘European Heritage Days’ – an initiative to promote awareness of our built, natural and cultural heritage and to promote Europe’s common cultural heritage. In Ireland, National Heritage Week entails a whole week of heritage-related events.
Kilkenny’s story-tellers will have a chance to indulge in their art on National Tell Tale Day tomorrow (Saturday), as part of Heritage Week.
Heritage Week, a nationwide celebration of our natural, built and cultural heritage kicks off this year on Saturday August 20 and runs until Sunday August 28.
Join the Irish Wildlife Trust on a Kilkenny ‘wild watch’ walk, and discover a wilder Ireland on your doorstep.