Creative Ireland Bursary Award 2017

Creative Ireland bursary award 2017 – Funding Opportunities for Heritage Projects Please Note: closing date is 2nd Aug Kildare County Council and Creative Ireland are putting together a programme of events as part the Creative Ireland Programme 2017-2022. Funding is now available for individuals and organisations who wish to develop a community/cultural/ Heritage project/event. The …

A New Book on Saint Brigid of Kildare – by Noel Kissane

Saint Brigid of Kildare Life, legend and cult Noel Kissane Paperback €22.45 Catalogue Price: €24.95 ISBN: 978-1-84682-632-0 June 2017. 360pp; ills. Despite being the female patron saint of Ireland and one of the most remarkable women in Irish history, St Brigid has always been an elusive figure. Some scholars have argued that she never existed …

CSHIHE – Call for papers 16th Annual Conference

The theme of the Sixteenth Annual Historic Houses Conference, to be held at Maynooth University on 8-9 June 2018, will be ‘The Country House: Sport and Leisure’. Sir Shane Leslie once wrote that ‘Country life was entirely organised to give nobility and gentry and demi-gentry a good time.’ Throughout Ireland, Britain, and Europe the country …

Heritage Week Event Registration by June 30th

Heritage week is fast approaching. This year, Heritage Week is from 19th – 27th August 2017. National and local community organisations participate by organising events throughout the country, to preserve and promote our natural, built and cultural heritage. In Co. Kildare many of the local history groups also participate by organising talks and walks throughout …

Invitation for funding on Architecture Projects

The closing date for receipt of applications by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs is 3pm Friday 23rd June 2017. Apologies for the short notice of this, it has only come to our attention this weekend. The Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs invites applications from bodies, such …

National Landscape Forum Ireland 2017

National Landscape Forum 2017 ‘Local Communities & Their Landscape’ Abbeyleix, Co. Laois, Thursday 22nd & Friday 23rd June 2017 at the Abbeyleix Manor Hotel The forum is hosted by the dynamic, progressive community of Abbeyleix and will include in-depth exploration of the close interaction between communities and their landscape, the challenges we all face in …

Irish Military Seminar

Best way to book this event right now is to phone Riverbank. You can turn up on the day Free Admission (minimal cost for field trip): booking essential:boxoffice@riverbank.ie/045 448327 Contact: cilldara2016@gmail.com or localhistory@kildarecoco.ie or phone045 448350 or 087 9871046 We are trying to create an Annual Event that will be a positive tourist event for …

‘My Town, My Heritage’ Photo Competition

Castledermot Local History Group’s Heritage Photo Competition Closing date fast approaching: 31st of May All budding photographers young and old, capture an image that you feel represents Castledermot’s heritage. The best photos will be made into a calendar and all photos will be exhibited in the Community Centre in August during Heritage Week. There will …