Irish Military Seminar

Irish Military Seminar – Great Episodes in Ireland’s History Will take place in the Riverbank, Newbridge, Co. Kildare 9–11 June 2018 Download the Programme: > IMS 2018_Programme FRIDAY 17:00–17:45pm The Glen of Imaal Disaster, 1941 — Terence O’Reilly 17:50pm Readings from the Leb — Martin Malone 18:35pm Reception in foyer of Riverbank Arts Centre 19:00pm …

Public consultation meeting – Decade of Commemoration Strategy

Kildare County Council invites participation from local groups, organisations and individuals, to be part of the Ireland 2018 – 2023 Centenary Programme and Decade of Commemorations Strategy. Kildare County Council will host an open meeting on Wednesday, 9 May, 7.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m. in The Hotel Keadeen, Newbridge Co. Kildare for anyone interested in participating in the continued …

Co. Kildare Creative Ireland Bursary Awards

As part of Kildare’s 2018 Creative Ireland programme, we invite applications for bursary awards that will develop bodies of work with a public interface/engagement. We invite applications from individuals and groups to creatively explore themes of: Well being Sense of place Heritage (which may include historical exploration) Music STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts and mathematics) …

KCC Community Heritage Grant Scheme

The Heritage Grant Scheme 2018 will open for applications on Tuesday 23rd January 2018. The application form and guidelines are available below. The closing date for completed applications is 5 p.m. on Tuesday 13th March 2018. Any queries should be directed to heritageofficer@kildarecoco.ie or to The Heritage Office at 045 – 980674. Applications forms and …

Co. Kildare – Culture and Creativity Strategy 2018-2022

The strategy is informed by the national Creative Ireland framework and locally, with input from the public through two public meetings this year, as well as contributions from Kildare’s Creative Ireland team and KCC staff. Comments are invited – The document is available here: http://kildare.ie/CountyCouncil/LatestItemsAdded/KildareCultureandCreativityStrategy2018-2022.html Email submissions to  creativekildare@kildarecoco.ie, or hard copy, marked  ‘Creative Ireland …

Heritage Week @ Maynooth Castle & Castletown House

Maybnooth Castle: Heritage Week at Maynooth Castle 19, 20, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27 August, 11am – 5pm Join in our special guided tours and our castle-inspired arts and crafts activities throughout Heritage Week! Contact us at 01 628 6744 for more details! Admission Free Jouses, Jesters and Japes! Maynooth Castle (OPW) 19 August, 2pm …

Historic COI Churches – Heritage Week Open Days

St Michael and All Angels Church, Millicent, Clane 19 August, 3pm – 5pm An afternoon visit to St. Michael and All Angels Church, Millicent Clane. The Church of St Michael and All Angels was built in the Hiberno- Romanesque style and was consecrated on Michaelmas Day 1883. A feature of the interior is the magnificent …

Revealing Hidden Heritage in Castledermot

Castledermot Local History Society has been around since 2010 and since then has been encouraging research into and promotion of the town’s long and fascinating past. This year the focus was on hidden or lesser known aspects of the local heritage. Thanks to a Kildare County Council Community Heritage Grant, digital heritage specialists Gary Dempsey …