KCC Heritage Seminar

Details have been announced of an end of year heritage seminar organised by the Heritage Unit of Kildare County Council. The seminar sets out to present areas of work carried out in 2023.

The seminar will take place in Kilcullen Heritage Centre on Saturday 2nd of December, 2023.

Please note booking is required.

This seminar will include an update on the implementation of the County Kildare Heritage Plan 2019-2025.


10:00-10:10Welcome by Sonya Kavanagh
Chief Executive of Kildare County Council
10:10-10:15Introduction to Heritage Unit
Caroline O’Donnell, Manager of KCC Heritage Unit
10:15-10:30County Kildare Heritage Plan 2019-2015 Projects
Bridget Loughlin, Kildare Heritage Officer
10:30-11:00Kildare Hedgerow Survey 2022 – Findings
Flynn Furney, Environmental Consultants
11:00-11:15Update on Architectural Projects Undertaken in 2023
Caroline O’Donnell, Manager of KCC Heritage Unit
11:15-11:35Tea and coffee break
11:35-12:20The Rethatching of Thomastown Cottage
Laura Bowen, Conservation Architect
12:20-12:35Update on Biodiversity Projects in 2023
Dr Meabh Boylan, Kildare Biodiversity Officer
12:35-13:05The Holy Wells of Kildare – A Survey
Antoine Giacometti, Archaeology Plan – Heritage Solutions
13:05-13:15Launch of The Holy Wells of County Kildare publication.
Cathaoirleach Darragh Fitzpatrick
Bookingemail: heritage@kildarecoco.ie