Heritage Office

12 April 2024
Call out for Historian in Residence 2024

Applications are invited for the Historian in Residence Grant Scheme 2024. The Residency is supported by the Commemorations Initiative, Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media in partnership with Westmeath County Council. The Residency is for 10 weeks (c.15hrs per week). For full details see attached. The deadline for completed applications is 5pm […]

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23 February 2024
Heritage News & Events

Heritage News from Westmeath & Ireland - 22nd Feb 2024 The Archaeology Research Grants Scheme in partnership with the National Monuments Service (Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage), and the Historic Environment Division (Department for Communities, NI) is now open for applications. The scheme operates on an all-island basis and welcomes proposals for smaller-scale archaeological […]

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25 July 2023
DRAFT WESTMEATH HERITAGE PLAN 2024 - 2030

A new Heritage Plan is being prepared for Westmeath. The Plan will set out a framework for the work of Westmeath County Council Heritage Office, in partnership with groups and agencies, to deliver heritage projects within the County. The Westmeath Heritage Plan 2024-2030 will be the fourth Heritage Plan for Westmeath. It aims to build on the achievements […]

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22 May 2023
Bursary Award Scheme for Creative practitioners Westmeath Decade of Centenaries 2023

Westmeath County Council Culture and Creativity Team invites submissions for a special bursary which will enable creative practitioners to explore, in a creative way (be that music, performance, film, writing or another form), the themes and events of the Decade of Centenaries.The bursary award scheme is funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, […]

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11 April 2023
WESTMEATH CREATIVE PRACTITIONER IN RESIDENCE – DECADE OF CENTENARIES Open Call to Professional Creative Practitioners (all creative art forms)

Westmeath County Council Culture and Creativity Team invites submissions for a special residency which will creatively explore the themes and events of the Decade of Centenaries. The Creative Practitioner in Residence open call invites submissions from creatives working in any art form (be it music, performance, film, writing or another form). This programme is funded […]

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10 March 2023
Call out for Historians in Residence 2023

As part of the Westmeath County Council Decade of Centenaries programme, applications are invited for the Historian in Residence Grant Scheme 2023. The Residency is supported by the Decade of Centenaries Programme, Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media in partnership with Westmeath County Council. Two Residencies will run in 2023, each for […]

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3 March 2023
Westmeath Barn Owl Survey

The first focused survey of Barn Owls in Westmeath was carried out by BirdWatch Ireland in 2021, with funding from the National Biodiversity Action Plan Grant Scheme from National Parks and Wildlife Service, Department of Housing Local Government and Heritage and Westmeath County Council. The survey identified fourteen sites occupied by Barn Owls and six […]

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28 February 2023
Heritage News and Events 28th Feb

News: NPWS offering grants for small recording projects  The primary aim of these grants is to support and encourage the current network of naturalists recording in Ireland and to develop the next generation of specialist recorders. Grants are aimed at volunteer, unpaid recorders, or groups, societies and associations of recorders who have limited/no access to […]

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14 December 2022
Heritage News and Events 13th December

Waterways Ireland have announced their Heritage in the Community Grants Scheme 2023 is now open! A fund of €20,000 has been allocated to assist community based heritage projects which compliment or fulfil the delivery of the Waterways Ireland Heritage Plan along the Barrow Navigation, Erne System, Grand Canal, Lower Bann, Royal Canal, Shannon, Shannon-Erne, and the […]

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30 November 2022
The assassination of Sir Henry Wilson

Ronan McGreevy is a journalist and videographer with The Irish Times. He is the author of the book ‘Wherever the Firing Line Extends: Ireland and the Western Front’1. McGreevy is the editor of Centenary, Ireland remembers 1916 the official State book recalling the commemorations of 2016. He is the author of the recently published, much […]

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