Heritage News

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, […]

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8 November 2022
Heritage News & Events 8th November

News; 3D Models of a selection of stone carved Archaeological monuments and features in Westmeath Laser survey of stone carvings from Athlone, Ballymore, Dysart,  Killucan/Rathwire, and Rattin was carried out by Digital Heritage Age in 2022. The survey and creation of the 3 D models was an action of the Westmeath Heritage Plan and was […]

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17 October 2022
Heritage News & Events 17th October

News: Westmeath County Council  is one of 10 Local Authorities who have been allocated funding for a Biodiversity Officer. For details of this announcement from the Minister for Heritage see: https://www.gov.ie/en/press-release/79a0a-approval-for-ten-new-biodiversity-officers-to-bolster-local-action-for-nature/ Connecting Communities with Peatlands  - Upcoming opportunities: Interpretation & Conservation Planning; Relationship & Conflict Management for community groups; Facebook & Instagram for Beginners. Course […]

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5 October 2022
Garden sustainably

If you’d like to learn how to garden more sustainably a one-day course is being offered that will cover everything from gardening without chemicals, to pollinator planting, vegetable growing, mini-pond building, pruning, cuttings and much more. The course is run by horticulturist and environmentalist Aoife Munn and will take place on Sunday October 16 from […]

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5 October 2022
Big Dig

‘The Big Dig’ offers hands-on learning for curious children to budding archaeologists. Children are invited to explore the Viking world through a simulated archaeology dig. They are given the chance to experience what it is like to be an archaeologist by learning how to excavate the remains of a Viking house. As they dig through […]

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5 October 2022
Know your locality

It is amazing what you can discover about your local area from the snug safety of your home! Wstmeath Heritage is delighted to offer a FREE* course (mostly online) that will take you step-by-step through the available online sources that will allow you to paint a picture of the geological, archaeological, and historical events that […]

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9 August 2022
Major Audit of Oral Heritage Recordings in County Westmeath Underway

Over many decades in Westmeath, precious memories of times gone by have been recorded by groups and individuals in an effort to document what are often fading memories of our past.  Now, Westmeath County Council, with funding from Creative Ireland, are undertaking a major audit of these collections, to compile a list for the first […]

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27 July 2022
Heritage News & Events 27th July

The latest Heritage and News from Westmeath Heritage Heritage Week runs from 13th – 21st August 2022. There’s lots planned and most events are Free! Copies of the Printed Guide to Heritage Week Events in Westmeath are now available from your local Library. Pick up a copy and start planning your week If you prefer […]

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27 July 2022
Royal Sites on UNESCO World Heritage Tentative List

The ancient Royal Sites of Ireland were one of three successful bids to be included on Ireland’s Tentative List for UNESCO World Heritage Status, which was announced last week:https://www.gov.ie/en/press-release/72ef0-ministers-announce-new-world-heritage-tentative-list-for-ireland/. The Royal Sites are: Emain Macha/Navan Fort (Co. Armagh) site of the Kings of Ulster, Dun Ailline (Co. Kildare) site of the King of Leinster, Rathcroghan […]

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