Heritage News

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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23 January 2024
World Wetlands Day Walk & Talk

Time: 11am - 1pm approxDate: 3rd February 2024What: Walk & Talk with George Smith (Botanist) and Gordon Wycherley (Birdwatch Westmeath).Where: Lilliput Car Park Lough Ennell Join us to celebrate with us World Wetlands Day to raise global awareness about the vital role of wetlands for people and our planet. Walk and talk will be led by […]

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23 January 2024
Photographic Exhibition of Wrought Iron Gates

Date: Wednesday 29th Jan - 23rd February 2024What: Photographic Exhibition of Wrought Iron GatesWhere: The Atrium Athlone Civic Offices A selection of photographs of wrought iron gates in south Westmeath taken by community recorders involved in the Westmeath Wrought Iron Gates Project. If you would like to get involved in this project in 2024 please […]

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23 January 2024
For whom the bell tolls

Time: 8.00pmDate: Wednesday 24th January 2024What: Westmeath Archaeological and Historical Society lecture by Dr. Paul StevensWhere: The Greville Arms, Mullingar Details: A lecture by Archaeologist Dr Paul Stevens entitled ‘For whom the bell tolls; Clonfad and its place in early medieval monastic Westmeath’. Dr Stevens directed excavations on the monastic site of Clonfad, Co. Westmeath […]

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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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21 June 2023
Heritage news and events 21st June 2023

NPWS Farm Plan Scheme call for new applications - the Farm Plan Scheme supports farmers to deliver targeted biodiversity outputs above and beyond their statutory obligations. The scheme operates results-based payments and also provides financial support for capital works that will contribute to the achievement of the biodiversity goals. The Farm Plan Scheme directly contracts […]

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26 April 2023
EU50

Marking 50 years of Ireland in the EU Ireland’s 50 years of EU membership has coincided with a radical economic and social transformation of our country. Westmeath Libraries and Westmeath Heritage present three public events to mark this anniversary. These are free events, but please register in advance using the links below Understanding our European […]

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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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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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9 February 2023
Announcing our Westmeath Creative Ireland Grants 2023

We are delighted to announce that applications are now open for our 2023 Westmeath Creative Ireland Grants.  About Creative Ireland The Creative Ireland Programme is an all-of-Government initiative to place creativity at the centre of public policy. It is guided by a vision that every person in Ireland will have the opportunity to realise their […]

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