Heritage News & Events 8th November


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 funded by the Heritage Council with support from Westmeath County Council. You can access the models here (Scroll down page): http://www.westmeathcoco.ie/en/ourservices/planning/conservationheritage/heritageresources/


Thurs 10th Nov. Tuar Ard Theatre, Moate 7:30pm ‘Feasts and Fighting’ – A Free evening of mythical storytelling and live music with Candlelit Tales Breathing life back into old stories Candlelit Tales promise to make you laugh, cry or maybe even roar! Event supported by Creative Ireland, Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media. All Welcome – arrive early to secure a good seat!

Sat 12th & Sun 13th Nov. Rathcroghan Visitor Cenre, Tulsk, Co., Roscommon Conference ‘Archaeology Above & Below’. For details and to register see: https://www.eventbrite.ie/e/rathcroghan-conference-2022-archaeology-above-below-tickets-427846208527

Mon 14th Nov. Tuar Ard Arts Centre, Moate, 7pm.  NICHE - Nurturing Intangible Cultural Heritage for Entrepreneurship, is an Erasmus Plus funded project delivered by nine organisations from seven European Countries (Iceland, Belgium, Greece, Ireland, Italy, Spain and Sweden), aims at enhancing entrepreneurship in the Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) sector by developing innovative training for the underserved cohort of professionals (and prospective ones) who operate in ICH to promote entrepreneurial initiatives in the sector, enhance its competitiveness and sustain its growth. The project is now nearing completion and the focus of the Multiplier Event is to highlight the deliverables of the project. We will also have speakers from the Intangible Cultural Heritage unit in the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media to talk about the National Inventory List and how local traditions can be included onto the list as well as a speaker from the Dry Stone Wall Association of Ireland to talk about their experience of getting this activity onto the National List and working with the Department to put forward for UNESCO recognition. If you are interested in attending, please email louise@irishrurallink.ie to register or phone 0906482744

Fri 18th Nov. Lullymore Heritage and Discovery Park, Co. Kildare 10:30am,  In collaboration with the Department of Agriculture, the Community Wetlands Forum are hosting a fire prevention and management workshop. With more frequent dry spells, heatwaves and drought as the climate changes, the risk of wildfire on bogs is never far away. The workshop is free, and refreshments will be provided. Spaces are limited, so please register here or book a place by e-mailing micheal@irshrurallink.ie.

Wed 23rd  Nov. Greville Arms Hotel, Mullingar 8pm, Westmeath Archaeological and Historical Society host  Prof. Terence Dooley who will deliver at talk on ‘Burning the Big House – Understanding Civil War Conflagrations’. Event supported by the Decade of Centenaries Programme, Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media.

Wed 23rd  & Thurs 24th Nov Radisson Blu Hotel, Athlone; Irish Walled Towns Network Conference ‘Nature and Biodiversity in Historic Towns’. For details and to register see: IWTN Conference 2022: Nature and Biodiversity in Historic Towns Tickets, Athlone | Eventbrite

Thurs 24th Nov 10:30am Peatland Communities and Landowners Working Together – Information seminar in Longford at (exact location TBC) Seminar will explore the opportunities for collaboration between peatland community groups and landowners. In particular, this will be aimed to provide information to community groups on the existing agri-environmental schemes in place via the CAP, including the new ACREs scheme, as well as information on some innovative results based agri-environmental schemes currently in operation. There will also be discussions on how best to start conversations and engage with neighbouring landowners, as well as opportunities which may exist in the future. The aim is to equip community groups with information in this area, and to begin a conversation on this topic. Depending on interest, and questions raised on the day, this may lead to further workshops / trainings on this topic next year.

Sat 26th  Nov Communities Caring for Water Conference lawaters.ie for more information, The link for the registration page for the community conference – online attendance registration is now live at this link; https://bit.ly/3sLJcR9

Fri 2nd  and Sat 3rd  Dec UCD conference as part of the State’s Decade of Centenaries programme, marking 100 years since the foundation of the Irish State. Conference seeks to explore the process of state formation amid an ongoing civil war, uncertainty over the future of the border with Northern Ireland, the evolution of the institutions of the state since 1922, and the challenges that state, society, and citizenry faced a century ago. Speakers include distinguished academics Prof. Brigid Laffan, Prof. Diarmaid Ferriter, Hon Mr. Justice Gerard Hogan (Supreme Court), Permanent Representative of Ireland to the OECD, UNESCO Ambassador Gerard Keown, Prof. Mary E. Daly, Ambassador of Finland to Ireland Raili Lahnalampi, and many more. In-person, and streaming online. The full programme is available here. All are welcome. Tickets are free but pre-booking is essentialregister here The conference is funded by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and by UCD.