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All heritage is local, particularly natural heritage, and local communities are the ultimate custodians of that heritage. The survival of our heritage often depends on action at the local level.

Events Archive

Insight into the Big Houses of East Galway : Seminar

Fohenagh, Ahascragh, Ballinasloe, Co. Galway. Saturday 28th November 2009[more]

Galway County Heritage Awards

Claregalway, Co. Galway. Wednesday 2nd December 2009 at 8.00 p.m.[more]

Golden Mile Awards 2009 and launch of Golden Mile Calendar

Claregalway, Co. Galway. Tuesday 15th December 2009 at 8.00 p.m.[more]

A Tale Of Two Dundalks

Louth museum webcasts to Maryland students: April-June 2010[more]

Trim Swift Festival

Thursday 1st July — Sun 4th July[more]

National Heritage Week : 21st to 29th August

Experience life in a medieval castle in 1210, meet the bugs of Corlea Bog, get an 18th Century Guide to Marriage, celebrate Tara & Irish heritage with Paul Muldoon and Colm ToibÁn, trace your ancestors, dance at the...[more]

Offaly Annual Heritage Seminar

Saturday 13th November 2010[more]

Discovering Medieval Fingal

The Fry Model Railway Museum, Malahide Castle, Co. Dublin[more]

County Wicklow Traditional Skills Day

Saturday 9th October 2010 — A Free Event[more]

Celebrating Laois Heritage Conference

Parish Centre Portlaoise, Saturday 20th November.[more]

Folklore and Oral Heritage Seminar

Tuam, Co. Galway, Saturday 4th December.[more]

2010 Golden Mile Awards and 2011 Golden Mile Calendar launch

Claregalway, Co. Galway on Wednesday 8th December[more]

'The Knight's Tale'

Final lecture in the 'Tales of Medieval Dublin' series. Tuesday, 14th December. 1.05-1.45 pm. Wood Quay Venue of the Civic Offices, Dublin 8.[more]

Graveyard and Memorial Recording Workshops

Workshops being organised by Laois Partnership in association with Laois County Council, on the use of new technology to record graveyards and memorials. Training will be provided by Eachtra Archaeology and will involve all...[more]

Heritage in Hard Times

Hillsborough Courthouse. Wednesday 23rd March 2011.[more]

Seminar: Introduction to Genealogical and Local History Sources

Saturday 16th April 2011, Clifden, Co. Galway [more]

Ireland Reaching Out

Week of Welcomes: 26th June to 2nd July 2011[more]

Monaghan International Forge-In

“The Hive of Knowledge”. Monaghan Town, 24th - 26th June 2011. [more]

Launch of 'Donegal's Farming Heritage' Booklet

Donegal County Museum., 18 May 2011[more]

Clonfert 1111–2011

A Celebratory Conference Marking Nine Hundred Years as a Diocesan Centre. 13-15 May 2011[more]

Maps and Texts: exploring the Irish Historic Towns Atlas

Seminar. 20th May 2011. Royal Irish Academy, Dublin.[more]

Historic Tour of 18th Century Robing Room & On-Site Excavation

8th / 9th June 2011. Church of Ireland Bishop's Palace, Kilkenny.[more]

Conservation of Historic Ironwork Seminar

The Market House, Monaghan. Thursday 23rd June 2011.[more]

Tales of Medieval Dublin - June - December 2011

June to December 2011, Wood Quay, Dublin 8.[more]

Locals urged to make their voice heard on the future of the Burren

The Burren — What can you do? is the challenge being laid down to the communities of the Burren as part of a pioneering new initiative in participatory democracy currently underway in the region. Led by some key local...[more]

Upcoming Workshops at Irish Seed Savers

Children's Cookery WorkshopSaturday July 9 (½ day): Children from ages 5 to 13 will enjoy this hands-on cookery course.Soft Fruits — Cultivation and TastingSaturday July 16 (½ day): - Currants, gooseberries and jostaberries are a...[more]

Aughrim Remembered - The Kelly Connection

Seminar: Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd July 2011[more]

'Explosive Substances’ Politics and Culture in the 19th Century

Conference: Mall Arts Centre, Town Hall, Youghal, Co. Cork. 24th & 25th September 2011.[more]

Traditional Building & Conservation Skills in Action Exhibition

Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th August 2011. Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Dublin [more]

County Wicklow Heritage Week event guide

Handy guide and timetable listing those events taking place in the Garden County from 20th-28th August[more]

Stone Wall Workshop: Féile na gCloch

Inis OÁrr, Co. Galway. Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th September 2011[more]

Investigating Your Family History - A Practical Approach

Family History Workshop & Website Launch. Wednesday 24th August, Claregalway, Co. Galway.[more]

Planning, People and Environment Conference

Sustainable Energy of Authority of Ireland Conference, Thursday 22nd September 2011, Dublin[more]

Wicklow Uplands Council Community Panel and Economic and Tourism Panel

Follow up to meeting on 'Community Led Tourism — the Key to Wicklow’s Prosperity'. 26th October at 7.30pm. [more]

Caring for Sligo’s Built Heritage

Canis Major, Clarion Hotel, Sligo. Friday 25th November 2011[more]

MÁcheál Á“ Cléirigh seminars

January-April 2012, University College Dublin[more]

Clifden 2012 Railway & Transportation Weekend

Clifden 2012 Railway & Transportation Weekend will take place Fri 17th - Sun 19th February in Clifden, Co. Galway.[more]

South Dublin County Tidy Town Public Meeting

South Dublin County Tidy Town Public meeting in Tallaght Stadium on Thursday 16th February @ 7.30pm[more]

Archaeological Archives as a Resource: Creation, Curation & Access - Conference

Thursday, 23 February 2012. Focusing on the paper archive, the conference proposes that archaeological archives are a crucial national heritage resource, worthy of continued curation, which should be accessible to all researchers...[more]

Heritage as an Engine of Economic Growth - Galway Agenda Announced

The agenda for the inaugural workshop of this series is now available. The workshop will take place on Saturday, 3rd March 2012 at NUI, Galway.


Heritage as an Engine of Economic Growth - Kerry Workshop

21st April, Kerry. Following on from the outstanding success of the Galway event the Heritage Council is pleased to announce the details of the next workshop in the series which will take place in Listowel, Co. Kerry.[more]

Celebrate Biodiversity Week and International Biodiversity Day in Co. Waterford

In a celebration of Biodiversity Week and International Biodiversity Day, Tuesday 22nd May 2012, County Waterford is hosting a number of events around the county. [more]

Heritage as an Engine of Economic Growth - Mayo Workshop

The programme of speakers has been specially selected to showcase the diversity and vibrancy of Mayo's unique heritage sector. The event will be of interest to heritage practitioners, business people, innovators and...[more]

The Irish American Link - Conference

The conference will explore historic connections between the West of Ireland and North America. It will focus on historical figures, emigration, genealogy, history and culture. [more]

Archaeological Dig at Heritage Council HQ - Open to Public until Friday!

Do you want to see a live archaeological dig, see medieval artefacts uncovered at your feet and have an opportunity to question the archaeologists? [more]

National Print Museum — Letterpress Training Seminar

13-14 October, Dublin - Calling all potential print masters![more]

Stone-Wall Workshop Galway

21-23 September, Co. Galway - 3-day comprehensive stone-wall workshop with talks and workshops by experts in the field.[more]

Heritage as an Engine of Economic Growth - Cavan Workshop

21 September, Co. Cavan. This workshop series is generating an increased awareness of the opportunities for enterprise and business development based on Ireland's unique local heritage.[more]

Celebrating Laois Heritage Conference

10th Nov, Co. Laois. Speakers will include Jacqui Donnelly (Dept of Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht) on Energy Efficiency in Historic buildings, Richard McLoughlin of Lotts Architecture on How to Write a Conservation Report and...[more]

Heritage as an Engine of Economic Growth: Fingal Workshop

Dec 12th. The event will be of interest to heritage practitioners, business people, entrepreneurs and community representatives. The Malahide workshop will explore the potential of the heritage sector and opportunities for growth...[more]

Rathcroghan Conference

April 12-14, Roscommon. The Rathcroghan Conference is part of the Rathcroghan Legacy Project, the aim of which is to develop a deeper connection between the Roscommon people and our rich ancestral heritage. [more]

Inland Fisheries Ireland - Series of Talks

Tuesdays from 4th Feb, Limerick. The talks will focus on the extraordinarily rich natural heritage of Ireland and in particular the Lower Shannon Special Area of Conservation.[more]

All Ireland Bird Conference & National Dawn Chorus Day

17th-19th May: The annual All Ireland Conference on Bird Conservation will take place 17-19 May. National Dawn Chorus Day will be held on Sunday 19th May.[more]

Heritage Council Grants are Vital to Your Local Community

25th September, Dublin- Briefing Session for TDs and Senators on how vital Heritage Council grants are to your local community. [more]

Meanwhile Use of Spaces and Places

9th October, Dublin- Exploring how to deal with derelict buildings and spaces in your town[more]

Official Launch of Heritage Week

23rd August, Merrion Square Park, Dublin- We are teaming up with the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland for an archaeological extravaganza for the launch of Heritage Week. [more]

'Held in Trust' Heritage Seminar

22nd November, Donegal- a free seminar entitled ‘Held in Trust' on conserving the built heritage and exploring civic trusts in County Donegal's towns and villages.[more]

Heritage Week Training Day for Event Organisers

9th April, Dublin- It promises to be a very enjoyable day with a great mix of ideas and areas covered that will be of use to you as you plan your events for National Heritage Week 2015. [more]

Wise Use of Wetlands Conference

21st May, Monaghan-Discussion & demonstrations on how to adopt a wise use approach in practice, through good planning, education and community action to ensure the conservation of our important wetlands.[more]

"No bit of the natural world is more valuable or more vulnerable than the tree bit" - Seamus Heaney speaking at the launch of the Michael Warren sculpture Antaeus, in 1998 as part of the Sculpture in Woodland project, located in the Coillte forest, Devil's Glen, Co Wicklow.Irish Farmers Journal 7th September 2013

Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore

18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence of the local Wicklow area in his work.[more]

Roscommon Cross Slabs - Community Photogrammetry Training Project

23rd May-27th June (Saturdays)- An exciting new training course is being offered to the public as part of a project to digitally record early Christian cross slabs in Co. Roscommon.[more]

Realising the Hidden Potential of Ireland’s Towns

5th November, Kilkenny- This conference will address the difficulties facing many of Ireland’s smaller towns and set out an agenda that will deliver benefits for Ireland’s towns and the people who live in them. [more]