Education Content

Education is at the heart of The Heritage Councils work programme.  With knowledge comes a greater sense of responsibility and appreciation of the value of Heritage as it contributes to our quality of life.

Events Archive

Education in the Outdoors seminar

Organised by the Countryside Recreation Network. 23rd February 2010. Norfolk Park, Sheffield, England.

Creating an Outdoor Classroom - 2 Day Course

Organiser: Organiser: The Irish SeedSavers Association

Establishing a school garden as a cross curricular teaching aid. 27th and 28th February [and repeated on 20th and 21st March]. The Irish SeedSavers Association, Capparoe, Scariff, Co. Clare.

A Tale Of Two Dundalks

Louth museum webcasts to Maryland students: April-June 2010

There are very few problems nature hasn’t already solved!

Biomimicry: Emulating Nature’s Genius. [Please note change of venue to the Royal College of Surgeons, 123 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2.]

Journey to the Sovereign Self

Sunday 7th November 2010 at 8pm. Hill of Tara. Meet at the gate.

Folklore and Oral Heritage Seminar

Tuam, Co. Galway, Saturday 4th December.

Mulranny Old Irish Goats

Talk by Professor Ray Parker Friday 28th Jan 2011 at 8:30pm. Mulranny Amenity Centre, Co. Mayo

Irish Seed Savers Upcoming Wokshops

Creating an Orchard, Fruit Tree Pruning, Restoring an Old Orchard

CABE Space leaders conference

in association with GreenSpace London 9th and 10 March 2011

Hands on Hedges

The Hedge Laying Association of Ireland demonstration. Saturday 19 February, Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Cultra, Co. Down.


Irish Wildlife Trust hosts Irish premiere of 'Play Again'

10th March at 6.30pm. Light House Cinema, Smithfield, Dublin

Irish Seed Savers Association

Upcoming workshops

Enabling Sustainable Behaviour: The Environment, Communities, Health & Well Being

3rd Annual Social Marketing Conference of The Centre for Innovation and Structural Change at NUI Galway. Friday 15th April.

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...

Weekend in the Woods: April 30th - May 1st, Clare

April 30th - May 1st, Bealkelly Oak Woods, Tuamgraney,

Co. Clare

Irish Seed Savers Association workshops

Organic Gardening and Raised Bed Construction

Weekend in the Woods

30 April and 1 May

Launch of 'Donegal's Farming Heritage' Booklet

Donegal County Museum., 18 May 2011

Discover Nature in the Heart of the City

ECO-UNESCO Launches ECO-Camp in Dublin

The Táin March

June 23rd-26th. Join Queen Maeve’s Army on a march from Ardee to Cooley!

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...

Marine Biology Summer School

With marine biologist Dr Sarah Varian and team in the National Sea Life Centre Bray.

ECO UNESCO Events, Training, Opportunities, Programmes

ECO-UNESCO Training Courses

ECO-UNESCO’s Youth Work and Sustainability Training27th Sep 2011, 10 am – 4 pm.

ECO-UNESCO's Introduction to Sustainable Development (FETAC Accredited Module - L5) 10 weeks:29th Sep - 15th Dec...

Planning, People and Environment Conference

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

Upcoming Winter Gardening and Craft Workshops at Irish Seed Savers

Irish Seed Savers Association, Capparoe, Scarriff, Co. Clare

ECO-UNESCO - Environmental Education Training - 7th & 8th February 2012

Tuesday & Wednesday, 7th & 8th February 2012, Dublin. This is a great opportunity for environmental educators (staff and volunteers) to be up-skilled in teaching methods and methodologies central to environmental education.

Growing Together — An all-Ireland conference on Community Supported Agriculture

The aim of this weekend conference is to introduce the concept of Community Supported Agriculture to communities and growers on the island of Ireland.

“Challenging Times: Innovations & Opportunities” - Landmark Trust Conference

Tuesday, 28th February 2012, Council Chambers of Limerick County Council.

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.


Irish Seed Savers - Workshops & Demos

Sat & Sun, March 31st/ April 1st - Co. Clare. Workshops & Demos - Vegetable plants/ Heritage Seeds/ Fruit trees/ Garden Supplies/ Information Stalls

Introduction to Conservation Plans - 1 Day Course

29th March 2012. This course is being run by the Heritage Council as part of the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland (IAI) Continuous Professional Development Programme 2012.

Invasive Species Ireland Forum 2012

3rd May, Glasnevin. The forum programme will include an update from Invasive Species Ireland and talks covering the freshwater, marine and terrestrial environments.

The Secrets of Stone: Ireland's Geoheritage - Seminar

24th March, Dublin. This seminar aims to increase public awareness of Ireland’s fascinating geoheritage and will examine the diversity of projects taking place in Ireland.

Bird Habitats in Ireland - Symposium

18th May, Dublin. This event will be of interest to all birdwatchers, ecologists, conservationists, environmental researchers and managers, consultants and decision-makers throughout Ireland.

Heritage in Tidy Towns - Seminar

24th March, Donegal. The event is aimed at existing ‘Tidy Towns’ committees as well as community groups, heritage groups, historical societies, communities and individuals interested in participating in the ‘Tidy Towns’...

Access to Historic Buildings & Places - Conference - National Disability Authority

30th May, Dublin. The National Disability Authority and the Department of Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht are hosting a one day conference on access to historic buildings and places.

Schumacher Ireland Summer School

11-15 June, Co. Down. From Crisis to Resilience: Rethinking Ireland's economic future exploring the transition to a sustainable society on the island of Ireland

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.

‘Rediscovering Medieval Ireland’ - Public Lecture

A public lecture by Robin Frame to mark the launch of a major new internet resource: CIRCLE: A Calendar of Irish Chancery Letters, c.1244–1509

Sligo 400 Years of the Borough - Conference

11th - 13th May 2012, Sligo. Celebrating 400 Years of the Borough.

National Library of Ireland - Events April 2012

Events throughout the month of April at the National Library including free entry to the Yeats exhibition and ‘Particles of the Past’ exhibition - as part of Dublin City of Science 2012.

Facilitating Resilience - Workshop

A two-day learning experience in Cloughjordan hosted by Cultivate in association with The Change Exploratory and the Cloughjordan Ecovillage.

7th Aughty Earth Day Gathering - Slógadh Eachtaí 2012

The programme for the Sliabh Aughty Gathering has been announced and includes contributions from artists, musicians and historians.

CELT Weekend in the Woods

28th & 29th April, Bealkelly Woods, Tuamgraney, Co Clare. 2-day courses in Traditional & Sustainable Skills.

Living Landscape: Maximising our Outdoor Resources - Conference

A number of national and international speakers will be sharing their expertise at a major conference, May 17th & 18th at the Clifden Station House, Connemara.

The Franciscans in Kilkenny - Symposium

Kilkenny Archaeological Society and Rothe House Trust are hosting an even all about the ‘Franciscians in Killkenny’, some great speakers, interesting material and a visit to see the St. Francis Abbey brewery.

Science and the Preservation of Cultural Heritage - Seminar

Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) is Europe’s largest general science conference, which this year will be held in Dublin.

Diversifying Your Funding Landscape - 1 Day workshop

What are the different ways to fundraise? How do I get started? Who would be interested in investing in my organisation? How would I approach them? This workshop will help you find answers to these questions and help you best...

‘Through A French Window’ - The 4th International Percy French Summer School 2012

We have an exciting and diverse programme of lectures, recitals, poems, monologues, music and paintings celebrating the life and times of the multi-talented William Percy French. The School features prominent speakers covering...

Space and Settlement in the Middle Ages 2012 Conference

Programme includes speakers from TCD, QUB, National Monuments Service, Pennsylvania State University, The Discovery Programme, St. Patrick's College Drumcondra and UCC.

Clifden - Celebrating 200 Years

Throughout 2012 Clifden will be celebrating the 200th anniversary of its founding. The community of Clifden is planning several events during the year to celebrate this important milestone in our history.

Tenth Annual Historic Houses of Ireland Conference

'The Country House and its Visitors: Past, Present and Future’

Gaelchultúr’s Irish language evening classes for adults

Gaelchultúr’s Irish language evening classes for adults will be starting the week commencing 21 May 2012 in Dublin and in Carlow. The classes will take place one night a week over 6 weeks.

Rathnadrinna Dig, Co. Tipperaray - Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers needed for an 8-week archaeological research project “Cashel’s Big Dig” at Rathnadrinna Fort, Cashel, Co. Tipperary.

Mór Chuid Cloch - Stone Conservation Seminar

24th May, Co. Monaghan. This programme of talks will examine some of the issues surrounding the conservation of our stone monuments and buildings.

Simbiosys - Integrating Biodiversity Research, Policy and Practice

June 28th, Dublin. This conference will examine sectoral impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem services, including aquaculture and wind farms; bioenergy crops and road development; and policy implications.

Clachan and Rundale: Post-Medieval Farming and Settlement

June 9th, Co. Kildare. Joint conference by the Agricultural History Society of Ireland and the Department of Sociology, National University of Ireland Maynooth, celebrating 75 years.

Ship Street Revisited

3-7 May, Drogheda. Ship Street Revisited is performed in vacant premises and the wide expanse of a street synonymous with Drogheda’s industrial past. Using the testimony of working men and women the performance weaves...

Events at the Botantic Gardens

Events inlcude exhibitions, workshops, guided walks, demonstrations and children's activities.

National Library of Ireland - May Events

Tours, events and exhibitions throughout the month of May.

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.

Wetlands Heritage Ireland - Inaugural Barry Raftery Memorial Conference

Speakers include Prof. John Feehan, Aidan O'Sullivan - Archaeologist, Conor McDermott - Archaeologist, Gerry Ryan - Bord na Mona, Paddy Egan (WHI) and Harry Hall (WHI).

Whither Archaeology?

For the third year running the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland is holding its 'Whither Archaeology?' event next Monday 14th May at 7.30pm in the Helen Roe Theatre at 63 Merrion Square.

Ireland’s BioBlitz 2012!

The National Biodiversity Data Centre is delighted to announce that President Michael D. Higgins will launch Ireland’s BioBlitz 2012 at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre on Friday 18th May at 16.45hrs.

14th Medieval Dublin Symposium Hosted by Friends of Medieval Dublin

Friends of Medieval Dublin are delighted to announce that the Symposium will take place on Saturday 19th May 2012 in the Robert Emmet Theatre (Room 2037), Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin.

Continuity in Stone: 2nd Conference - The O'Tunneys & the O’Sheas

27-29 July, Kilkenny. This conference will build on the first conference in 2010 while emphasizing the continuity of practice in Callan by focusing also on the O’Shea sculptors.

Public Lecture Series 2012 - Reading the Landscape of Co. Meath

May & June, Co. Meath. This lecture series will focus on the way in which successive phases of Irish history can be read in the Meath landscape.

Conference - 'Reflecting on a decade of War and Revolution in Ireland 1912-1923: Historians and Public History'

Universities Ireland – the network of university presidents and vice-chancellors on the island of Ireland – is sponsoring (together with The Irish Times) a major one-day conference in commemoration of a series of centenaries of...

Archaeology Summer Camp 2012!

The School of Irish Archaeology is running a Summer Camp this July for 8-12 year-olds.

Events at the National Library of Ireland - June 2012

Lots of free tours, events and exhibitions thoughout the month of June.

Community Archaeology - IAI CPD

15th June, Co. Meath. Istitute of Archaeologists of Ireland - Continious Professional Development Seminar - Booking Open.

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...

Bloomsday at Glasnevin Museum

This year to celebrate this historic date Glasnevin Museum will run a series of events Including a Joycean breakfast in the Tower cafe, a reading of Chapter six Hades by the Dublin Shakespeare Society and a Joycean tour of the...

Family Fiver Friday at Glasnevin Museum!

Every Friday - 2 Adults and 2 Children can visit Glasnevin Museum for €5 Museum and Tour included! That’s a sunny Discount of €20!

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.

CELT Agroforestry Introductory Courses – Summer 2012

Agroforestry or Forest-gardening is about increasing overall yield from an area of land by planting various different trees in a permaculture-related design so that trees and agriculture mutually benefit each other.

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?

The Swift Satire Festival

The Swift Satire Festival brings together distinguished guests from the arts, politics, media and comedy to celebrate satire!

The Photograph Albums of Charles R. Browne

Dingle Historical Society - July Lectures

Three really interesting lectures next month on Dingle Port, the founding of the GAA and the photo albums of Charles R. Browne.

Volunteers needed for Bat Survey!

Are you interested in surveying your local waterway for Daubenton’s bat on 2 nights during the month of August? If so, join us for free training events during the month of July.

Uisce agus Beatha – Water & Life: Galway Maritime Exhibition

September, Co. Galway - The Galway City Heritage Office has organised an exhibition of old photographs associated with maritime and water heritage at Galway City Museum/Musaem Cathrach.

Kids’ and Teens’ Marine Biology Summer School

A summer school with an ocean of difference!

Tours of Archaeological Dig at Heritage Council HQ to Continue!

Due to the popular demand for tours of the archaeological dig at the Robing Room here at Heritage Council HQ, we're doing more tours this Thursday & Friday! We had almost double the number of bookings expected last week...

Heritage as an Engine of Economic Growth - Workshop Waterford

The 'Heritage as an Engine' workshop series is generating an increased awareness of the opportunities for enterprise and business development based on Ireland's unique local heritage.

From Apathy to Empathy – Reconnecting People and Place

A Heritage Council supported 4-Day symposium with leading international and national experts in place-based education.

Family Day - Sat 21st July at Glasnevin Museum now only €10 per family!!!

Glasnevin Museum has reduced the price for its fantasic Family Day coming up this Saturday to €10 per family!!!!

The Blackfriary, Trim - Open Day - 22nd July

The day will be devoted to tours of the archaeological excavations, information on the findings of the current and previous seasons, and a chance to see the artefacts recovered.

Hack the City at the Science Gallery!

Sensing the City is a series of citizenship science experiments for 12-15 year olds, with a focus on biodiversity.

Events & Workshops in the National Botanic Gardens this August

If you haven't paid a visit to one of Ireland's finest national treasures, why not treat yourself this summer to a guided tour of the National Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin.

Ship Street Revisited - A spectacle of oral history & modern storytelling

Travel back to the Drogheda of the 1940s. On the banks of the Boyne sits a street that has a story to tell; a story of local people, working people, and the town they remember.

Seed Savers Open Day August 12th!

We are delighted to announce that Joy Larkcom (Author of ’Life as a Garden Writer’) and Klaus Laitenberger (author of ’Vegetables for an Irish garden’) along with Trevor Sargent (author of Trevor’s Kitchen Garden will be...

Into the Earth: The Archaeology of Darkness - Conference

27 October, Co. Sligo - This archaeological and multidisciplinary conference, hosted by I.T. Sligo, will be the first to examine this subject in a dedicated fashion and promises to be a thought-provoking and exciting event.

Gardening Seminar in Claregalway Castle

6 October, Co. Galway - Topics include winter gardening in Ireland, orchards & fruit trees, botany & Marsh’s Library, Dublin and trees for gardens.

Sculpture by Jackie Ball.

September at National Botanic Gardens

September, Glasnevin, Co. Dublin - Events include Sculpture in Context, garden tours, gardening lectures, historical talks and children's art workshops!

Irish Wildlife Rehabilitation Conference

29-30 September, Co. Meath - This is an opportunity for anyone with an interest in wildlife welfare and/or conservation to learn more about treating wildlife casualties; wildlife natural history & conservation; post release...

Pomp & Circumstance - Tales from the Tombs of St. Mary's Collegiate Church

29-30 September, Co. Cork - This year's conference centres around St. Mary's Collegiate Church, Ireland's second oldest still-used church with an unbroken line of use since 1220.

Voicing the Past: Oral History Network of Ireland - 2nd Annual Conference

28-29 September, Co. Clare - Keynote speaker Alessandro Portelli, internationally renowned oral historian, and special guest speaker Anna Bryson, Co-director of The Peace Process: Layers of Meaning project, will both be present...

Stone-Wall Workshop Galway

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

Making Christian Landscapes Conference

21-23 September, Co. Cork - Landscapes across Europe were transformed as a result of the conversion to Christianity and the development of ecclesiastical structures during the early medieval period. This conference will seek to...

Fungi Workshop with Jonathan Spazzi

15 September, Co. Carlow - This one-day course will give a general overview of fungi, the classification and characteristics of the different types found in our woods. There will be a slideshow, field trip, identification of...

Helping the Hills - Mountaineering Ireland Conference

13-14 September, Co. Wicklow - Helping the Hills is a two-day conference on the management of upland path erosion, hosted by Mountaineering Ireland.

Brickwork Pointing - Best Practice Seminar

13 September, Dublin - Speakers will include Grainne Shaffrey, Dr. Gerard Lynch, Susan Rowntree, Charles Duggan, and Contractors and Architects who have successfully carried out re-pointing of some of our brick building stock.

Jewish Community, Identity & Memory: Perspectives from Belfast

11 September, Belfast - A one-day symposium at Queen's University on Jewish identity, culture and memory.

Recent Archaeological Fieldwork in Glendalough - A Public Lecture

5 September, Co. Wicklow - Dr. Graeme Warren of UCD School of Archaeology will give a lecture on recent finds at Glendalough.

The 7th Irish Bat Conference

21-23 September, Co. Sligo - The programme includes talks on lesser horseshoe bats in Ireland, updates on Irish bat species trends, impacts of motorways, windfarm studies and streetlighting. This year's conference will be of...

2nd All Ireland Mammal Symposium

26-27 October, Dublin - AIMS2012 follows on from the highly successful AIMS2009, the two-day meeting hopes to encourage growth in positive public attitudes to our mammalian wildlife heritage.

Live Re-enactment of Padraig Pearse’s Oration at the grave of Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa

Daily until 30 September, Dublin - For a limited time, there are live re-enactments of the famous oration delivered by Padraig Pearse at Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa’s grave, everyday at 2.30pm.

Culture Night at Glasnevin Museum

21 September, Dublin - Glasnevin Museum will be open free of charge from 5pm to 9pm on Culture Night. Tours of the O'Connell crypt at 5.30pm and 6pm. The architect who designed the museum, Hugh Maguire will give a talk entitled...

Traditional Building & Conservation Skills in Action Exhibition

13th & 14th Oct, Kilkenny. The Irish Georgian Society & Kilkenny County & City Councils in association with the Office of Public Works presents an exhibition for owners of period buildings & those interested in architectural...

Measuring the Sustainability of Communities - Seminar

17th Sept 2012, DIT, Dublin. As part of World Green Building Week, BREEAM Communities Manager, Helen Pineo will look at how BREEAM Communities fits within the existing masterplanning process.

Arrow-Making Course - National Heritage Park

Over the course of two days you will make your own arrow shafts, heads and fletchings, all made from techniques spanning from the stone-age and up, including the use of primitive glues.

World Town Planning Day 2012 - OnlineConference

6/7th Nov, Online. This year the WTP Day online conference is being planned on the theme ‘Smart Communities Connect'. The conference is organised via the internet and no travel is required to attend.

Archery at the National Heritage Park, Wexford!

Archery at The Irish National Heritage Park, every Saturday during the month of September!

The Value of Wetlands: Heritage & Resource Conference

27th Sept, Waterford. The aim of this conference is to raise awareness of the value & uses of wetlands & to share the experiences gained from applying the ICW concept & the creation of compensatory wetland habitat.

Conference: Data Analysis/ Information Discovery/ Mapping Technologies

Compass Informatics clients and staff will present on a number of themes including: Enterprise Solutions, Planning & Data Analysis; Surveying & Field Mapping Options; and selected R&D updates.

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.

Archaeology Month at Dublinia - October 2012!

Come along to our specialist lecture series, examine real artefacts, join special tours with real Archaeologists, and for the younger ones, take part in Dig Workshop, treasure hunts, and the Big Outdoor Dig! All this and much...

The Heritage Council at the National Ploughing Championships!

We're back for the first time since 2008 so please come and visit us at Stand #326, Row K, Block 2... opposite the National Ploughing Association Headquarters.

CELT Weekend in the Woods

29th/ 30th Sept, Co. Clare. Choose from 17 traditional and ecological skills introductory courses with camping, catering and entertainment.

Marconi Heritage Weekend

Clifden, Co. Galway, 12th-14th Oct. The Italian inventor and entrepreneur who built his transatlantic wireless telegraphy station in Derrigimlagh will be celebrated over the course of this weekend.

After Dark at the National Heritage Park!

Come face to face with the ghosts and ghouls of Ireland’s past … and present

at the Irish National Heritage Park, Ferrycarrig.

Hugh M Fitzpatrick Lectures in Legal Bibliography

14th Nov, Dublin. Charles Lysaght, author, obituarist, barrister, will deliver the 27th Hugh M. Fitzpatrick Lecture in Legal Bibliography, ‘The Old Munster Circuit’ and other tales of the Irish Bar.

Recent Archaeological Research in the Boyne Valley

Dec 15th, Co. Meath. A Free one-day symposium presenting research from the wider Boyne area.

Dublin Civic Trust CPD Courses

24 October, Dublin - CPD Courses on Timber Decay and Damp in Historic Structures with Dr. Brian Ridout & Structural Repairs to Derelict and Ruined Structures with Ian Hume.

Ireland’s Ancient Red Deer Populations - Talk

20th Oct, Dublin. Dr Ruth Carden will give a presentation on Ireland's ancient red deer; this is the first public presentation of Ruth's extensive research (supported by the Wild Deer Association of Ireland) on Kerry's Red Deer...

Tales of Medieval Dublin 2012: Lectures

20th Nov & 11th Dec, Dublin. The annual lunchtime lecture series will explore the lives of seven different and fascinating inhabitants of Medieval Dublin.

Irish Food Patterns in the 16th & early 17th Centuries: Lecture

10th Oct, Cork. A lecture by Regina Sexton MA, Food Historian, UCC. Imagine a world of food as it was in medieval times: No restaurants, no take-aways, no street vendors or pre-prepared meals. So how did we manage?

Burren Winterage Weekend

26th-28th October 2012, Co. Clare. The Burren Winterage Weekend is a community-led event celebrating the unique farming tradition of the Burren, supported by the Heritage Council.

Archive Footage 1930-1975: St. Joseph's School for Deaf Boys

17th Nov, Dublin. Supported by the Heritage Council, this event will bring digitised footage spanning nearly half a century to a new audience.

Castles, Forts & Holy Wells: The Archaeology of Dublin 15

12th-24th Oct, Dublin. Written by Christine Baker as part of 'Communicating Fingal's Archaeological Resources' Project. Supported by the Heritage Council through the Field Monument Advisor Scheme.

Heritage Time: Making the Most of our Historic Assets - Conference

30th October 2012, Belfast. The conference seeks to highlight the opportunities presented to public bodies, community groups and private individuals by vulnerable buildings at Risk.

Plant a Tree for National Tree Day!

National Tree Day takes place on Thursday 11th October 2012. Crann would encourage everyone to plant a tree this week to celebrate!

Digging the Monto: An Archaeology of Tenement Life & the 1913 Lockout

25 Oct–10 Nov 2012, Dublin. An exhibition and residency by Dr Thomas Kador with support from the Heritage Council featuring collections from Terry Fagan and Martin Coffey.

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...

Heritage as an Engine of Economic Growth: Workshop Tullamore

9th November, Co. Offaly. The 'Heritage as an Engine' workshop series is generating an increased awareness of the opportunities for enterprise and business development based on Ireland's unique local heritage.

Ireland in a Roman World: LIARI Conference

20th-21st Oct, Dublin. The Discovery Programme is proud to announce the 1st international interdisciplinary conference that will consider how communities in Ireland engaged with the Roman world.

Wexford Naturalists' Field Club Lectures

1st Nov & 6th Dec, Wexford. Wexford Naturalists' Field Club presents two lectures entitled 'Stars - the Engines of Life & 'A Tale of Two Fisheries'.

Disaster & Recovery: Institute of Archaeologists in Ireland Conference

2nd, 3rd November, Belfast. Disaster & Recovery is the theme of this Autumn's IAI Conference.

An Evening of Remembrance in Music, Song & Story at Triskel Arts Centre, Cork

9th Nov, Cork. The Cork Branch of the WFA in partnership with Triskel Arts Centre will present an evening of remembrance in music, song and story to remember the 4,000 servicemen with Cork connections who died fighting in the...

Stopping the Rot: A Seminar on Buildings at Risk

8th Nov, Sligo. The aims of the seminar are to: highlight the issues around heritage buildings at risk; analyse the current provisions available to address heritage buildings at risk in terms of finance, policy, advice,...

Events - November at the National Library of Ireland

A great selection of events to choose from, including Kitchen Science for Kids, the Family History Roadshow & FREE multi-media exhibitions - Particles of the Past & William Butler Yeats.

Increasing the Value of Northern Ireland’s Archaeology to the Public: What can NIAF members do?

28 Nov, Co. Down. A NIAF conference provided by NIEA, Institute for Archaeologists, The National Trust & Down County Museum. This free day conference will focus on the value of archaeology in Northern Ireland to the public.

Below the Surface: Maritime Talks Series

1st Wednesday of every month, Nov 2012 - April 2013, Dublin. Enthralling stories of Ireland’s exciting, seafaring past - from 11th century Vikings & the Dublin slave trade to 17th century pirates, 18th century emigration, & 19th...

Strokestown House & Castletown House: Winter Lecture Series

Oct 2012 - April 2013. The Centre for the Study of Historic Irish Houses & Estates, in association with the OPW, presents a series of public lectures at Castletown House, Co. Kildare & Strokestown House, Co. Roscommon.

12th Ernest Shackleton Autumn School

26-29th Oct. Co. Kildare. The event will be launched by president Michael Higgins on the 26th October and features exhibitions, lectures, film screenings & field trips throughout the weekend.

20th NEMO Annual Conference

2nd-4th Nov, Dublin. Speakers from all over Europe will present their views and ideas about the future of museums, about deaccessioning strategies and about museums' work with the older people.

Eco-Unesco Events Oct-Dec 2012

Ireland’s environmental education & youth organisation have a wide range of events for all ages taking place over the next few months.

CPD Stone & Lime Seminars:

The Traditional Lime Company will host CPD seminars in Co. Carlow on 'Stone: Soiling, Conservation & Cleaning' - 19th Nov & 'Lime: Failure, Treatment & Repair' - 10th Dec 2012.

Landscapes of Resilience & Transformation: Irish Landscape Institute Conference

Nov 27th, Dublin. The conference will be launched by Lord Mayor of Dublin, Naoise Ó Muirí, & the keynote address will be given by Dr. Kongjian Yu, Doctor of Design at Harvard GSDM & Professor and Dean, College of Architecture &...

Dalkey Island Forum

24th Nov, Dublin. Organised by Dalkey Civic Trust and including presentations from a panel of leading experts, the forum will provide an overview of the unique archaeology, history and architectural features of this special and...

The Science Behind the Scenes at the Museum

Sat 17th & Sun 18th November - a weekend of events, talks and films celebrating how conservation works in the National Museum of Ireland.

From Spoon to Screen: The whys & hows of food blogging

20th Nov, Dublin. This lecture is part of a lecture series ‘The Kitchen Archive’ that focuses on how recipes and culinary skills have been communicated through the centuries in Ireland.

Picking Up the Pieces: Conference on Conservation & Planning

15th Nov, Dublin. This Irish Georgian Society conference will explore how current planning legislation & the current economic climate are affecting the sector, & aims to pinpoint not just problems but possibilities.

Sumptuous & Richly Adorned: A lecture on recent conservation projects at St Patrick’s Cathedral

John Beauchamp was appointed cathedral architect in 2002 and has been responsible for many conservation, repair and new works over the last ten years. The talk will explore the range of seen and unseen work undertaken,

Recent Archaeological Research in the Boyne Valley: Conference

15th Dec, Co. Meath. A one-day symposium presenting new research from the wider Boyne region.

Solstice: A Ritual & Cyclical Marker - Lecture

20th Dec, Co. Meath. The Inaugural 'Solstice at Slane' Lecture will be delivered by Dr Frank Prendergast, Ireland's leading authority on archaeoastronomy.

Innovation & the Humanities: Lecture

14th Dec, Dublin. This event is presented by the UCD School of History and Archives, the UCD Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Institute and Innovation, UCD.

Santa at the National Heritage Park

‘Santa at the Park’ Returns … From the 1st until the 16th of December visitors to the Irish National Heritage Park, Ferrycarrig, Wexford can visit Santa and his elves for a magical Christmas experience for our annual ‘Santa at...

8th World Alliance of Cities Against Poverty (WACAP) Forum

Feb 20th/ 21st 2013, Dublin. WACAP is a worldwide network of some 900 cities established by the United Nations Development Programme to work together to address urban challenges & crises in a collective and collaborative manner.

Ambiguous Republic: Ireland in the 1970s - Diarmiad Ferriter Lecture

In this discourse Diarmaid Ferriter will examine the key years of the 70s, when after half a century of independence, questions were being asked about the old ways of doing things.

Research Conference 2013: ‘Visual & Material Culture’

The National Museum of Ireland – Decorative Arts & History will hold a special day of talks to showcase new research on the theme of ‘Visual & Material Culture’ at Collins Barracks on Saturday 16th February 2013.

Events at the National Library: December 2012

Events include free guided-tours, temporary exhibitions and free lectures - inclulding celebrity Chef, Nevin Maguire, Dec 19th at 7pm.

Book Launch - For Their Country: The Great War Dead of Christchurch Parish Cork

Sat, 8th December, Cork. There will also be a display of artefacts from the Great War by members of the Cork Branch, Western Front Association.

Irish Landscape Institute - Talk: The National Landscape Strategy

13th Dec, Dublin. Alison Harvey, Planning Officer at the Heritage Council, will give a presentation on the National Landscape Strategy.

Conserving Your Dublin Period House: Spring 2013

The Irish Georgian Society & Dublin City Council presents a 12-week lunchtime lecture series. Lectures take place from 1pm to 2pm on Tuesdays in February, March & April 2013 at 63 Merrion Square.

Conference: Flood Protection & Heritage Conservation on Rivers & Streams

22-23 March 2013. Dresden, Germany. This international colloquium will address basic parameters and experiences from different geographic, political, economic and cultural contexts.

Wexford Naturalists' Field Club - Programme 2013

Wexford Naturalists' Field Club has just published their lectures and events programme for 2013.

The Place and Space Research Group - Training Courses

The Place and Space Research Group have just launched a exciting new training programme for 2013 and a new policy/academic journal called ‘Place and Space – the Journal of Placemaking’.

Events at the National Library - January 2013

Exhibitions, free giuded tours, talks and lectures - there's lots going on at the National Library this January!

Talk - Grace O'Malley - Ireland's Maritime Icon

9th Jan 2013, Dublin. The next presentation in the Maritime Lecture Series that is taking place aboard the Jeanie Johnston, Tall Ship and Famine Museum, berthed on Dublin's Custom House Quay.

Bush Craft & Bow-Making Courses 2013

Bush craft & bow-making skills courses at The Irish National Heritage Park, Ferrycarrig, Wexford. Adults and children's courses available.

Floor to Ceiling Talk - National Museum

19th Jan, Dublin. From Sienese wood carving designs to Oppenheimer mosaic floors, join the Museum Educator for a closer look at the beautiful features that make the Museum building unique.

Noel Moffett Lecture Series

22 Jan - 26 Feb, Dublin. The Irish Architectural Archive is currently holding an exhibition entitled Restless Pencil, to mark the centenary of the birth of the architect Noel Moffett. This Lecture Series will run in conjunction...

Emerging Research Conference - Architecture

The second annual conference of the All Ireland Architectural Research Group (AIARG) will take place in Limerick on 25th and 26th January.

THE PROJECT: Berlin Palace – Humboldtforum Foundation Exhibition

The Berlin Palace–Humboldtforum Foundation’s exhibition THE PROJECT will be hosted in Dublin betweeen Jan 18th & Feb 15th.

Vernacular Wrought Iron Gates of Co. Kilkenny - A Public Talk

16th Jan, Kilkenny. An Taisce - Kilkenny Association bring you an illustrated talk by Shem Caulfield, artist and sculptor, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny.

Limerick’s Past, Present & Future: Lecture Series

Limerick County Council has announced details of its sixth season of biennial lectures on the Built Heritage of Limerick including Medieval Limerick City, the architectural history of the University of Limerick, the Archaeology...

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.

Events January 2013 - National Museum of Ireland

Lots on at the National Museum - tours, talks, workshops and exhibitions throughout the month of January.

Dublin's Victorian & Edwardian Parks: Seminar

12th Feb, Dublin. The Irish Georgian Society and the Irish Landscape Institute have arranged an all-day seminar on Victorian and Edwardian parks aimed at the landscape professional, the passionate gardener and the local historian...

Spring at the National Library of Ireland

It’s going to be an exciting year at the National Library of Ireland as they launch their new events programme for Spring.

Managing Threats to Trees & Forests in Ireland - Seminar

5th Feb Dublin. The aim of this seminar is to bring together the various tree-related interests to review and increase understanding of the threats to our trees and forests and to provide a forum to discuss practical and...

National Museum of Ireland: Events February 2013

There's lots going on at the National Museum this February including tours, workshops, exhibitions and talks!

Seachtain na Gaeilge at Glasnevin Museum

9th/ 10th/ 16th/ 17th March, Dublin. Glasnevin Trust in celebration of Irish language week will offer tours of the cemetery in Irish. Tour will be led by Glasnevin Trust Tour Guide Paddy Gleeson.

National Library of Ireland: Events February 2013

Tours, talks, lectures and exhibitions, many of which are free and for all the family!

Castletown House Winter Lecture Series 2013

In the next lecture in this series, on the 6th Feb, Christopher Ridgway will show how historic houses in England and Ireland try to meet the challenges of the contemporary age. Following lecture on the 6th March.

Wilderness in a Modified European Landscape: Conference

14th-16th May, Co. Mayo. This conference will bring together experts, representing national and international organisations, to share information and exchange ideas on current and possible future approaches to rewilding modified...

Medieval Castles of Offaly: Study Week

For the first time, a 'Medieval Castle Study Week' will be held in Co. Offaly during the week of Monday 13th to Friday 17th May 2013.

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.

An International Forum to Address National & International Policy on Invasive Species

8th-11th April, Galway. The primary objective of the conference is to provide a forum where international scientists, policy makers and stakeholders will address designated themes with a view to informing management and policy...

Celebrate Tree Week in Powerscourt Gardens

6th March, Co. Wicklow. Join tree experts from Crann, Ireland's leading tree organisation, for an expert guided walk on the trees in Powerscourt Gardens.

Cooperating Across Boundaries: Resilience, Imagination, Vision & Information - Conference

7th Feb, Co. Down. This conference will consider what type of cooperative models we should be pursuing in the context of ongoing local government reform across the island of Ireland, continued austerity, the increasing...

Whale Watching Courses on Cape Clear

31st May-2nd June, 26th-28th July & 13th-15th September Cape Clear Island, West Cork. Looking for a weekend with a difference? Why not join the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) on a whale-watching course.

'Nature Creates Prosperity' Photography Exhibition

The exhibition runs from January 21st - 8th February 2013 at the European Commission offices, Dawson St., Dublin 2. It aims to highlight wildlife policy demands during the Irish EU Presidency.

The Genealogy Road Show Comes to Powerscourt Estate

March 2nd, Wickow. Do you think you might be related to someone famous or infamous? Could you be connected to a big event in local history? The Genealogy Roadshow is back for a second series for RTÉ Television!

The National Print Museum

Feb-July, Dublin. The first half of 2013 at the National Print Museum is packed with new and exciting events, lectures, demonstration days and workshops!

European Day of Parks

24th May 2013. My Park. My Passion. My Story: This is the 2013 motto for the European Day of Parks! This year we invite everybody who loves to be out in nature to share their story.

Guinness-On-Liffey: Multiple Scenarios for Guinness Factory Regeneration' - Talk & Exhibition

March 4th-28th, Dublin. UCD School of Architecture will be opening this new exhibition on Monday 4th March at 6pm.

‘The Norman Adventure in Leinster’ - Conference

Dublin, March 9th. Specialists in Norman History will speak about a variety of Norman influences in Leinster.


Tipperary Gathering

March 15th - 17th, Tipperary. With lots of events and activities to participate in, including the St. Patrick’s Day parade we warmly welcome the generations of Tipperary Diaspora back to Co. Tipperary.

Eurogi International Conference

March 7th & 8th - Dublin - Eurogi the European Organisation for Geographic Information, is holding a major international conference in the Convention Centre Dublin.

Hug a Tree for National Tree Week: 3rd-10th March!

National Tree Week is an annual, week-long festival celebrating all positive aspects of trees in our lives and environment. The primary aim of National Tree Week is to encourage people to plant more trees.

ECO UNESCO- UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development- Exploratory Event

5th March, Dublin: An Evening of Exploration, Celebration and Discussion on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)

Conference: ‘Irish Food Products – A Historical Perspective’

14-15 June, Kilkenny. Pre-anncounement of Summer Conference with speakers from TCD, UCD, UCC, Bristol University, QUB, Sligo IT & the Discovery Programme.

Seminar: Emerging Ideas - Post-Medieval Ireland

19th April, Cork. This day-long seminar is an opportunity for heritage practitioners & a general audience to update their knowledge on current thinking & ideas surrounding the post-medieval period in Ireland.

St. Patrick’s Festival Tour at the National Print Museum

March 15th - Dublin. A journey of discovery through the history of printing.

Beggars Bush in 1916 Walking Tour

March 24th, Dublin. Guided walking tour of Beggars Bush Barracks and its surrounds, set in the context of the area’s fascinating involvement in the week long rebellion.


Minister Leo Varadkar cycling along the Abbeyfeale to Kilmorna stretch of the Great Southern Trail on 23rd Februay 2013, when he officially opened this new stretch of the Great Southern Trail.

St. Patrick's Day Fun Cycle

March 17, Kerry - Great Southern Trail, 30km Cycle on St. Patrick's Day

Burren in Bloom Festival

May- The Burren in Bloom Festival returns this year with a series of illustrated talks and organised walks throughout the month of May.

‘Too many histories’? surveys of the past generation

May 16th Dublin - Ireland’s only illustrated history magazine celebrates its 20th birthday with a special History Ireland Hedge School.

School of Irish Archaeology Summer Camps

Dublin, July, This year SIA will be running its archaeology summer camp for two weeks again at Harold's Cross NS.

Seminar: Get Ireland Walking

28th May, Dublin- Get Ireland Walking is the new national walking initiative funded by the Irish Sports Council and the Health Service Executive (HSE).

OPW Tara Lecture Series

July- Various lecture series are running throughout the month of July at the Hill of Tara Visitor Centre.

Carlow History Festival

15th & 16th June, Carlow- Fifty leading historians and thinkers from Ireland, the UK and the USA will contribute to a dazzling array of over 30 debates, discussions, readings and interviews.

Lunchtime Lectures in association with Friends of Medieval Dublin and Dublin City Council

Lunchtime lecture series exploring seven events that impacted significantly on Medieval Dublin.



Landed Estates and Irish Society

13 & 14th June- NUI Galway- Landed Estates Conference

Robert Boyle Summer School

6th & 7th July, Waterford- Celebrating the life of Robert Boyle, one of Ireland's most prominent scientists.

Genealogy Summer School

30th June-6th July, Cork- A complete course in the latest Irish genealogy research and will be held at University College Cork.

Learning Landscape Event in the Burren

18-20 July, The Burren- Two exciting days of creative workshops, field trips and networking events.

The Forgotten State of Industry

18th & 19th October, Wicklow- This exciting two day international conference brings together an exceptional group of speakers from across Ireland, Europe and beyond.

Dublin Tenement Experience: Living the Lockout

July-August, Dublin- See inside an undisturbed tenement property and get a taste of life of the working people of Dublin.(Open July 1st until August 31st)

James Fintan Lalor Inaugral Summer School

Portlaoise, 20 & 21st September- A tribute to a significant Laois-born national figure who engaged directly with the political climate of his time fighting for land rights for oppressed Irish farming community and working classes

Wildlife Crime Conference

14/15 September-Ashbourne, Co Meath- To promote greater understanding, cooperation and communication between the law enforcement bodies, charities, NGOs and the public in general.

Wave on the walls in Derry

25 August, Derry- Take part in a giant wave to honour the 400 years since the creation of Derry City Walls.

Heritage Practice in Contested Spaces’ Seminar

23rd - 26th September, Limavady, Co Derry-

Teaching is Easy in a School Garden

5th October, Dublin- Be part of Ireland's first ever school garden conference

The Heritage of an Emigrant's Home ('Culture Night' Event)

20th September, Donegal- Come along and learn about the cultural heritage, traditional architecture and emigration from west Donegal.

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.

David Thompson, Grantee, Mr Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht, Amanda Ryan, Grants Officer, The Heritage Council, Anna Meenan, REPS Grants Officer, The Heritage Council

The National Ploughing Championships

The Heritage Council were delighted to be involved at the National Ploughing Championships in Stradbally, Co Laois last week.

Developing Sustainable Tourism Destinations

17 & 18 October, Clare- the Burren & Cliffs of Moher Geopark LIFE national conference on sustainable destination development through partnership; balancing conservation and tourism.

Meanwhile Use of Spaces and Places

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

Forging the City Seminar: The Identification, Repair & Maintenance of Historic Ironwork

14th October, Dublin- One day CPD Seminar & exhibition on historic ironwork.

Westport Study Day

11th October, Westport, Co Mayo- This is an opportunity to learn about the history, architecture, art, landscape and conservation of Westport House and town

Creating A Pop Up Exhibition or Temporary Museum in A Vacant Retail Location

3rd & 4th December, Kilkenny- The purpose of the course is teach members of the community how to conceive, design and run a temporary exhibition or town museum in an unused town centre space.

City of Dublin Winter Solstice Celebration

21st December, Dublin- In its 4th year, this grassroots community event is a unique gathering of people of all ethnicities and cultures for the ancient Celtic celebration of the darkest day of the year.

Free Training Day for Heritage Week Organisers

28th April, Dublin- In preparation for National Heritage Week 2014, event organisers are being invited to attend a free Heritage Week Event Organiser Training Day.


CELT Weekend in the Hills traditional skills training event

17 & 18th May- Galway- Traditional and Ecological Skills Training

Learn a new skill, get out into nature, eat delicious organic food and revive yourself in good company.

Brian Boru Seminar Day

Organiser: East Clare Heritage

A series of talks by historians highlighting the world of Brian Boru and East Clare. Speakers include Ken Nicholl one of the most widely respected Irish historians, author of Gaelic and Gaelicised Ireland in the Middle Ages.

Lughnasa Games

Organiser: Niamh Connor

2-4 August- A celebration of our unique Gaelic culture and heritage

Kilkee -German connection

Organiser: Kilkee Civic Trust

Lecture on the historic heritage of Kilkee - German connection

Programme 2014

Loophead Summer Hedge School

Organiser: Carmel Madigan

A module based environmental and creative leisure learning summer school encompassing outdoor explorations of the wild local habitats of rocky shore, moorland, hedgerow and indoor creativity workshops.

Food Riot in Galway

Understanding Ireland’s Great Famine Conference

27-29 June, Galway- This 3 day Famine conference will feature recent and exciting research by academics and communities which is revealing new insights and evidence

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Summer of Heritage Programme

Now in its sixth year this programme provides accsss to some of the county's best heritage sites including the Martello Towers at Seapoint and Killiney, Cabinteely House and Dún Laoghaire's Oratory of the Sacred Heart.

Heritage Week 2015

22nd-30th August 2015- There’s lots of fun in store for you during National Heritage Week with lots of events taking place nationwide.

Youghal Celebrates History: A Gathering of Friends

19th-21st September, Cork- A celebration of the History of the Quakers. Celebrate a wonderful chapter in the history of Youghal with excellent speakers and a fascinating field trip.

Practised in the Art of War: Limerick Sieges 1642-1691

3rd-5th October, Limerick- The conference, organised by the Thomond Archaeological and Historical Society will look at the four internationally-flavoured sieges that took place in Limerick during the half century between 1651 and...

Traditional Skills Weekend

13 & 14th September, Galway- CELT, in partnership with Slieve Aughty Centre, hosting Weekend in the Hills traditional skills training at introductory / intermediate level. Choose one from 17 training courses on offer.

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.

Rathmichael Historical Society Summer Lectures

18-22 August, Dublin- Rathmichael Historical Society are hosting evening summer lectures under the general theme of "The Normans in Ireland".

Galway City International Heritage Conference- 'A Millennium and a Half of Irish Literary Heritage'

24th-26th September, Galway- The fourth annual Galway City International Heritage Conference runs from Wednesday the 24th of September through Friday the 26th of September and is currently open for registration.

Sliabh Aughty Furnace Festival

20 & 21st September, Clare- a variety of attractions planned, including blacksmithing, sword fighting demonstrations and 17th century games, talks by local historians and academic speakers and guided tour of monuments.

Censored Lecture Series Programme 2014

'Censored' Free Public Lecture Series at the National Print Museum

Organiser: Gretta Halpin

4th September-4th December, Dublin ‘Censored’ is a series of eight free evening lectures, running on the first Thursday of each month, from September 2014 to August 2015.

Learning Together: Museums and Cities of Culture For All!

11-13 September, Limerick- The Hunt Museum and Limerick will welcome world leaders in community engagement, museums and heritage to provide educators, community leaders and museum professionals the opportunity to meet and discuss...

Schools & Cultural Engagement: Design, Film, Digital Media Art & Education & Schools Seminar

27th September, Dublin- The Seminar will explore ideas in design, film and digital media and is open to all primary and post-primary teachers to help integrate culture, creativity and the arts into their classwork.

HLM Project - Hot Limes Demonstrations and Update

25th November, Dublin- A series of practical demonstrations and discussion on the use of hot lime and clay mortars including the findings of the Hot Lime Mortar Project

National Print Museum 'Censored’ Lecture Series 2015

Organiser: Gretta Halpin

January-May 2015, Dublin- The ‘Censored’ public lecture series returns to the National Print Museum.

Connecting People with Places: Education Weekend in the Burren

27th Feb-1st March, 2015, Kinvara, Co Galway- Workshops and field trips for anyone that is interested in bringing heritage (natural, built or cultural) into the hearts and minds of their audiences.

Irish Geneaology Summer School

Cork 28th June-5th July This genealogy summer school offers a complete course in the latest Irish genealogy research, as one would expect from a summer school held in UCC.

Open Data Workshop

19th February in Dublin- Department of Public Expenditure and Reform are hosting an Open Data Workshop to bring together publishers and users of Open Data.

Festival of Outdoor Learning

18th-19th April, Wicklow- Environmental Education Ireland are delighted to host the debut Festival of Outdoor Learning on April 18-19th, 2015 in the stunning Wicklow Mountains!

Sugán Chair Making

Weekend in the Hills May 2015

Organiser: Jenny Cooper

9-10 May, Galway- Hosted in partnership between CELT and Slieve Aughty Centre, is a unique experience, giving students knowledge in their chosen traditional skill.

National Pilgrim Paths Day

4th April Nationwide- Easter Festival based on Ireland’s dense network of medieval pilgrim walking routes. Organised by the local communities adjacent to each of our principal penitential routes.

"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.

Conemara: Famine and Landscape

23rd-25th April, Galway- Oughterard Heritage Group in partnership with the Heritage Office, Galway County Council is hosting a conference entitled ‘Conamara: Emigration & Landscape’

Irish Towns as Shared European Heritage: Irish Historic Towns Atlas Seminar

22nd May, Dublin- This is the first in a new set of annual Irish Historic Towns Atlas (IHTA) seminars that will explore Irish towns and cities within the European context.

National Biodiversity Week

22nd May-1st June, nationwide- National Biodiversity Week is all about connecting people with nature. It’s about communicating the importance of biodiversity and motivating people to play their part in protecting it.

The Three Fates

Public Art Walking Tours

Organiser: Orla Ryan

Dublin City Centre, every Sunday at 1:00pm- Public Art Walking Tours launches for the summer.

Gallows Hill Survey Results and demonstration

Survey results of Gallows Hill

Organiser: Waterford County Museum (Chrissy Knight-O'Connor)

21st August, Waterford Kevin Barton (geophysicist) will return to Gallows Hill, Dungarvan and inform residents of the results from the survey of the mound and surrounding area.

Programme of Events

4th Annual Doolin Heritage Weekend

Organiser: Michelle Fennell

20th & 21st June, Co Clare- A weekend to celebrate the archaeology, historical traditions and heritage of Doolin.

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.

Stories Well Told- Interpreting Archaeological and Cultural Heritage Resources.

26th-28th August, Kilkenny-This workshop brings together leading experts in heritage interpretation to discuss key messages, audience engagement, interpretative media, tourism, the role of new technologies and international best...

Modern Builds Traditional Skills

25-26 July, Tipperary- A weekend of practical workshops and open discussionworkshops based around natural and traditional

mortars and their application and use in todays modern builds.

National Volunteer Management Conference

8th October, Dublin- A great opportunity to learn about best practice in volunteer management, hear some excellent speakers and network with other volunteer managers.

Developing Tourism in your Historic Town

4th November, Kilkenny- Our Irish walled Towns Network is hosting a FREE half day seminar on tourism in historic towns.