Bog Standard’, a short environmental animation from the Pure Wicked Training Programme, won Best Film in the Under 18’s Category at the Blackrock Animation Film Festival on Saturday night (12th October).
At a briefing day today for members of the Oireachtas, the Heritage Council will outline the impact of deep budget cuts on the heritage sector and made a call for increased state investment in heritage.
Enter the Art Competition for primary and post-primary schools students to win a place in the chamber at the 2013 winter solstice at Newgrange on December 21st.
Get involved and promote Heritage Week in your County by becoming a County Ambassador.
Architects and Architecture Graduates wanted for the Irish Architecture Foundation's "Architects in Schools Initiative"
The IMA are seeking papers in the Education & Outreach area for their Education & Outreach Forum which takes place in July.
The 100 objects app and e-book is a free gift from the government and is available now until 31st March. It is a beautiful and valuable resource.
The Joint Heritage European Programme (JHEP) has launched a Joint Research Call for Cultural Heritage Research. The Heritage Council, in partnership with the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, has allocated €100,000...
At the launch, Michael Starrett, Chief Executive at the Heritage Council stated that the objective of the scheme is to facilitate and empower local communities to reach their potential through support and capacity building.
We've been busy pinning lots of lovely stuff to our boards on Pinterest. Great images from Architecture, Archaeology, Antiquities and more!
The Heritage Council wins Outstanding Leadership Award at the Industrial Heritage Association Awards.
We’re already very excited about National Heritage Week 2013! Building on the momentum of The Gathering, we’ve just developed a great new brochure about the week, which is aimed at the over-seas tourist market.
The Heritage Council is taking over the administration of the Heritage in Schools Scheme in-house from February 2013. Teachers will be able to book Heritage Specialists for a school visit online at www.heritageinschools.ie from...
Over the past weekend many of us were saddened to learn of the death of Dr Billy Colfer. Billy was a member of the Heritage Council from 2005 – 2010.
A great new website has been set up at www.podcasts.ie which delivers high-quality, free audio content from Irish writers of poetry, prose and song as well as radio documentaries and story telling about Irish culture, heritage...
The Heritage Council now has a profile page on LinkedIn. We'll be posting industry-related news, events and opportuities on the page, making it easier for you to share updates with your network.
This report presents the findings of the Co. Louth Visitor Survey 2012 conducted between June and August 2012. By far the most popular reason for visiting the county was to visit Heritage Sites at 18%.
This winter, BirdWatch Ireland has seen an increase in reports of birds suffering from Trichomoniasis, with Greenfinches being the hardest hit. BirdWatch have some advice on how to prevent the spread of the disease.
The competition invited amateur photographers, of all ages, to go out and try to 'capture' and explain their ‘moment’ in the wonderful diversity of the Irish countryside.
Ireland Reaching Out, the National “Reverse” Genealogy Programme launched by An Taoiseach, Enda Kenny TD in 2012 held a training and information day for its newly appointed regional 'animators' to drive the programme forward for...
This is a 9 month internship under the Jobbridge scheme. The intern will work in the Cathedral's Education Department, whose primary purpose is to encourage learning in and about Saint Patricks.
The Fulbright Commission of Ireland is seeking expressions of interest from Irish institutions to bring a Fulbright Specialist to their institution for two to six weeks.
The Heritage Council, in partnership with the Dept. of Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht, has allocated €100,000 towards this call for cultural heritage research projects.
CD released by Kilkenny artists feauturing best-loved lullabies and sonnets put to music.
A beautiful new website has been set up by the Wicklow Heritage Forum. Set up as an online community heritage archive, the site will store and showcase Wicklow's rich natural, built and cultural heritage. This is an open access...
The 2nd Heritage Forum of Central Europe will be running a conference on The Limits of Heritage on 12-14 June 2013 in Krakow, Poland. Researchers, professionals and postgraduate students are invited to submit abstracts of up to...
Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, has today proposed six new marine sites for designation as Special Areas of Conservation (SACs) to protect marine habitats and species listed on the 1992 EU...
The Atlas seeks to achieve a greater understanding of the Famine, and includes contributions from over 60 scholars from the arts, folklore, geography, history, archaeology, Irish and English languages and literatures.
CHARISMA is calling for applications for transnational access to top museum and research facilities under the projects ARCHLAB, FIXLAB and MOLAB.
National Library of Ireland and the RDS Library bring their shared histories to life with the launch of an exciting online exhibition for Library Ireland Week.
The key objective of the Fund is to provide support to local & community Gathering event organisers and activities/ projects which will drive international visitors to each county/ city in the Rep. of Ireland. The Fund is being...
The Heritage Council is extremely concerned by the discovery of Ash Die Back Disease - 'Chalara fraxinea' in Ireland and welcomes efforts made to minimise the risk of further imports of infected ash products by the Dept. of...
Advantage Austria Dublin invites RIAI members to take part in a 3-day fact finding trip to Innsbruck & Vienna, from 26 to 28 Nov 2012, supported by go-international, an export promoting initiative by the Federal Ministry of...
The websites highlight national monuments & heritage buildings that are open to the public but are not so well known. They are also intended to encourage tourists to visit locations that might not otherwise be on their...
Liam Mannix, who runs the Heritage Council's Irish Walled Towns Network was recently on Winning Streak to talk about the unique Norman settlement of Rindoon in Co. Roscommon.
Invasive Species Ireland are gathering information on projects around the country which are tackling invasive species. If you are currently undertaking a project, or have already completed one, the Heritage Council encourages you...
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Did you know ... that Dublin algebra helped to land a man on the Moon?! That an Irish physicist shared the Nobel Prize for splitting the atom? These are just some of the many Irish inventions and discoveries featured in two, new...
The deadline is 14th November 2012 for applications for Student Awards, Fulbright Scholar & Professional Awards and Fulbright Foreign Language Teaching Assistantship (FLTA) Awards.
The theme for the November issue of the Heritage Council's ezine is ‘Heritage & Health’. The issue will include articles by Professor Kevin Leyden, NUIG; Dr Helen Chatterjee, University College London; Anna Maria Palacios, COHAB...
Congratulations ALEX KEARNS from Finglas - Adult Group; DEARBHAILE O'BOYLE aged 13 from Belfast - Youth Group and KATIE FEENEY aged 11 from Co. Galway for the Junior Group!!!
We bring you lots on interesting updates, pics and opportunities through our Facebook page www.facebook.com/theheritagecouncil visit us now and have a browse around!
The Dublinia Heritage Course is a Fetac Level 5 Major award in Cultural and Heritage studies. Operating from Dublinia it is a combined training and work experience course which is eleven months in duration and has 24 places...
The trip will take place between Nov. 6th–16th 2012 in Boston, Massachusetts & Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Up to 10 relevant policy makers, artistic directors, educators, financiers, & community art organisers from Ireland & N. Ireland...
The UNESCO-Aschberg Bursaries for Artists Programme has the pleasure to announce the 2013 call for applications. The Programme promotes the mobility of young artists through art residencies abroad. This call is open to creative...
BirdWatch Ireland surveys have shown that the breeding population of one of our nation’s most iconic birds, the Eurasian Curlew, has declined severely in recent years: there are now probably fewer than 200 nesting pairs left in...
The European Environment Agency (EEA) is excited to announce its new photo story competition ImaginAIR, giving you a chance to show the impact of air in your part of Europe.
The new National Community-led Village Design Statement (VDS) ‘Toolkit’ will also be launched on the day and will provide the basis of the workshop.
Open House Dublin 2012 is looking for volunteers to help at this year’s event, 5th–7th October.
International Scientific Colloquium to take place in Dresden, Germany on 22-23 March 2013.
Besides the rain, what do the largest and smallest land mammals have in common this summer in Ireland?
National Inventory of the Wetland Resources of Ireland, Birdwatch Ireland, with the Irish Ramsar Wetlands Committee and support from EPA STRIVE funding, has developed a short survey to capture key details of wetland studies...
The Heritage Council ‘County Ambassador Volunteer Programme’ seeks to recruit volunteers in every county.
Over 376 mid-west parish communities throughout the Shannon region are being targeted to take part in an innovative programme to identify and reunite their local parish diaspora abroad.
This programme offers researchers the opportunity to complete a Masters or PhD degree in UCD while employed by a private company or public organisation based in the Republic of Ireland.
There are over 1,400 events registered to date, the majority of which are FREE! ... Explore Athlone Masonic Hall, take an Indian dance workshop, walk through hurling history or celebrate the 842nd Anniversary of Strongbow’s...
If you're out and about and spot something of interest ... log on to the site and have it recorded!
St Patrick’s Cathedral recently launched a new scheme called 'Passport to Family Learning' which allows FREE entry to a number of heritage sites around Dublin this summer.
The Chester Beatty Library is now accepting applications for the 2012/13 Conservation Internship,
The fox fence at Annagh Marsh which was supported by the Heritage Council and Fiontar Chomhraic Teo is proving a great success!
The June issue of the online resource - Irish Environment has just been published with a new design which includes a search function, Blog, Twitter and Facebook.
A picture tells a thousand words ... and can reveal telling details about our archaeological heritage and the process of investigating and recording it.
Two new Roscommon Biodiversity Publications launched during National Biodiversity Week.
This year the Heritage Council is focusing on promoting Ireland's wonderful built heritage and are encouraging owners of historic properties to open their doors as part of the celebrations.
The closing date for the 2012/13 Academic Year is 15th June 2012. This course is a unique Level 9 programme which aims to provide graduates and professionals with management training in the area of cultural administration.
The Heritage Award seeks to promote a greater awareness of the value of our heritage to our quality of life and to sustainable economic development.
The Centre reopens from the 1st April 2012 and will be open 7 days per week until 30th September 2012.
If you didn't make it to the conference last week, video clips of each speaker's presentation are available to view along with PDFs of each speaker's Powerpoint presentation.
The conference highlighted the need for local community involvement in heritage presentation and interpretation.
National Heritage Week 2012 takes place nationwide from the 18th – 26th August and event registration will commence mid-April so now is the time to plan what it is you’d like to do to take part in the week.
The Country Life Museum and the Linenhall Arts Centre are asking people to share their memories of May Day celebrations.
www.irishphotoarchive.ie has been built from an archive of over 2.6 million images dating from 1952. Many significant characters visited Ireland over the years and those, along with images of day-to-day Irish life, make the...
The OPW has today launched a nationwide advertising campaign seeking expressions of interest from local heritage/ community groups who may be interested in becoming a partner with the OPW.
This special day offers an opportunity to celebrate local heritage all over the world! Why not get involved ... there's any number of things you could do to celebrate World Heritage Day 2012 ...
This presentation contains useful facts and figures on the contribution of the work of the Heritage Council to the development of sustainable jobs, tourism and education in communities throughout Ireland.
getthere.ie is a transport website providing public and private bus and rail information for Ireland, North and South.
The award for Best Interactive Event and Best Overall Event went to the Tyrrellspass Festival Committee for their Tyrrellspass Festival.
The Alfred Toepfer Natural Heritage Scholarships 2012 are now open for applications! The award provides three young European conservationists with €3,000 to undertake a study visit to one or more protected areas in European...
'My Landscape - People & Places' design project binging together Skryne National School, Glasshaus Studio, and Meath County Council.
Something in the human psyche makes people enjoy being in historic environments.
Patrick McAfee of the Building Limes Forum Ireland (BLFI) in conjunction with Drimnagh Castle, Dublin ran a Heritage Week event over the course of three mornings in August called ‘An Arch Never Sleeps’.
The Heritage in Schools website has been updated during the summer months with lots of useful resources and activity ideas.
The National Biodiversity Data Centre has just published an informative video with lots of interesting facts and figures on Ireland's wildlife and biodiversity.
New exhibition of stained galss at the Heritage Council.
Every week in the spring and summer Enable Ireland brings a group of adults with developmental disabilities to Seed Savers for horticultural therapy.
Heritage Council reminds us of importance of children experiencing the outdoors, with launch of new online heritage resource for teachers & schools at www.heritageinschools.ie
National organisation forms to support the practice and preservation of oral history.
Waterford Institute of Technology
RTÉ 2 Every Day at 5.00p.m. from Monday 20th - Friday 24th September
Fota Learning Zone creates a unique curriculum-linked experience for Transition Year and Leaving Certificate Students.
Louth museum webcasts to Maryland students: April-June 2010
City Hall, Belfast on Saturday March 20th, 2010
Consultation with teachers
Irish Heritage Council Funding announced.
The joint Heritage Council and INTO Heritage Education Award was presented to Paddy Madden at the INTO Office in Parnell Square in November 2009.
The Heritage Council is inviting 4th, 5th and 6th year students to design a poster for National Heritage Week. The winning poster will be used in the National Heritage Week 2010 communications campaign which involves national and...
The First Irish Global Musicians - Seven Pioneers of the 19th Century
The new Irish Seed Savers Association website provides a wealth of information on cultivating heritage fruit and vegetables, preserving biodiversity, site visits and workshops.
"Getting children back to the great outdoors". This article explores the nature deficit that our current generation of children are experiencing and the impact it is having on their lives.
As the 2009 celebrations to mark Kilkenny’s 400 year old City status begin to draw near, one group that is playing its part is Kilkenny Education Centre.