In today’s podcast we travel to Tralee – and hear how the town has been revitalised by a communal coming together to protect its past.
Every street corner, every meandering alleyway, every old shop façade tells its own story. Our streetscapes are woven into the heart of Irish life – and are a crucial part for our heritage. The Historic Towns Initiative – run by The Heritage Council in partnership with the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage – aims to protect and preserve a vital thread in Ireland’s past.
In this special podcast linked to our national holiday, we speak with Sarah Myers, a Heritage in Schools specialist and tour guide at Kilkenny’s St Canice’s Cathedral.
In today’s podcast, we speak with three third-level environmental activists. They played a central role in an ambitious campaign to eliminate the sale and use of single-use plastics on the campus of Trinity College Dublin.
This year marks the 75th anniversary of the Rural Electrification Scheme, one of the greatest social and economic developments in 20th century Ireland.
On today’s podcast, we mark the 50th anniversary of the introduction of decimalisation in Ireland and chart the long and varied story of money and coinage in Ireland.
Welcome to the Heritage Council’s first podcast of the new year. In this episode – to mark International Day of Women and Girls in Science – we’re speaking with Huge Tinney, whose mother Sheila was the first Irish woman to earn a PhD in mathematical science. She was also among the first four women admitted to the Royal Irish Academy. We also talk to Dr Eucharia Meehan, chief executive and registrar of the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies (DIAS). Dr Meehan charts the history and heritage of science in Ireland and its legacy for contemporary living. The travel back in time as reflected in this podcast highlights some remarkable change when considering times past with the present. The story of Sheila Tinney – a pioneer in her chosen field – brings us back to segments of our heritage which have evolved unimaginably over the decades
Dr Sheila Tinney, the first-ever Irish woman to earn a PhD in Mathematical Science