Waterways Ireland have announced their Heritage in the Community Grants Scheme 2023 is now open! A fund of €20,000 has been allocated to assist community based heritage projects which compliment or fulfil the delivery of the Waterways Ireland Heritage Plan along the Barrow Navigation, Erne System, Grand Canal, Lower Bann, Royal Canal, Shannon, Shannon-Erne, and the Ulster Canal (Upper Lough Erne to Clones). Applications will be considered from communities seeking assistance for projects related to inland waterways' heritage including data collection & research, good heritage practice in managing sites, collections, objects, etc. For details see Heritage Grant 2023 - Application Guidance. The deadline for receipt of Application Form 2023 is Jan 31st 2023
The latest Decade of Centenaries Blog 'The occupation of the Irish consulate, New York, 27 December' http://bit.ly/3VGGxF6 is published courtesy of the Royal Irish Academy. It originally appeared in Ireland 1922: independence, partition, civil war (Royal Irish Academy, 2022) edited by Darragh Gannon and Fearghal McGarry.
The latest edition of 'The Walled Town Crier' the Ezine of The Irish Walled Towns Network includes a summary of the recent Irish Walled Towns Network conference in Athlone and welcomes Fore to the network – see: https://bit.ly/3FifPfb
A limited number of National Monuments Service Calendars are available – if you would like one send your name and postal address by return - be quick there are only a few copies available!
Wed 14th Dec 7:30pm, Greville Arms Hotel - Launch of 2202-3 edition of Iar Mhí - Westmeath Archaeological and Historical Society Journal.
Mon 26th Dec 7pm, Midlands Radio 103 will broadcast: Decade of Centenaries Radio documentary on the Civil War in the midlands during 1922produced by Westmeath Historian in Residence Ian Kenneally