Heritage News and Events 13th March

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andrew.slevin • 13 March 2023


The All-Ireland Heritage Skills Programme is a 12-month course, which provides practical experience and training in a broad range of diverse heritage building skills across the island of Ireland. Participants will also undertake a NVQ3 Diploma in Heritage Skills, assessed through HED’s Heritage Skills Centre in Moira, Co Down. This year, eight bursaries are available for people already working or studying in heritage skills and the construction sector – in particular stonemasonry, carpentry, joinery, bricklaying, blacksmithing, plastering, thatching, roofing, tiling, painting, and decorating – and who would like to raise their skills to the next level. The successful applicants will get the opportunity to hone their skills at a Summer School in Dumfries House Estate in Scotland, Winter School in Kilkenny, and industry placements across the island of Ireland. Further details: Craftspeople encouraged to carve out a career in built heritage | The Heritage Council and https://princes-foundation.org/education/all-ireland-programme


Applications invited for Historian/s in Residence: as part of the Westmeath County Council Decade of Centenaries Programme, applications are invited for the Historian in Residence Grant Scheme 2023. The Residency is supported by Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sports and Media. Two Residencies will run in 2023, each for 4 months. Deadline for applications is Wed 29th March 12noon For full details see:  https://westmeathculture.ie/news/call-out-for-historians-in-residence-2023/


The Royal Irish Academy Decade of Centenaries Bursary scheme. This scheme aims to encourage new local research and local history studies (local, national and regional) as a means of recognising the significant contribution of local historians in furthering fields of study relating to the struggle for independence and the civil war period within their communities and is open until 5th April.

For further details see here.


The Nowlan Digitisation Scheme scheme was set up thanks to a bequest from the late Prof. Kevin Nowlan and aims to expand the range of digitised historical sources available through open and free access to researchers, for private study or education purposes and is open until 12th April. For further details see here.


R.J. Hunter Research bursary scheme, which is kindly supported by Laura Houghton Hunter provides funding for research on aspects of Ulster History during the period 1500-1800, and is open until 13th April. Further details are available here.



Tues 21st March 7:30pm Webinar Build Your Bog Knowledge – organised by Connecting Communities with Peatlands - learn everything you need to know about citizen science-led recording at our next Build Your Bog Knowledge webinar with Oisín Duffy from National Biodiversity Data Centre Register: https://www.eventbrite.ie/.../build-your-bog-knowledge...


Wed 22nd March, 8pm in the Greville Arms, Mullingar Westmeath Archaeological and Historical Society an illustrated talk entitled ‘Gold and silver hoards discovered in the County’s lakes, islands and peatlands’ will be delivered by Michael Kenny retired curator of the National Museum of Ireland