Heritage News and Events 2nd June

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Ursula.Harper • 3 June 2022


Heritage Week - Webinars for Organisers: The Heritage Council is organising a series of webinars to support Heritage Week organisers in 2022, including information about this year’s themes of sustainable heritage and biodiversity, key dates and tips and tricks from some guest speakers about organising in-person events and digital heritage projects.

These webinars, moderated by Susan O’Keeffe, aim to introduce National Heritage Week organisers to the themes and approaches for 2022, providing logistical information, practical advice for developing events and digital heritage projects and an opportunity to ask questions of heritage experts.

Webinar 1: An introduction to National Heritage Week 2022: Wednesday, 22nd June, 1-2 pm Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_TKqsaJg9SlGREWxgsOmadQ

Webinar 2: Organising sustainable events: Wednesday, 29th June, 1-2 pm This webinar will discuss organising events using environmentally sustainable practices. Guest speakers will share practical advice for incorporating green thinking into events based on their experiences.

Registration link: https://us02web.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_o0MFzS8rQBGCHGjU2vGFcQ


The recordings from The Handover of Dublin Castle: A Centenary Conference which took place on the 14-15 January are now available online by following the link here: https://histories-humanities.tcd.ie/research/handover/


Pre-draft Consultation on a new Heritage and Biodiversity Plan for Westmeath is open until Fri 8th July. For details and to make a submission see: https://consult.westmeathcoco.ie/en/consultation/preparation-combined-heritage-and-biodiversity-plan-westmeath-2023-2027 Submissions are also welcome via email: heritage@westmeathcoco.ie or post: The Heritage Office, Westmeath County Council, Áras an Chontae, Mullingar, Co. Westmeath. N91 FH4N.



Fri 3rd – Sun 5th June 38th Annual Goldsmith festival for details see: https://olivergoldsmithfestival.com/

Public information and consultation sessions on the preparation of a new Heritage and Biodiversity Plan are scheduled as follows:

Thurs 2nd June  - Moate Library  - 6:30pm-7:30pm

Tues 7th June - Mullingar Library - 6pm-7:30pm

Thurs 16th June - Castlepollard Library  - 6:30pm-7:30pm

Tues 21st June  - Athlone Library  - 6pm-7:30pm

Zoom meetings are scheduled as follows: Wed 15th June 7-8pm and Mon 20th June 7-8pm. If you wish to join an online meeting email heritage@westmeathcoco.ie. indicating which online meeting you wish to attend and the link will be sent to you.

Tues 7th June, 6-8pm, Connecting communities with peatlands -  Ideas Generation Workshops for Westmeath. Connecting Communities to Peatlands’ will deliver a series of two-hour online workshops to generate ideas on ways we can connect with peatlands in Ireland’s midlands. These workshops will follow a creative problem-solving process called design thinking. Design thinking is for everyone. It lays out a clear path for people to follow and encourages a positive mindset so people can learn about each other and their needs. If your community is interested in taking part, click on the link below or get in touch! Email: aoife@irishrurallink.ie. Please note that spaces are limited. Click here to register and choose the appropriate date for your county area.

Sat 25th June 10am  – 12:15pm: Butterfly identification & survey training  -  FREE Workshop led by Ecologist Alan Lauder in Castlepollard Library followed be a session on site (Coolure Demense). All welcome