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Ursula.Harper • 16 August 2022


Heritage Week 13th – 21st August 2022 is well underway. There’s lots on from film screenings to childrens’ workshops to nature walks and history talks …and everything in between. What’s more most events are Free! Copies of the Printed Guide to Heritage Week Events in Westmeath are available from your local Library. Or you can view the online event guide heritageweek.ie. You can like the my events trail feature, which you can use to highlight events happening in your location. Click the heart to mark the events you wish to add to your trail. You can then email it, print it or share it online. (Here’s one I made earlier… https://www.heritageweek.ie/event-listings?q=&where%5B%5D=westmeath#listings )


Ian Kenneally has taken up post as Westmeath County Council Decade of Centenaries Historian in Residence. Ian’s residency runs from August to November. He has already published two blogs, which you can read here: http://www.westmeathcoco.ie/en/ourservices/planning/conservationheritage/decadeofcentenariesblog/

Reminder: Westmeath Community Development on behalf of Westmeath Local Community Development Committee invites Expressions of Interest from potential applicants for projects that meet with the aims and priorities of the Themes and sub-themes of the LEADER Transitional Programme. Projects/initiatives may include but are not limited to the following; Development of Community gardens and orchards, Tidy towns initiatives aimed at enhancing land and water-based biodiversity Initiatives aimed at promoting biodiversity & its importance. Please contact a member of the LEADER Team in Westmeath Community Development to discuss your idea or to request an Expression of Interest Form: Theresa Geoghegan tgeoghegan@westcd.ie; Peter Ormond pormond@westcd.ie; Anna Duffy asduffy@westcd.ie Closing Date for receipt of Expressions of Interest is 31st August 2022. Eligible expressions of interest will be invited to complete a Full Application for LEADER Funding.