Heritage News and Events 29th August

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Ursula.Harper • 30 August 2022

Heritage Week Talks now available on line: many of the Heritage Week talks were recorded and the following are now available on line – with the others to follow soon.

The preparation of a Conservation Management Plan for Belvedere House, Gardens and Park - a Heritage Week Talk by Conservation Architect Fergal McNamara, who is leading the project, watch it back at this link https://youtu.be/TO0WX66yXXw The preparation of the Conservation Management Plan (CMP) is being funded by The Heritage Council as an action of the County Heritage Plan with support from Westmeath County Council.

The Birds of Lough Ree and Mid-Shannon Callows a Heritage Week Talk by National Parks and Wildlife Service (NPWS) Warden Owen Murphy: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rk0bnFVvny4

Westmeath Field Names Recording Project a Heritage Week Talk by Dr Aengus Finnegan the project coordinator: https://youtu.be/vpLuKuwqKuk

Audit of Oral Heritage Recordings a Heritage Week Talk by Dr Tomas MacConmara: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wuCluujPVSE

Athlone Canal Heritage Committee Heritage Week event on Athlone Canal Poetry is available on their facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/148250409210323/posts/pfbid02tui6TwKhwgaBgZrpimJt8MCQuzQZkA2zBzND6FNdwNd8M9r78G7niCDgbd8ASsrkl/ 


The National Biodiversity Data Centre have launched Ireland’s Biodiversity Learning Platform which hosts online courses to support learning on Ireland’s biodiversity. The long term goal of Ireland’s Biodiversity Learning Platform is to increase the amount biodiversity learning material for both members of the public and professionals.


All Ireland Pollinator Plan Guide to collecting wildflower seeds; learn how to safely source, harvest and use native, local wildflower seed: https://pollinators.ie/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/How-to-guide-Seeds-2018-WEB.pdf


Seed Scholars are inviting you to join an illustrated series of stories and seed saving activity plans in English and Irish that follow seeds' trails in Ireland. The project will be available for free download by mid-October. Perfect for home or school, for young people age 6-12. To receive it straight to your inbox, register your interest here: https://forms.gle/CdtUsUQR2PpXX2ue6


The latest blog by Decade of Centenaries Historian in Residence Ian Kenneally 'Tragedy and Shame: the death of Michael Collins' explores the reactions of people in Westmeath to an event that stands as a singular moment in modern Irish history. https://www.westmeathcoco.ie/.../tragedyandshamethedeatho...




Wed 31st August at 10am in Executive Lounge, County Buildings, Mullingar - Westmeath Field Names Recording Project – if you have knowledge of field names and other minor place names in and around Mullingar you are invited to attend and share these names with the project coordinator.


Fri 2nd September from 9.30 -10.30am Signpost Webinar Series – Hedgerows The National Rural Network and partners will host a Signpost Webinar titled Hedgerows & Hedgerow Networks Biodiversity, which looks at the science and advice underpinning Farm Sustainability in Ireland. Free event but registration is required. To register click on the link SeptemberSignpost2022

The Connecting Communities with Peatlands project is collaborating with Our Irish Heritage to encourage people to ‘Know Your Bog’ using an online interactive map that is part of the Know Your 5K initiative to support communities to record bog stories, history, culture, and biodiversity. A number of FREE workshops are scheduled to show people how to map their bog. For information on workshop locations and dates contact aoife@irishrurallink.ie


Save the date Mon 24th Oct - conference on the National Heritage Plan Heritage Ireland 2030 for details see https://www.gov.ie/en/publication/778b8-heritage-ireland-2030/