Non-Kilkenny appointees to Heritage Council board

Six people have been appointed to the board of The Heritage Council, whose headquarters is located in Kilkenny city, but none of them is from Kilkenny.

Six people have been appointed to the board of The Heritage Council, whose headquarters is located in Kilkenny city, but none of them is from Kilkenny.

The appointments made last week by Arts and Heritage Minister Jimmy Deenihan include Dr Ciara Breathnach, who lectures in History at the University of Limerick and has published on Irish socio-economic and cultural history in the 19th and 20th centuries; Ted Creedon, a journalist and broadcaster who served as a member of the Heritage Council from 2005-2010 and who has been involved in the promotion of heritage at local, county and national level in a professional and a voluntary capacity for over 35 years; Catherine Heaney, founder and managing director of DHR Communications, a public relations consultancy with an emphasis on working with organisations seeking to bring about positive change in society; Fidelma Mullane, who trained as a planner at the University of Paris, where she was also awarded a doctorate for her research on Irish traditional building practices, and who works on heritage research and conservation projects; Michael Parsons, president of Laois Heritage Society; and Kieran O’Conor, a lecturer in medieval archaeology at NUI Galway.