Meeting on heritage audit of Nore

Come and explore the archaeology, wildlife and oral history of the river Nore at an information meeting to be held at Lenehan’s bar, High Street, Inistioge at 8pm on Wednesday, September 26. This unique study of the river Nore, which is commissioned by the Heritage Office of Kilkenny County Council, and co-funded by the Heritage Council is nearing completion after three years of work.

Come and explore the archaeology, wildlife and oral history of the river Nore at an information meeting to be held at Lenehan’s bar, High Street, Inistioge at 8pm on Wednesday, September 26. This unique study of the river Nore, which is commissioned by the Heritage Office of Kilkenny County Council, and co-funded by the Heritage Council is nearing completion after three years of work.

So far, the project has documented and mapped over a thousand archaeological sites (750 of which were previously unknown) along the 66 kilometre of river in Kilkenny, as well as a myriad of different habitats, flora and fauna and an enormous amount of new information on oral history and river names. The team undertaking the study (Kilkenny Archaeology and Blackthorn Ecology) would like now to hear from anyone with information on any aspect of the heritage of the section of river between Ossory bridge outside Kilkenny city and the meeting of the Nore with the Barrow to the north of New Ross. If you can’t make it along but would like to contribute information, please contact Cóilín Ó Drisceoil, Kilkenny Archaeology, 12 Parliament Street, Kilkenny, coilin@kilkennyarchaeology.ie or phone 086 8392148