Let’s get Gathering

Plans for Gathering events in Kilkenny are well under way, with dozens of individuals and communities preparing for a dynamic calendar of events throughout 2013.

Plans for Gathering events in Kilkenny are well under way, with dozens of individuals and communities preparing for a dynamic calendar of events throughout 2013.

Freshford are ‘Conquering the century’, Tullahought is organising a school reunion, Castlecomer is ‘Digging Deep’ with plans to explore the rich mining heritage, the ‘Walls Clan’ are gathering from far and wide to explore their heritage and the Mullens are on their way. Let’s not forget the genealogical conference in Kilkenny, commonage Architectural Summer Gathering and rich calendar of Arts and artisan festivals that will host gatherings throughout the year. And that’s just a taste of what’s in store. The gathering is about you and your community highlighting what is great about Kilkenny and your own area.

Registering an event takes only a few minutes at www.thegatheringireland.com and funding is still available for events which are planning to bring ten or more visitors from overseas to Kilkenny. The deadline for community funding applications is rapidly approaching however, as all applications must be received no later than November 30th 2012 so now is the time to get tour form in! Full details are on www.kilkennycoco.ieththth