Kilkenny Heritage Week - What’s on

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Over 70 events will run throughout Kilkenny during Heritage week, starting this Saturday, August 23 and you can check out all the listings and contacts here.

Over 70 events will run throughout Kilkenny during Heritage week, starting this Saturday, August 23 and you can check out all the listings and contacts here.

National Heritage Week 2014

23rd – 31st August

Hill Walk - Brandon Hill Archaeological Field Monuments Tour

Hill walk to visit some of the Brandon Hill suite of archaeological field monuments.

Venue: Kilkenny Omniplex Cinema

Cost: Free

Organiser: Tyndall Mountain Club

Email: tyndallmountainclub@gmail.com

Telephone: 056 7761044

Website: http://www.tyndallmountainclub.com/ ; tyndallmountainclub.blogspot.com

Booking Required: No

Dates: 31st August 10:30 AM to 16:30 PM

Kilkenny Pop-Up Museum

Chat to experts, enjoy the 10 minute medieval plays, see local animators draw our artefacts in

unusual ways, enjoy experimental archaeology & the Big Dig...all as you munch on a medieval pie!

Join

Venue: The Castle Parade

Cost: Free

Organiser: Kilkenny Archaeology

Email: myteehan@gmail.com

Telephone: 086 8257450

Website: www.kilkennyarchaeology.ie

Booking Required: No

Dates: 28th August 10:00 AM to 17:00 PM

Walking Tour of St. Mary’s Church and Graveyard

Cóilín Ó Drisceoil will lead this tour of the church and graveyard which contains a nationally

significant collection of medieval and renaissance burial monuments.

Venue: Town Hall forecourt, High St., Kilkenny

Cost: Free

Organiser: Kilkenny County Council

Email: evelyn.graham@kilkennycoco.ie

Telephone: 056 7794028

Booking Required: Yes

Dates: 25th August 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Opening of Quern Stone Sculptures

The opening of the Quern Stone Sculptures is followed by a lecture from Dr. Barry O’Reilly. The

lecture will be on Domestic Milling in Ireland.

Venue: Tullahought Community Center

Cost: Free

Organiser: Mary Egan

Telephone: 051 648070

Booking Required: No

Dates: 30th August 20:00 PM to 21:30 PM

Open Day at KAS Library in Rothe House & Garden

Come and see the large and impressive selection of books, records and papers relating to Kilkenny’s

past in the beautiful setting of Rothe House.

Venue: Rothe House & Garden

Cost: Free

Organiser: Kilkenny Archaeological Society

Email: atkilkenny@gmail.com

Telephone: 056 7722893

Website: www.rothehouse.com

Booking Required: No

Dates: 31st August 14:00 PM to 18:00 PM

A Picture Tells a Thousand Words

Intergenerational project exploring the past. Primary school pupils were asked to chat with their

elders, to find an interesting photograph, and to describe what is happening.

Venue: Castlecomer Library

Cost: Free

Organiser: Mary Morrissey

Email: castlecomer@kilkennylibrary.ie

Telephone: 056 4440561

Website: www.kilkennylibrary.ie

Booking Required: No

Dates: 26th August 10:00 AM to 20:00 PM , 27th August 10:00 AM to 17:00 PM , 28th August 10:00

AM to 17:00 PM , 29th August 10:00 AM to 13:00 PM , 30th August 10:00 AM to 13:30 PM

Object Conservation Leaflet

Design & Crafts Council of Ireland are delighted to offer a free object conservation leaflet to all our

visitors designed to support good conservation practice for objects in the home environment.

Venue: National Craft Gallery

3Cost: Free

Organiser: Design & Crafts Council of Ireland

Email: events@nationalcraftgallery.ie

Telephone: 056 7796151

Website: www.nationalcraftgallery.ie

Booking Required: No

Dates: 23rd August 10:00 AM to 17:30 PM

Mini Beasts Hunt

Be a nature detective for a day and join our wildlife experts in a hunt for insects amongst the trees

and gardens in Woodstock. Learn also about foraging for wild food and identifying edible plants.

Venue: Woodstock Gardens

Cost: Free

Organiser: Kilkenny County Council

Email: woodstock@kilkennycoco.ie

Telephone: 056 7794373 or 056 7794366

Website: www.woodstock.ie

Booking Required: Yes

Dates: 30th August 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM , 30th August 14:00 PM to 15:30 PM

Music, Motion & Magic with Mini Musos

Musical workshop for children with special health and development needs aged 4 to 7. Come and

join Karen on a fun musical journey.

Venue: Kilkenny Castle

Cost: Free

Organiser: Kilkenny Castle OPW

Email: kilkennyguides@opw.ie

Telephone: 056 7704105

Website: www.kilkennycastle.ie

Booking Required: Yes

Dates: 23rd August 10:30 AM to 11:15 AM

Sow & Grow

Hands on gardening for children. Get your hands dirty and bring home the fruits of your labour!

Venue: Jerpoint Abbey

Cost: Free

Organiser: The Office of Public Works

Telephone: 056 7724623

Booking Required: No

Dates: 26th August 10:00 AM to 16:00 PM

‘Circle In The Square’ - Children’s Art Workshop

Butler Gallery invites children aged 5-12 years to explore explosive colour, playful pattern and

fascinating form at Marilyn Lerner’s exhibition “Circle In The Square’.

Venue: Butler Gallery, Kilkenny Castle

Cost Child: €5.00

Organiser: Butler Gallery

Email: pauline@butlergallery.com

Telephone: 056 7761106

Website: www.butlergallery.com

Booking Required: Yes

Dates: 23rd August 11:00 AM to 12:30 PM

Children’s Workshop

A creative workshop with a nature theme for children involving arts and crafts, fun and games.

Venue: Rothe House andGarden

Cost Adult: -

Cost Child: €8

Organiser: Rothe House and Garden

Email: reception@rothehouse.com

Telephone: 056 7722893

Website: www.rothehouse.com

Booking Required: Yes

Dates: 29th August 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Medieval Kilkenny: Sand Pit Excavation

The theme this year is exploring the medieval history of Kilkenny through archaeological excavation

in a fun and friendly manner.

Venue: Rothe House & Garden

Cost: Free

Organiser: Dig it Kids

Email: enquiries@digitkids.ie

Telephone: 01 2968190

Booking Required: Yes

Dates: 26th August 11:00 AM to 13:00 PM , 26th August 14:00 PM to 16:00 PM

Mike Williams Shield Tournament

Hurling and Camogie under age blitz for Mike Williams Shield.

Venue: Tullahought Sportsfield

Cost: Free

Organiser: Seamus Power

Booking Required: No

Dates: 31st August 11:00 AM to 13:00 PM

Night of Traditional Music and Song

Traditional music and song in traditional pubs. Saturday and Sunday will be held in Powers Pub,

Tulllahought and Sunday will also be held in Delaney’s, Bawnreigh. Come join in the fun.

Venue: Powers Pub and Delaneys Pub

Cost: Free

Organiser: Mary Egan

Booking Required: No

Dates: 30th August 22:00 PM to 23:45 PM , 31st August 22:00 PM to 23:45 PM

Kilmacoliver Loop Walk

Starting at Tullahought Community Center. The walk is 5km through country roadss, grassland and

woodland with views adjoining counties. Part of Failte Ireland and Trails Kilkenny walks.

Venue: Tullahought Community Center

Cost: Free

Organiser: Mary Egan

Email: eganmary2@gmail.com

Telephone: 051 648070

Booking Required: No

Dates: 31st August 14:00 PM to 16:00 PM

Project Wild Thing

Project Wild Thing is a film led movement to get more children and their families outside and

reconnecting with nature.

Venue: Heritage Council Office, Aras an hOidhreachta, Church Lane, Kilkenny

Cost: Free

Organiser: Gretta Murphy/ Kilkenny County Childcare Committee

Email: kkccc@eircom.net

Telephone: 056 7752865

Booking Required: Yes

Dates: 27th August 19:00 PM to 21:00 PM

Research Your Family Tree

Research your family tree using RootsIreland website.This extensive database holds church

records,census,land and ship passenger lists. 20 minute one on one sessions available but must be

prebooked.

Venue: City Library

Cost: Free

Organiser: Aisling Kelly, Kilkenny County Library

Email: citylibrary@kilkennylibrary.ie

Telephone: 056 779 4174

Website: www.kilkennylibrary.ie

Booking Required: Yes

Dates: 26th August 10:00 AM to 12:40 PM

Guided Tour with the Butler of the House

Let the Butler of Kilkenny Castle guide you through this beautiful Victorian Home and experience

castle life in the Victorian age.

Venue: Kilkenny Castle

Cost: Free

Organiser: Kilkenny Castle OPW

Email: john.burke@opw.ie

Telephone: 0567704106

Website: www.kilkennycastle.ie

Booking Required: Yes

Dates: 25th August 14:00 PM to 15:00 PM , 27th August 14:00 PM to 15:00 PM

Victorian Photography & The Butler Family

Lori Comerford-Moriarty will examine the development of photography over the Victorian period and
the Butler families relationship with this new medium of representation.

Venue: The Parade Tower, Kilkenny Castle

Cost: Free

Organiser: Kilkenny Castle OPW

Email: kilkennyguides@opw.ie

Telephone: 056 7704100

Website: www.kilkennycastle.ie

Booking Required: No

Dates: 25th August 15:00 PM to 16:00 PM

Open Day at Clomantagh Castle

An opportunity to see the conservation work of the Irish Landmark Trust. Enjoy a self-guided tour of

this 15th century tower house and 19th century farmhouse now available for holidays.

Venue: Clomantagh Castle

Cost: Free

Organiser: The Irish Landmark Trust

Email: caroline@irishlandmark.com

Telephone: 01 6704733

Website: www.irishlandmark.com

Booking Required: No

Dates: 24th August 10:00 AM to 16:00 PM

Free Admission to Kilkenny Castle

Free admission to Kilkenny Castle.

Venue: Kilkenny Castle

Cost: Free

Organiser: Kilkenny Castle OPW

Email: kilkennyguides@opw.ie

Telephone: 056 7704100

Website: www.kilkennycastle.ie

Booking Required: No

Dates: 24th August 9:00 AM to 17:00 PM , 31st August 9:00 AM to 17:00 PM

Family Heritage Card Daily Draw

For the duration of National Heritage Week, with every admission there will be free entry to a daily

draw for a chance to win a family heritage card.

Venue: Kilkenny Castle

Cost Adult: € 6.00

Cost Child: € 2.50

Organiser: Kilkenny Castle OPW

Email: kilkennyguides@opw.ie

Telephone: 056 7704100

Website: www.kilkennycastle.ie

Booking Required: No

Dates: 23rd August 9:00 AM to 17:00 PM , 24th August 9:00 AM to 17:00 PM , 25th August 9:00 AM

to 17:00 PM , 26th August 9:00 AM to 17:00 PM , 27th August 9:00 AM to 17:00 PM , 28th August

9:00 AM to 17:00 PM , 29th August 9:00 AM to 17:00 PM , 30th August 9:00 AM to 17:00 PM , 31st

August 9:00 AM to 17:00 PM

Music, Motion & Magic with Mini Musos

Musical workshop for children with special health and development needs aged 8 to 14. Come and

join Karen on a fun musical journey.

Venue: Kilkenny Castle

Cost: Free

Organiser: Kilkenny Castle OPW

Email: kilkennyguides@opw.ie

Telephone: 056 7704105

Website: www.kilkennycastle.ie

Booking Required: Yes

Dates: 23rd August 12:00 PM to 12:45 PM

A look at some Kilkenny Families in the the Great War

An illustrated look at some Kilkenny families and the contribution they made towards the war effort

by John Kirwan, author of ‘Kilkenny families and the Great War’.

Venue: The Parade Tower, Kilkenny Castle

Cost: Free

Organiser: Kilkenny Castle OPW

Email: kilkennyguides@opw.ie

Telephone: 056 7704100

Website: www.kilkennycastle.ie

Booking Required: No

Dates: 24th August 14:30 PM to 15:30 PM

From Strongbow to the I.R.A

Patrick Mannix, historian and author, will give a talk on the siege of Kilkenny Castle in May 1922 by

the anti-treaty forces.

Venue: The Parade Tower, Kilkenny Castle

Cost: Free

Organiser: KIlkenny Castle OPW

Email: kilkennyguides@opw.ie

Telephone: 056 7704100

Website: www.kilkennycastle.ie

Booking Required: No

Dates: 27th August 15:00 PM to 16:00 PM

Medieval Revival or Artistic Rebellion

A new look at the history of, and influences on, the great painted ceiling at Kilkenny castle with

Bettina Norton.

Venue: The Picture Gallery, Kilkenny Castle

Cost: Free

Organiser: Kilkenny Castle OPW

Email: kilkennyguides@opw.ie

Telephone: 056 7704100

Website: www.kilkennycastle.ie

Booking Required: Yes

Dates: 28th August 15:00 PM to 16:00 PM

A Fight with Fate

Lori Comerford-Moriarty will examine a little known case of Victorian fraud perpetrated against the

Marquis of Ormonde in 1863 which inspired the drama ‘A fight with Fate’.

Venue: The Parade Tower, Kilkenny castle

Cost: Free

Organiser: Kilkenny Castle OPW

Email: kilkennyguides@opw.ie

Telephone: 056 7704100

Website: www.kilkennycastle.ie

Booking Required: No

Dates: 26th August 15:00 PM to 16:00 PM

Celtic Drummers

Celtic drummers will perform a fusion of modern and tribal rhythms, creating an unforgettable and

explosive performance.

Venue: The Courtyard, Kilkenny Castle

Cost: Free

Organiser: Kilkenny Castle OPW

Email: kilkennyguides@opw.ie

Telephone: 056 7704100

Website: www.kilkekennycastle.ie

Booking Required: No

Dates: 23rd August 14:00 PM to 15:00 PM

Sketching in The Picture Gallery

Kilkenny Castle is opening the Picture Gallery free of charge to artists who wish to sketch paintings

from the Ormonde Picture Collection.

Venue: The Picture Gallery, Kilkenny Castle

Cost: Free

Organiser: Kilkenny Castle OPW

Email: kilkennyguides@opw.ie

Telephone: 056 7704105

Website: www.kilkennycastle.ie

Booking Required: Yes

Dates: 25th August 15:00 PM to 17:00 PM , 26th August 15:00 PM to 17:00 PM , 27th August 15:00

PM to 17:00 PM , 28th August 15:00 PM to 17:00 PM , 29th August 15:00 PM to 17:00 PM

Kilkenny & The Great War

Photographic exhibition commemorating Kilkenny Families in the Great War.

Venue: Kilkenny Castle

Cost: Free

Organiser: KIlkenny Castle OPW

Email: kilkennyguides@opw.ie

Telephone: 056 7704105

Website: www.kilkennycastle.ie

Booking Required: No

Dates: 23rd August 9:00 AM to 17:00 PM , 24th August 9:00 AM to 17:00 PM , 25th August 9:00 AM

to 17:00 PM , 26th August 9:00 AM to 17:00 PM , 27th August 9:00 AM to 17:00 PM , 28th August

9:00 AM to 17:00 PM , 29th August 9:00 AM to 17:00 PM , 30th August 9:00 AM to 17:00 PM , 31st

August 9:00 AM to 17:00 PM

Art Detective Workshop

Become an Art Detective in Kilkenny Castle. Discover clues hidden in paintings to learn more about

some of the portraits of the Ormonde Picture Collection.

Venue: Kilkenny Castle

Cost: Free

Organiser: Kilkenny Castle OPW

Email: kilkennyguides@opw.ie

Telephone: 056 7704105

Website: www.kilkennycastle.ie

Booking Required: Yes

Dates: 31st August 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM , 31st August 11:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Free Admission and Guided Tours

Free admission to this outstanding 12th century Cistercian monastery.

Venue: Jerpoint Abbey

Cost: Free

Organiser: The Office of Public Works

Email: jerpointabbey@opw.ie

Telephone: 056 7724623

Booking Required: No

Dates: 31st August 9:30 AM to 16:30 PM

Goldilocks and the Three Bears

Kilkenny Castle is delighted to host puppeteer Miriam Lambert and her production of the classic

fairy tale ‘Goldilocks and The Three Bears’.

Venue: The Parade Tower, Kilkenny Castle

Cost: Free

Organiser: Kilkenny Castle OPW

Email: kilkennyguides@opw.ie

Telephone: 0567704105

Website: www.kilkenntycastle.ie

Booking Required: Yes

Dates: 31st August 14:00 PM to 14:45 PM

Guided Tour of Rothe House and Garden by Colm Murray

Colm Murray of the Heritage Council will guide visitors through the rich and varied history of Rothe

House and Garden.

Venue: Rothe House & Garden

Cost Adult: €3.50

Organiser: Rothe House & Garden

Email: reception@rothehouse.com

Telephone: 056 7722893

Website: www.rothehouse.com

Booking Required: No

Dates: 26th August 14:00 PM to 15:30 PM , 26th August 16:00 PM to 17:30 PM

Guided Tours of Kells Priory

A guided tour of the extensive 12th Century Kells Priory. Led by Albert Smith, this tour will include

access to the recently refurbished Abbots Tower, with OPW staff on site to answer questions.

Venue: Mullins Mill, Kells

Cost: Free

Organiser: K.R.E.E. Ltd

Email: vincent@barnstorm.ie

Telephone: 087 2746036

Booking Required: Yes

Dates: 29th August 11:30 AM to 12:45 PM , 29th August 14:00 PM to 15:15 PM

Public access to The Abbots Tower, Kells Priory

Public access to the beautifully restored Abbot’s Tower, within the 12th Century Kells Priory.

Numbers will be strickly limited to 10 at one time. OPW staff will be on hand to answer questions.

Venue: Kells Priory

12Cost: Free

Organiser: K.R.E.E. Ltd

Email: vincent@barnstorm.ie

Telephone: 087 2746036

Booking Required: No

Dates: 29th August 10:30 AM to 13:00 PM , 29th August 14:00 PM to 16:00 PM

Tour of Ballysallagh House and Garden

Introduction to the 18th Century House in the local landscape. House open for duration of National

Heritage week 9am to 1pm - Tour 10:00am to 11:00am. Prior booking essential as numbers are

limited.

Venue: Ballysallagh House

Cost Adult: €5 Adult

Cost Concession: €2 OAP/Student

Organiser: Kieran And Geralyn White

Email: geralynmwhite@gmail.com

Telephone: 0862322105 or 0872906621

Booking Required: Yes

Dates: 23rd August 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM , 24th August 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM , 30th August 10:00

AM to 11:00 AM , 31st August 10:00 AM to 11:00 AM

The Early Theobalds

Peter Kenny will discuss the origin of the Butler Family and the early Earls of Ormond.

Venue: Medieval Room, Kilkenny Castle

Cost: Free

Organiser: Kilkenny Castle OPW

Email: kilkennyguides@opw.ie

Telephone: 0567704105

Website: www.kilkennycastle.ie

Booking Required: Yes

Dates: 29th August 15:00 PM to 16:00 PM

River Barrow Way: Ready-To-Go Guided Tour

Walk, cycle or canoe a short stretch for an hour or an afternoon, or spend a tranquil week exploring

all of the gentle Barrow Way. Discover history, heritage and wildlife along the idyllic towpath.

Venue: Download the app tour

Cost: Free

Organiser: Ingenious Ireland

Email: ingenious.ireland@gmail.com

Website: www.ingeniousireland.ie/barrowriver

Booking Required: No

Dates: 23rd August 0:00 AM to 23:59 PM , 24th August 0:00 AM to 23:59 PM , 25th August 0:00 AM

13to 23:59 PM , 26th August 0:00 AM to 23:59 PM , 27th August 0:00 AM to 23:59 PM , 28th August

0:00 AM to 23:59 PM , 29th August 0:00 AM to 23:59 PM , 29th August 0:00 AM to 23:59 PM , 30th

August 0:00 AM to 23:59 PM , 31st August 0:00 AM to 23:59 PM

River Barrow Way: Guided Tour

Walk, cycle or canoe a short stretch for an hour or an afternoon, or spend a tranquil week exploring

all of the gentle Barrow Way. Discover history, heritage and wildlife along the idyllic towpath.

Venue: River Barrow, Co Kilkenny

Cost: Free

Organiser: Ingenious Ireland

Email: ingenious.ireland@gmail.com

Website: www.ingeniousireland.ie/barrowriver

Booking Required: No

Dates: 23rd August 0:00 AM to 23:59 PM , 24th August 0:00 AM to 23:59 PM , 25th August 0:00 AM

to 23:59 PM , 26th August 0:00 AM to 23:59 PM , 27th August 0:00 AM to 23:59 PM , 27th August

0:00 AM to 23:59 PM , 28th August 0:00 AM to 23:59 PM , 28th August 0:00 AM to 23:59 PM , 29th

August 0:00 AM to 23:59 PM , 30th August 0:00 AM to 23:59 PM , 31st August 0:00 AM to 23:59 PM

A walking tour of the Famine Garden

A walking tour of the Famine Garden. Take a walking tour of our Famine Garden and see the cause

of the great famine of 1845-1850.

Venue: Gáirdín an Ghorta, Newmarket

Cost: Free

Organiser: Gáirdín an Ghorta Committee

Email: williebarron1@eircom.net

Telephone: 0868394349

Booking Required: No

Dates: 23rd August 8:00 AM to 19:00 PM , 24th August 8:00 AM to 19:00 PM , 25th August 8:00 AM

to 19:00 PM , 26th August 8:00 AM to 19:00 PM , 27th August 8:00 AM to 19:00 PM , 28th August

8:00 AM to 19:00 PM , 29th August 8:00 AM to 19:00 PM , 30th August 8:00 AM to 19:00 PM , 31st

August 8:00 AM to 19:00 PM

Unearthing Freshford’s Forgotten History

Unearthing Freshford’s forgotten history by taking a look at the lives of those laid to rest in St

Lachtains old graveyard.

Venue: St Lachtains Church of Ireland Freshford Co Kilkenny.

Cost: Free

Organiser: St Lachtains Church of Ireland and Old Graveyard

Email: evadarver@yahoo.ie or cormackfreshford1@eircom.net

Telephone: 086 8072040 or 086 3535293

14Booking Required: No

Dates: 30th August 14:00 PM to 18:00 PM

Introduction to Kilkenny County Library’s Local History and Genealogical Sources

Intoduction to sources and services of Kilkenny County Library’s Local Studies’ services

Venue: Ferrybank Library

Cost: Free

Organiser: Kilkenny County Library

Email: ferrybank@kilkennylibrary.ie

Telephone: 051 897200

Website: www.kilkennylibrary.ie

Booking Required: No

Dates: 27th August 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM

Kilkenny on the Eve of the Great War

Launch and distribution of a commemorative brochure detailing Kilkenny City in the early years of

the 20th Century up to the outbreak of the Great War

Venue: Kilkenny City and County

Cost: Free

Organiser: Kilkenny County Library

Email: info@kilkennylibrary.ie

Telephone: 0567794166

Website: www.kilkennylibrary.ie

Booking Required: No

Dates: 23rd August 9:00 AM to 17:00 PM , 29th August 9:00 AM to 17:00 PM

Famine Walk

Guided walk from Callan Workhouse to Pauper burial ground at Cherryfield. Approx 2 kilometres.

Venue: Callan, Co. Kilkenny, Workhouse

Cost: Free

Organiser: Callan Heritage Society

Email: giraldusj@gmail.com

Telephone: 087-6216470

Booking Required: No

Dates: 27th August 18:00 PM to 20:00 PM

Lime Kiln Demonstration

A restored lime kiln is used to display the process of turning stones into lime as was once common in

the Irish countryside.

Venue: Ballyragget Road, Conahy. Close to Swifts Heath Gates

Cost: Free

Organiser: Kilkenny Archaeological Society

Email: pnolan@iora.ie

Telephone: 056 7722893 or 087 2411955

Booking Required: No

Dates: 27th August 17:00 PM to 20:30 PM , 30th August 14:00 PM to 19:30 PM

The Village Creamery Exhibition

The exhibition will portray the people and the struggle to establish a village creamery in

Goresbridge in 1914. Butter-making and the utensils employed will also be demonstrated.

Venue: Ionad Dara Centre, Goresbridge

Cost: Free

Organiser: Barrowvale Local History Group

Email: enmoran@hotmail.com

Telephone: 087 3179442

Booking Required: No

Dates: 23rd August 14:00 PM to 18:00 PM , 24th August 14:00 PM to 18:00 PM , 25th August 14:00

PM to 18:00 PM , 26th August 14:00 PM to 18:00 PM , 27th August 12:00 PM to 21:00 PM , 28th

August 14:00 PM to 18:00 PM , 29th August 14:00 PM to 21:00 PM , 30th August 12:00 PM to 18:00

PM , 31st August 14:00 PM to 18:00 PM

Guided Walking Tour of Inistioge

Local historian, Michael Tennyson will lead a walk around this beautiful village on the banks of the

River Nore. He will explain its historic development and its significance as a National Monument.

Venue: The Square, Inistioge

Cost: Free

Organiser: Inistioge Tidy Towns

Website: www.inistioge.ie

Booking Required: No

Dates: 31st August 15:00 PM to 16:15 PM

Kilkenny Book & Coin Fair

The annual August fair will be held to coincide with Heritage Week 2014. Book and coin dealers will

be here with thousands of interesting and rare titles to suit local and general interests.

Venue: Club House Hotel,

16Cost Adult: Two euro

Cost Child: Free with adult.

Organiser: Mary Flood

Email: kilkennyfamilyhistory@rothehouse.com

Telephone: 087 228 6686

Booking Required: No

Dates: 23rd August 10:30 AM to 5:00 AM

Guided Heritage Tours

Guided Heritage Tour of the footprints of a deserted 12th Medieval Town called Newtown Jerpoint

plus the Tomb Effigy of St. Nicholas.

Venue: Jerpoint Park

Cost: Free

Organiser: Jerpoint Park

Email: info@jerpointpark.com

Website: www.jerpointpark.com

Booking Required: No

Dates: 23rd August 10:30 AM to 12:30 PM , 24th August 14:00 PM to 16:00 PM , 30th August 10:30

AM to 12:30 PM , 31st August 14:00 PM to 16:00 PM

Killeen Cemetary at Mount Juliet

A guided tour of Killeen Cemetery at Mount Juliet, led by Dessie McGrath. Burials in Killeen

Cemetery include 5 Earls of Carrick.

Venue: Mount Juliet, Thomastown, Co Kilkenny

Cost: Free

Organiser: Duchas Tullaherin Heritage Society

Email: info@mountjuliet.ie

Telephone: 056 7773000

Booking Required: No

Dates: 28th August 20:00 PM to 21:00 PM

Deerpark Colliery Tour with Seamus Walsh (Local Historian/Ex-Miner)

Follow Seamus back in time as he leads you to the mouth of the tunnel, and hear about Castlecomer

Colliers and the 600 miners who worked there. Meet at the Visitor Centre in Discovery Park.

Venue: Visitor Centre

Cost: Free

Organiser: Castlecomer Discovery Park

Email: info@discoverypark.ie

Telephone: 056 4440707

Website: www.discoverypark.ie

Booking Required: Yes

Dates: 26th August 10:15 AM to 11:30 AM

A Short Introduction to Early Christian Ireland

Katriona Burke will give a brief introduction to early Christian Ireland. This 20 minute talk will occur

twice during the day, both followed by question time.

Venue: The Chapter House, Jerpoint Abbey

Cost: Free

Organiser: Office of Public Works

Telephone: 056 7724623

Booking Required: No

Dates: 27th August 11:00 AM to 11:20 AM , 27th August 15:30 PM to 15:50 PM

Demonstration of Traditional Lime Kiln in Production

A unique demonstraion of a lime kiln in operation.

Venue: Near Swifts Heath

Cost: Free

Organiser: Kilkenny Archaeology Society

Email: reception@rothehouse.com

Telephone: 056 7722893

Website: www.rothehouse.com

Booking Required: No

Dates: 27th August 15:00 PM to 20:00 PM , 30th August 14:00 PM to 20:00 PM

Field Names for The Townland of Smithstown

Display of Map showing field names as recorded for the townland of Smithstown, Castlecomer.

Venue: Library

Cost: Free

Organiser: Fassadinin History Society

Booking Required: No

Dates: 23rd August 10:00 AM to 13:30 PM , 26th August 10:00 AM to 20:30 PM , 27th August 10:00

AM to 17:00 PM , 28th August 10:00 AM to 17:00 PM , 29th August 10:00 AM to 13:00 PM

Guided tour of Canice’s Cathedral

Hear about some important historical figures associated with the medieval Cathedral. See the

medieval burial stones and effigies of the Anchoress, the Kytler Family, the Butler Family and

Bishops.

Venue: St Canice’s Cathedral

Cost: Free

Organiser: St Canice’s Cathedral and Round Tower, Kilkenny

Email: info@stcanicescathedral.com

Telephone: 056 7764971

Website: www.stcanicescathedral.com

Booking Required: No

Dates: 25th August 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM , 26th August 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM , 27th August 9:00 AM

to 10:00 AM , 29th August 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM , 30th August 9:00 AM to 10:00 AM

High Nelly Cycle History Tour.

High Nelly cycle through Kilkenny City to vintage show, James park, with reenactments about local

history on the way and later High Nelly tea, music and song in Egans Bar.

Venue: Egans bar, John St, Kilkenny

Cost Adult: €5.00

Organiser: The Flying Column, High Nelly Club

Email: flyingcolumn@live.com

Telephone: 087 4141306

Booking Required: No

Dates: 31st August 13:00 PM to 17:30 PM

Hidden Gems & Forgotten People and Fieldnames Exhibition

Exhibition of maps from the Fieldnames Project, run by Kilkenny County Council Heritage Office and

The Hidden Gems and Forgotten People project organised by the Federation of Local History

Societies

Venue: Ferrybank Library

Cost: Free

Organiser: South Kilkenny Historical Society

Email: edsynnott@yahoo.co.uk

Telephone: 086 8124349

Booking Required: No

Dates: 26th August 10:00 AM to 17:00 PM , 27th August 10:00 AM to 19:00 PM , 28th August 10:00

AM to 17:00 PM , 29th August 10:00 AM to 17:00 PM

My Townland

My Townland- an exhibition of local history, folklore, field names, maps, oral histories and

photographs celebrating the history and heritage of the townlands of Lisdowney Parish and

surrounding area.

Venue: Lisdowney Hall

Cost: Free

Organiser: Lisdowney Heritage Group

Telephone: 086 0616133

Booking Required: No

Dates: 23rd August 11:00 AM to 16:00 PM , 24th August 11:00 AM to 16:00 PM , 25th August 11:00

AM to 16:00 PM , 26th August 11:00 AM to 16:00 PM , 27th August 11:00 AM to 16:00 PM , 28th

August 11:00 AM to 16:00 PM , 29th August 11:00 AM to 16:00 PM , 30th August 11:00 AM to 16:00

PM , 31st August 11:00 AM to 16:00 PM

Tullahought Photography Exhibition

Exhibition of old photos of local events and Tullahought in general with particular reference to

2013’s Gathering and school reunion.

Venue: Tullahought Community Center

Cost: Free

Organiser: Mary Egan

Booking Required: No

Dates: 30th August 15:00 PM to 22:00 PM

Official Opening of Tullahought Heritage Week

Official opening with lecture by Richard Hyland. The lecture will be ‘Slatequarries, 1820 to 1827 -

Hyland Family connection’. Followed by a night of music and storytelling from Cois Siure and friends

Venue: Tullahought Community Center

Cost: Free

Organiser: Mary Egan

Booking Required: No

Dates: 29th August 20:00 PM to 23:45 PM

Walking Tour of Kells village

A guided walk through Kells village led by Susan Smith & Siobhan Tulloch, outlining the history of

the buildings and the families who lived there.

Venue: Kells Village Hall

Cost: Free

Organiser: K.R.E.E. Ltd

Email: vincent@barnstorm.ie

Telephone: 087 2746036

Booking Required: No

Dates: 30th August 14:00 PM to 15:00 PM

Collection of GAA Memorabilia to View

Collection of private GAA memorabilia to view for National Heritage Week.

Venue: Graveyard road, Harristown, Graignamanagh

Cost: Free

Organiser: Jim Whelan

Email: jmwhelan@eircom.net

Telephone: 086 8901366 or 059 9724270

Booking Required: No

Dates: 24th August 10:00 AM to 17:00 PM , 25th August 10:00 AM to 17:00 PM , 26th August 10:00

AM to 17:00 PM , 27th August 10:00 AM to 17:00 PM , 28th August 10:00 AM to 17:00 PM , 29th

August 10:00 AM to 17:00 PM , 30th August 10:00 AM to 17:00 PM , 31st August 10:00 AM to 17:00

PM

Exploring Our Military Heritage

An exhibit of military heritage spanning across three centuries. The items on display help visitors to

have a better understanding of our history and heritage relating to the South East.

Venue: Stephens Barracks

Cost: Free

Organiser: James Stephens Barracks

Email: jasstephenskk@gmail.com

Telephone: 087 3875753

Booking Required: No

Dates: 25th August 10:30 AM to 15:30 PM , 26th August 10:30 AM to 15:30 PM , 27th August 10:30

AM to 15:30 PM , 28th August 10:30 AM to 15:30 PM , 29th August 10:30 AM to 15:30 PM , 30th

August 10:30 AM to 15:30 PM , 31st August 10:30 AM to 15:30 PM

Kilkenny and the Great War

A walking tour of Kilkenny City telling the story of Kilkenny peoples’ participation in ‘the war to end

all wars’. We will visit the streets which help us understand the effects the war had from 1914.

Venue: St Canice’s Cathedral Doorway

Cost: Free

Organiser: Kilkenny Military Heritage Project

Email: jasstephenskk@gmail.com

Telephone: 087 3875753

Booking Required: Yes

Dates: 28th August 18:00 PM to 19:15 PM

Kilkennys Indpendence story

This is the third year of this walking tour which aims to give people an understanding of the events

21as they happened in County Kilkenny during the period 1913-1923.

Venue: Town Hall

Cost: Free

Organiser: Kilkenny Military Heritage Project

Email: jasstephenskk@gmail.com

Telephone: 087 3875753

Booking Required: Yes

Dates: 24th August 16:00 PM to 17:15 PM

We Will Remember Them

An evening of remembrance for the local men who fought in World War I. John Kirwan, archivist &

author, will speak on the subject. There will be an exhibition of memorabilia from the Great War.

Venue: St Kieran’s Community Hall, Johnstown

Cost: Free

Organiser: Johnstown Heritage Group

Email: johnstownheritagegroup@gmail.com

Telephone: 0863272288

Booking Required: No

Dates: 23rd August 20:30 PM to 22:00 PM

An Evening of Military Heritage

There will be two talks given this year. The topics are WW1: The Kilkenny Missing & Civil War

Executions in Kilkenny.

Venue: James Stephens Barracks

Cost: Free

Organiser: Larry Scallan

Email: jasstephenskk@gmail.com

Telephone: 087 3875753

Booking Required: Yes

Dates: 28th August 19:30 PM to 20:45 PM

Exploring Gowran’s Contribution to the Great War

Three lectures will take place examining the connections with Gowran and WWI. Padraig Yeates will

outline the situation which existed in Ireland during the War years at 2pm.

Venue: St Mary’s Church

Cost: Free

Organiser: The Office of Public Works

Email: jerpointabbey@opw.ie

Telephone: 056 7726894

Booking Required: No

Dates: 23rd August 14:00 PM to 16:00 PM

The Marble City

The RPSI will visit Kilkenny City on Sunday 24th August with Steam Locomotive No. 461and approx.

300 passengers. This loco was part funded by the Heritage Council to working order.

Venue: Kilkenny Railway Station

Cost: Free

Organiser: Railway Preservation Society of Ireland

Email: rpsitrains@hotmail.com

Website: http://www.steamtrainsireland.com

Booking Required: No

Dates: 25th August 13:00 PM to 14:50 PM

Nore View Folk and Heritage Museum

Enjoy browsing through this museum housing 12,000 items of local and national interest. Historical

monuments are also on display.

Venue: Nore View Folk and Heritage Museum, Danesfort Road

Cost Adult: €5.00

Organiser: Seamus Lawlor

Telephone: 056 7727749

Booking Required: No

Dates: 23rd August 10:00 AM to 18:00 PM , 24th August 10:00 AM to 18:00 PM , 25th August 10:00

AM to 18:00 PM , 26th August 10:00 AM to 18:00 PM , 27th August 10:00 AM to 18:00 PM , 28th

August 10:00 AM to 18:00 PM , 29th August 10:00 AM to 18:00 PM , 30th August 10:00 AM to 18:00

PM , 30th August 10:00 AM to 18:00 PM

Free Bookable Tours of ‘Circle in The Square’

A contemporary art gallery in a 12th century castle? Exactly! Why not come and explore Marilyn

Lerner’s exhibition ‘Circle In The Square’ with Butler Gallery’s free, bookable tours.

Venue: Butler Gallery, Kilkenny Castle

Cost: Free

Organiser: Butler Gallery

Email: pauline@butlergallery.com

Telephone: 056 7761106

Website: www.butlergallery.com

Booking Required: Yes

Dates: 25th August 10:00 AM to 16:00 PM , 26th August 10:00 AM to 16:00 PM , 27th August 10:00

AM to 16:00 PM , 28th August 10:00 AM to 16:00 PM , 29th August 10:00 AM to 16:00 PM

Leaded Glass Workshop

Leaded glass workshop provides participants with a background knowledge of lead profiles and

colour film. All materials are provided including a plain piece that each person will decorate & take

home.

Venue: Ferrybank Library

Cost: Free

Organiser: Ferrybank Library

Email: ferrybank@kilkennylibrary.ie

Telephone: 051 897200

Website: www.kilkennylibrary.ie

Booking Required: Yes

Dates: 26th August 10:00 AM to 13:00 PM

Traditional Skills With Vintage Car Show

Demonstration of traditional skills and games. There will also be a vintage car display.

Venue: Tullahought Community Center

Cost: Free

Organiser: Mary Egan

Booking Required: No

Dates: 31st August 14:00 PM to 16:00 PM

Woodland Bat Walk with Lorcan Scott

Join Lorcan Scott, from the National Park & Wild Life Service for an exciting family friendly event as

we take off through the woodlands on a Bat Walk, searching for bats.

Venue: Visitor Centre, The Estate Yard

Cost: Free

Organiser: Castlecomer Discovery Park

Email: info@discoverypark.ie

Telephone: 056 4440707

Website: www.discoverypark.ie

Booking Required: Yes

Dates: 26th August 20:45 PM to 22:15 PM

All event information is subject to change. Please consult the www.heritageweek.ie website closer to the event for the latest updates - Document updated: August 14, 2014, 2:12 pm