Prince Charles left Kilkenny with a taste of the south of the county.
The Heritage Council, and a number of its partners, presented Prince Charles, Prince of Wales with a traditional handmade basket made from organic willows by Eamon Tobin Baskets from Tullogher, Co. Kilkenny at a private meeting in Kilkenny Castle .
Prince Charles’ interest in local heritage matters is well known as is his genuine concern for the environment.
Michael Starrett, Heritage Council CEO said Prince Charles was keen to meet with a wide range of people working in the heritage sector and to hear about the projects they are working on and the methods and approaches used to provide support to community engagement across Ireland.
“It was an honour to meet with Prince Charles. He was especially interested in the Heritage Council’s Traditional Farm Buildings Scheme, programmes focused on preserving the wildlife of the uplands and ways of engaging young people in our natural heritage,” Mr Starrett said.
“ It was a wonderful experience to hear the support he had for the voluntary work of people in the heritage sector, giving a boost to the efforts of those who volunteer in communities across the country,” Mr Starrett added.