An employee of the Heritage Council of Ireland, based in Kilkenny, has been chosen by the European Parliament to sit on an EU panel that will decide on the most important heritage sites in Europe over the next three years.
Beatrice Kelly, head of policy and research at the Heritage Council, was nominated to the position by Ireland East MEP Nessa Childers. From a short list of 15 candidates from across Europe, Ms Kelly was then chosen as one of four independent experts recommended by the European Parliament to choose which sites will qualify for the new European Heritage Label.
“The successful nomination of Ms Kelly is a testament to the talent that we have in culture and arts in this country. Ms Kelly’s expertise, experience and position at the centre of heritage in Ireland made her a stand-out nominee for this European panel,” MEP Childers said.
Subscribe or register today to discover more from DonegalLive.ie
Buy the e-paper of the Donegal Democrat, Donegal People's Press, Donegal Post and Inish Times here for instant access to Donegal's premier news titles.
Keep up with the latest news from Donegal with our daily newsletter featuring the most important stories of the day delivered to your inbox every evening at 5pm.