Heritage Week 2022 runs from Saturday 13th – Saturday 20th August inclusive. Kilkenny County Council Library service is pleased to welcome back the public to inhouse events this year
‘National Heritage Week celebrates all things heritage related. It brings together communities and cultural institutions, academics and enthusiasts, to build awareness about the value of heritage and support its conservation.’
Read on to get a information on the events we have planned. Remember all events are free, some may require advance booking.
Library Social Media Platforms 13th -20th August
|Kilkenny Streetscapes -A selection of images of Kilkenny City dating from the early to the mid-twentieth century. |
City Library, 17th August 11.30,
Common Thread – A Heritage Week community event
|Common Thread is a collaborative project initiated by visual artist Carrie Lynam with a group of women from Open Circle Community Arts. The women of Open Circle stepped back in time to explore the experiences of women in Kilkenny 100 years ago. This collaborative research project culminated in the making of an embroidered artwork that tells a story and connects the viewer to this time in our collective history.|
City Library, 16th August, 18.45
The War on Newspapers with Ian Kenneally
|The 'War on Newspapers' covers propaganda, censorship and violence against newspapers between 1921 and 1923, with a particular focus on the Civil War. During conflicts, controlling the flow and content of information becomes a primary goal for combatants. Ireland, during the Civil War, was not an exception to this rule. It was a time when newspaper offices were burned to the ground, when censorship prevented certain reports from appearing in the press and when propaganda battles were fought between the opposing sides.|
Loughboy Library, 17th August
Tom Treacy: Kilkenny’s Forgotten Commander with Larry Scallan, 11am
The talk will detail Tom Treacy’s early life and explain his importance to the struggle for Irish independence from 1914 to 1922.
The talk will include some background regarding Toms early life and lead into the founding of the Irish volunteers in Co Kilkenny in 1914.
Local Studies Department, John’s Green House, 18th August
10am - 1pm
|Genealogy Masterclass: A one to one introduction to genealogical sources available from Kilkenny Local Studies' Department, suitable for beginners and ongoing researchers. Each session is a half hour. Booking required at 056 7794160 or firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Loughboy Library, 15th August, 10am - 3pm||Genealogy Masterclass: A one to one introduction to genealogical sources available from Kilkenny Local Studies' Department, suitable for beginners and ongoing researchers. Each session is a half hour. Booking required at 056 7794176 or email@example.com|
|Graiguenamanagh Library, 19th August, 10am - 1pm||Genealogy Masterclass: A one to one introduction to genealogical sources available from Kilkenny Local Studies' Department, suitable for beginners and ongoing researchers. Each session is a half hour. Booking required at 056 7794178 or firstname.lastname@example.org|
Callan Parish Hall
15th August, 6-8pm
James Hoban - Architect of the White House
Kilkenny County Council Library Service would like to invite you to the book launch of 'James Hoban: Designer & Builder of the White House' by Stewart D. McLaurin.
Discover the story of White House architect James Hoban's life, inspiration, and work in this our second publication in a series on the design and construction of the White House.
Stewart is the President of the White House Historical Association, and books will be available for signing and purchase at this event.
Full details of all our events are available at the Library Events Calendar on this site - Library Event Calendar or at the National Heritage Week web-site https://www.heritageweek.ie/event-listings with details all over County Kilkenny and nation-wide.
Funding for our lectures is supplied by Creative Ireland and the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media under the Decade of Centenaries 2012-2023 initiative