Community Heritage - Get involved in Heritage

Community Heritage - Get Involved in Heritage

There are many ways you can get involved in heritage, in Kildare. Heritage Week  is the ideal time to get creative and learn a new skill or teach others something fun or interesting. For inspiration why not look at the types of projects funded around the county in previous years. This can be found on the left side of this page.

Know Your Locality Course

Register for a FREE* online course that will take you step-by-step through the available online sources that will allow you to paint a picture of the geological, archaeological, and historical events that happened close to where you live.

The course will be on for five evenings, from 6.30pm – 8.00pm (though we can sometimes go on an extra 30 mins). The dates are:

  • Tuesday 2nd Nov
  • Thursday 4th Nov
  • Tuesday 9th Nov
  • Thursday 11th Nov
  • Tuesday 16th Nov

The first workshop includes a summary of the course content and format. A list of resources/links will be sent to the participants so that they can study their own locality. Workshops 1-4 will comprise two parts. The first portion of the workshop will focus on a different aspect of geology, the landscape and archaeology, from the formation of Ireland to the arrival of the Anglo-Normans in Ireland. The second will aim to teach a set of online research skills. Workshop 5 will also outline how these skills can be used to make your own submission(!) to the ‘KnowYour5k’ initiative by the Heritage Council and National Museum of Ireland. Gathering these submissions for your county is a key outcome of the course.

If you wish to participate, please complete the form by clicking on the following link: https://iafs.ie/know-your-locality-kildare/ (apologies for repeating questions).

Please note that there are only 25 places on the course, and they will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

Supported by Creative Ireland Kildare as part of the Creative Ireland Programme 2017-2022 in partnership with Kildare County Council.

Kildare Holy Well

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