Heritage Council


General Events Archive

This archive contains previous “general” events. Archived events that are related to a specific area of interest can be found in the relevant section of the site by following the links on the right.

Successful use of social media for those in the cultural heritage sector

4th November, Kilkenny- Get an understanding what it takes to establish a successful social media presence, the different types of blogs that attract readership and more.[more]

Burren Winterage

27-30 October- This unique celebration of pastoral farming and its rich legacy of natural and cultural heritage will feature the winterage cattle drove, food fayre, herdsman’s walks, farm demonstration events and much more. [more]

‘Show and Tell’ -Traditional Farm Buildings Projects

25th October, New Ross, Co Wexford- All you want to know about lime and were afraid to ask....Hot lime and more. Talks and demonstrations with Pat McAfee, Ivor McElveen and Seamus McLoughlin.[more]

Conference: Making Memory: Visual and Material Cultures of Commemoration in Ireland since 1800'

13-15 October, Dublin- The National Gallery of Ireland is hosting the forthcoming conference 'Making Memory: [more]

Dublin Bay UNESCO Biosphere Conference: Connecting People And Nature

26th October, Dublin- An insight into UNESCO's World Network of Biosphere Reserves and what Biospheres stand for as well as highlighting the work that is being done by a wide range of stakeholders within Dublin Bay Biosphere. [more]

National Heritage Week

20th-28th August, Nationwide- Explore 100 years of heritage with 1800 events which are taking place country wide. [more]

My House in Damascus: An Inside View of the Syrian Crisis

24th August, Dublin- Join author Diana Darke for a discussion on Islamic architecture and life within the historic city of Damascus. Her book ‘my house in Damascus’ tells a personal as well as a political story of one of the...[more]

Culture Night 2016

16th September- Arts and cultural organisations open their doors until late with hundreds of free events, tours, talks & performances for you, your family and friends to enjoy.[more]


Cities’ Identity Through Architecture and Arts (CITAA)

By:Mohamed Abdallah

This Conference will discuss the examples and tendencies in dealing with urban identities as well as the transformation of cities and urban cultures mentioned in terms of their form, identity, and their current art.[more]

Landscape Values, Place & Praxis

29th June-2nd July- This conference explores the values associated with places. [more]

The Irish Genealogy Summer School at UCC: Ancestral Connections

26 June-2 July, Cork-The week-long school is directed towards those interesting in tracing their Irish roots. It involves talks, workshops and field-trips from Genealogical experts.[more]

People and Place: Oral History in Ireland

7-8 October, Cork- Two days of FREE presentations, workshops, projects, and more. This year’s theme focuses on the role of oral history in relation to people and place. [more]

Irish Famine Summer School 2016

Irish Famine Summer School

The 2016 Irish Famine Summer School will take place from 14th-19th June 2016.[more]


ICOM-IRELAND Annual Lecture 2016

By:Jessica O'Donnell

International Council of Museums ICOM-Ireland: Annual Lecture 2016

Friday 17 June 2016/6pm[more]

Tipperary Heritage Office, BirdWatch Ireland

In partnership with Tipperary Heritage Office, BirdWatch Ireland is delighted to invite you to join our schedule of summer events.[more]

Field Test & Mortar Mixes for Our Built Heritage

5th May, Dublin- Workshop hosted by Building Limes Forum Ireland. CPD recognition.[more]

Leonardo da Vinci (1452–1519), A study for the head of St Anne c.1510-15, Royal Collection Trust / © Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II 2016

Leonardo da Vinci: Ten Drawings from the Royal Collection

By:Emma Pearson

An exhibition of ten of the finest drawings by Leonardo da Vinci (1452-1519), at the National Gallery of Ireland.[more]

Resourcing Upland Communities

26th & 27th May, Kerry- Bringing together community based groups which are concerned with caring for upland environments, sustaining hill farming and delivering the benefits of recreational development to local communities.[more]

Portumna Castle (Credit National Monuments Service)

Galway Heritage Buildings Show

7 & 8th May- Galway Heritage Buildings Show: a weekend of traditional building skills demonstrations and conservation talks.[more]

Beggars Bush Barracks

Beggars Bush Barracks 1916 Rising Walking Tour

By:Gretta Halpin

The National Print Museum is delighted to announce our upcoming Beggars Bush Barracks 1916 Rising Walking Tour, which will run from the end of April through to the end of June 2016.[more]

Mining and Social Change

Mining and Social Change

By:Mining Heritage Trust of Ireland

A weekend of lectures and field trips[more]

Island's Wildlife Weekend

10-12th June- For the first time, five of these wonderful islands have come together to provide a weekend of outdoor fun and adventure.[more]

Arts Culture and Society 1650-1750 - the Origins of Modern Ireland

29th April-1st May, Cork- The third annual Fermoy Heritage Conference[more]

Interpret Europe conference

21-24 May, Belgium- Besides keynote speeches, plenary meetings and about 20 study visits, more than 80 parallel sessions have now been confirmed by our review committee. [more]

Two Day Pole Lathe Construction Course

By:Irish National Heritage Park

14 & 15th May, Wexford-The Irish National Heritage Park offers a unique opportunity to build your own, fully functional 17th Century style pole-lathe from Irish native hardwood in the company of experienced green woodworker Eoin...[more]

Two Day Basic Bow Making Workshop

By:Irish National Heritage Park

23 & 24th April, Wexford-Over the course of two days in the incredible setting of the Irish National Heritage Park you will learn about the art of the bow-making and the use of bows in hunting and warfare.[more]

Willow Basketry Making Workshop

By:Irish National Heritage Park

16th April, Wexford-This one day workshop is aimed at both complete newcomers to the craft of basket weaving and also those who have a bit of experience and would like to improve on their skills.[more]

Maintenance of Town Walls Workshops

12 & 13 April, Dublin- The IWTN will be running two workshops on how to plan and conduct simple maintenance actions on medieval town walls.[more]

Outdoor Education Conference

22nd April, Mayo- There is a growing enthusiasm for using the outdoor classroom as a powerful and unique medium for learning and development.[more]

Conference: Capital and Norman Stronghold

12-13 March, Wexford- The two day symposium will explore Wexford's transformation from Gaelic kingdom to Norman lordship. [more]

UCD Architecture Planning & Environmental Policy Research Seminar Series

Weekly until 25th April, Dublin- UCD Architecture Planning & Environmental Policy Research Seminar Series.[more]

Conserving Your Dublin Period House Course 2016

1 March for 12 Tuesdays, Dublin- Care and Conservation advice for owners of all periods and types of houses, from the modest Edwardian artisan dwelling to the substantial red-bricks of the Victorian suburbs and the fine...[more]

Twitter Chat re Archaeology 2025 in January/February

Archaeology 2025 is a 10 year strategy which will inform the journey for Irish archaeology. Join the Conversation January/February 2016. [more]

‘Advances in Technology and Analysis in Ecological Assessment’

10th — 11th February 2016, Wicklow- Chartered Institute of Ecology & Environmental Management (CIEEM) Conference[more]

National Print Museum: February - July 2016 Event & Workshop Guide

By:Gretta Halpin

The National Print Museum is delighted to announce its cultural and educational programme for the first half of 2016.[more]

Rathcroghan 2016: Archaeology Above & Below'

16th &17th April, Co. Roscommon- A series of talks, workshops and demonstrations focused on community archaeology conference.[more]

One-day Research Seminar on Territorial Boundaries and Topographies of Power in the Celtic West

25th February, Galway-This seminar explores territorial boundaries in relation to the pre-modern concept of territory as a dynamic process between a natural place and power. [more]

Looking back, moving forward: 70 years of Environmental Archaeology in Ireland

This conference will seek to explore how environmental archaeology developed in Ireland, where we are now, and how we can move forward.[more]

Ireland 2016

Ireland 2016 is a national and international program of events to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the 1916 Easter Rising and to remember those who fought and those who died for Irish independence.[more]

CHeriScape Conference V: Landscape in Imagination and the Virtual Future

14-16 June 2016, Newcastle, UK. The concluding conference in this series will explore how futures that grow from the past can be explored and imagined through new forms of heritage and landscape representations, and thus how...[more]

IMA 2016 Annual Conference - Museums for Society: Towards a Cultural Democracy

National Gallery of Ireland, 26-28 February 2016. The conference will look at museums as civic institutions with an important role to play in the social, cultural and educational life of society.


Dublin City & County Archaeology GIS Workshop

27th November, Dublin- The Implementation and impact of the Dublin City and County Archaeology GIS Project: Towards Inter-disciplinary best practice.[more]

Burrenbeo Trust December Walk

6th December, Clare- Burrenbeo Trust December walk with Rory O'Shaughnessy.[more]

Clay and Bool Gable, Sligo

Earth Building Ireland 2015

By:Feile Butler

Inaugural event celebrating Ireland's rich earth-built heritage.[more]

Science Week: Printfest at the National Print Museum

By:National Print Museum

15th November, Dublin- Print fest at the National Museum for science week 2015. [more]

Waterford's Revolutionary Decade Roadshow

Waterford's Revolutionary Decade Roadshow

By:Bernadette Guest


End Date:31/10/2015

Cost:Free Admission

Location:Park Hotel, Dungarvan, Co. Waterford

Waterford's Revolutionary Decade Roadshow commemorates the history of 1912-1923 with exhibitions, history talks, battle...[more]

Developing Tourism in your Historic Town

4th November, Kilkenny- Our Irish walled Towns Network is hosting a FREE half day seminar on tourism in historic towns. [more]

Burren Winterage Weekend

22-25 October- Clare- Celebrating the unique farming traditions of the Burren, events will also highlight, celebrate and support the broader significance of pastoral farming in shaping much of the Irish landscape.[more]

Making Cities Work

15th & 16th October, Dublin- The Irish Planning Institute present Making Cities Work: Technology in Planning Practice[more]

Revealing the Past- Archaeology Seminar

22 October, Dublin- Papers presented during this event comprise reports on four excavations, in Sligo, Roscommon, Meath and Tipperary, and four short science-based projects, including protein analysis and radiocarbon dating of...[more]

A Changing Military History Landscape

17th October, Galway- Galway’s Changing Military History Landscape will take place on Saturday 17th October 2015 in The Temperance Hall, Barrack Street, Loughrea, Co. Galway.[more]

The Hunt Museum

Open House Limerick

9th—11th October. Limerick- OpenHouse initiatives invite everyone to explore and understand the value of a well-designed built environment.[more]

Belvedere House, Dublin

Open House Dublin

16-18 October- Open House Dublin is a unique event, presented by the Irish Architecture Foundation. Over 100 free tours, events and workshops invite you to explore the rich architecture of Dublin.[more]

National Volunteer Management Conference

8th October, Dublin- A great opportunity to learn about best practice in volunteer management, hear some excellent speakers and network with other volunteer managers.[more]

'Building Performance Conference 15 - Hygrothermal Assessment of Solid Walls'

21st September, Dublin- As part of World Green Building Week, Dublin School of Architecture, DIT, is pleased to present 'Building Performance Conference 15 - Hygrothermal Assessment of Solid Walls' [more]

From Carrickfergus to Carcassonne

26th September, Carrickfergus. Come discover the story that links Medieval Ulster and Languedoc[more]

There’s a Credit Crunch, Not a Creative Crunch, Aida Wild, 2011 London, © Victoria and Albert Museum, London/Aida Wild

A World to Win

By:The National Print Museum

To celebrate the year of design, Irish Design 2015 and the National Print Museum host the Irish debut A World to Win, Posters of Protest and Revolution, an exhibition organised by the Victoria and Albert Museum, London.[more]

Irish Museums Association Forums 2015: Natural History Collections

By:Gina O'Kelly

The Forum will look at the acquisition, management and care of natural history collections.[more]

Culture Night

18th September, Nationwide- Culture Night is an annual all-island public event that celebrates culture, creativity and the arts.[more]

Getting ready for Comeraghs Wild 2015

Comeraghs Wild Festival

By:Bernadette Guest

Waterford, 17 Sept-20th Sept: Culture and heritage of the Comeragh Mountains are celebrated from Ballymacarbry and Rathgormack to Portlaw in one of Waterford's hidden jewels.[more]


10-11 September, Dublin- This conference will focus on the Book of Kells, the world's most famous medieval manuscript, with presentations on recent research trends and techniques, and on the challenges faced in displaying great...[more]

Free Autumn Gardening Classes

29th August, 3rd & 10th September, 14th October -Powerscourt, Co Wicklow. Powerscourt Garden Pavilion in Enniskerry, County Wicklow is offering four free autumn gardening classes to its customers over the coming weeks. [more]

Introduction to Industrial Heritage

September, Dublin- Introduction to Industrial Heritage for professionals. [more]

Ireland’s Wildlife CSI Weekend

12-13 September, Meath- A weekend of talks and practical sessions, with the intention of facilitating effective working relationships between the law enforcement bodies, charities, NGOs and the public in general.[more]

Modern Builds Traditional Skills

25-26 July, Tipperary- A weekend of practical workshops and open discussionworkshops based around natural and traditional

mortars and their application and use in todays modern builds.[more]

Stories Well Told- Interpreting Archaeological and Cultural Heritage Resources.

26th-28th August, Kilkenny-This workshop brings together leading experts in heritage interpretation to discuss key messages, audience engagement, interpretative media, tourism, the role of new technologies and international best...[more]

Realising the Hidden Potential of Ireland’s Towns

5th November, Kilkenny- This conference will address the difficulties facing many of Ireland’s smaller towns and set out an agenda that will deliver benefits for Ireland’s towns and the people who live in them. [more]

Dungarvan1215 Programme

Dungarvan 1215

By:Bernadette Guest

3rd & 4th July, Waterford- Celebrate 800 years of history in Dungarvan on as Dungarvan 1215 - a programme of culture and heritage events marks the granting of a charter to the town by King John[more]

Image: Woman’s Way Weekly, Ireland’s leading woman’s magazine

Modern Wife, Modern Life

By:Gretta Halpin

2 July-30 August- Modern Wife, Modern Life is an exhibition exploring the ‘ideal wife’ turned ‘modern wife’ in 1960s Ireland as seen through the pages of women’s magazines. Curated by Ciara Meehan of University of Hertfordshire.,...[more]

National Landscape Forum

25th June, Dublin- Landscape Alliance Ireland has convened a forum which the focus is on how best to deliver on the aspirations of the Landscape Strategy.[more]


Lughnasadh - Feasting and Celebrations

By:David Ryan

7th August, Cork-Enjoy contributions from our speakers as they discuss the festival of Lughnasadh and the customs surrounding it[more]

Day of Archaeology

24th July, online at www.dayofarchaeology.com Find out what archaeologists really do as archaeologists worldwide demonstrate their work. [more]

Magna Carta and the Making of a Metropolis

2nd July, Dublin A half-day symposium to mark the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta and the Fee-Farm charter.[more]

Programme of Events

4th Annual Doolin Heritage Weekend

By:Michelle Fennell

20th & 21st June, Co Clare- A weekend to celebrate the archaeology, historical traditions and heritage of Doolin. [more]

Gallows Hill Survey Results and demonstration

Survey results of Gallows Hill

By:Waterford County Museum (Chrissy Knight-O'Connor)

21st August, Waterford Kevin Barton (geophysicist) will return to Gallows Hill, Dungarvan and inform residents of the results from the survey of the mound and surrounding area.[more]

Trinity Zoological Museum

The interactive exhibition is great for visitors of all ages and we also offer free lunchtime animal talks every Wednesday at 13.10.[more]

Francis Johnston, 1760 - 1829

Townley Hall Open Day

By:Micahel Kavanagh

Celebrating the architectural and social history surrounding Townley Hall and the work of its architect, Francis Johnston (1760-1829).[more]

The Three Fates

Public Art Walking Tours

By:Orla Ryan

Dublin City Centre, every Sunday at 1:00pm- Public Art Walking Tours launches for the summer.[more]

One of many displays to be seen on the day

Titanic Vintage Festival

By:Justin McElwee

The 21st Annual Vintage Day celibrates Irish heritage and culture with a massive assortment of vintage machinery, cars,craft displays, food and live music.[more]

What do We Lose When we Lose A Library

9-11 September, Belgium- Conference to commemorate the fire of Leuven University Library 1914[more]

Irish Ringfort

Bealtaine - Irish Ringforts & Fairy Legends

By:David Ryan

9th May, Cork-A talk by leading experts in archaeology and folklore on the topic of ringforts and associated fairy legends[more]

National Dawn Chorus Day

17th May, nationwide-National Dawn Chorus Day is traditionally the day when wildlife enthusiasts the length and breadth of Ireland set their alarm clocks a little earlier than usual and go out to enjoy a morning of beautiful...[more]

National Biodiversity Week

22nd May-1st June, nationwide- National Biodiversity Week is all about connecting people with nature. It’s about communicating the importance of biodiversity and motivating people to play their part in protecting it. [more]

GAA Museum, Croke Park, Dublin

Exploring Museum Collections Nationwide

June Nationwide- Lecture series to explore a diverse range of collections open to the public in Ireland. All the collections have achieved Full Accreditation in the Heritage Council’s Museum Standards Programme for Ireland.[more]

Lough Derg Nature Trail Launch & Seminar

30th April, Galway- Launch of Lough Derg (on the Shannon) Nature Trail with short seminar.[more]

South Munster Rail Tour

7th-12th May- Cork & Kerry-The Railway Preservation Society of Ireland announces its 46th Irish Railway Heritage Weekend. [more]

Irish Towns as Shared European Heritage: Irish Historic Towns Atlas Seminar

22nd May, Dublin- This is the first in a new set of annual Irish Historic Towns Atlas (IHTA) seminars that will explore Irish towns and cities within the European context. [more]

Conservation Without Frontiers: Historic Buildings of Armagh & Monaghan in Context

25th-27th June, Armagh & Monaghan- A three day cross border summer school to explore discuss and debate issues relating to our shared Irish heritage.[more]

Festival of Faith and Flowers to celebrate 700 years of history at St. Nicholas Church of Ireland, Adare. Preparations are now underway for the biggest ever flower festival to be staged in Adare, Co. Limerick as members of St. Nicholas Church of Ireland and a host of volunteer arrangers from across the county start work on telling the story of the 700-year-old Augustinian Abbey through flowers. The Festival of Faith and Flowers will take place will take place at St. Nicholas Church of Ireland between Friday 22nd and Sunday 24th May 2015. Pictured from left to right are: Janet Bray, Canon Liz Beasley and Meriel Clarke.

Festival of Faith & Flowers

By:Liz Burke

22nd-24th May, Limerick- Celebrating the history of the 700-year-old Augustinian Abbey through flowers, music and poetry.[more]

Roscommon Cross Slabs - Community Photogrammetry Training Project

23rd May-27th June (Saturdays)- An exciting new training course is being offered to the public as part of a project to digitally record early Christian cross slabs in Co. Roscommon.[more]

Coastwatch: Blue Info Days

25th & 26th April, Wexford- Blue Info Days' is aimed at the general public including families and students who want to enjoy the sea and care for it, as well as those professionally engaged in the sea, monitoring and harvesting...[more]

Conemara: Famine and Landscape

23rd-25th April, Galway- Oughterard Heritage Group in partnership with the Heritage Office, Galway County Council is hosting a conference entitled ‘Conamara: Emigration & Landscape’[more]

Fermoy Heritage Conference

1st & 2nd May, Fermoy, Co Cork- A conference on the later Medieval History and Archaeology of North Cork focused on the medieval Book of Fermoy.[more]

"No bit of the natural world is more valuable or more vulnerable than the tree bit" - Seamus Heaney speaking at the launch of the Michael Warren sculpture Antaeus, in 1998 as part of the Sculpture in Woodland project, located in the Coillte forest, Devil's Glen, Co Wicklow.Irish Farmers Journal 7th September 2013

Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore

18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence of the local Wicklow area in his work.[more]

Wise Use of Wetlands Conference

21st May, Monaghan-Discussion & demonstrations on how to adopt a wise use approach in practice, through good planning, education and community action to ensure the conservation of our important wetlands.[more]

Burren in Bloom

30th April-18th May, Co Clare- The Burren in Bloom Festival 2015 is nearly here with a series of illustrated talks and organised walks during the month of May. Walks are held on Wednesdays and Sundays with talks on Tuesdays and...[more]

International Day on Monuments and Sites

18th April, Worldwide- The International Day for Monuments and Sites (18 April) celebrates the diversity of heritage throughout the world. This year, it celebrates is 50th anniversary.[more]

Oceans of Time!

By:Treasa Ní Ghearraigh

A geological trip across Dún Chaocháin's stunning landscape with a nod to its industrial heritage.[more]

National Planning Conference 2015

16-17 April, Cork- 50 Years On: The Resurgence of Planning

Irish Planning Institute, 40th Anniversary National Planning Conference 2015[more]

17th Medieval Dublin Symposium

16 May, Dublin- Friends of Medieval Dublin present the 17th Medieval Dublin Symposium which will be held at Trinity College Dublin. [more]

National Pilgrim Paths Day

4th April Nationwide- Easter Festival based on Ireland’s dense network of medieval pilgrim walking routes. Organised by the local communities adjacent to each of our principal penitential routes.[more]

Town and Country in Late Medieval Ireland

21 March, Dublin- A conference in memory of John Bradley, under the general theme of Ireland and Europe in the late Middle Ages. [more]

Sugán Chair Making

Weekend in the Hills May 2015

By:Jenny Cooper

9-10 May, Galway- Hosted in partnership between CELT and Slieve Aughty Centre, is a unique experience, giving students knowledge in their chosen traditional skill.[more]

Festival of Outdoor Learning

18th-19th April, Wicklow- Environmental Education Ireland are delighted to host the debut Festival of Outdoor Learning on April 18-19th, 2015 in the stunning Wicklow Mountains![more]

Spring and Early Summer Events on the Great Southern Trail

The Great Southern Trail (GST) is a unique 85km stretch of countryside in West Limerick/North Kerry. It is the route taken by the Limerick - Tralee railway line, which opened in 1867/1880 and closed in 1975/1977.[more]

Open Data Workshop

19th February in Dublin- Department of Public Expenditure and Reform are hosting an Open Data Workshop to bring together publishers and users of Open Data.[more]

Rathcroghan Conference: Archaeology Above and Below

12th April- Roscommon- Community Archaeology conference to create a forum for discussion between communities and individuals who wish to interpret the story of the landscapes we inhabit. [more]

European Museum of the Year Award 2015

13-16 May, Glasgow- The European Museum of the Year Award (EMYA) event will take place in Glasgow, Scotland, from Wednesday 13th to Saturday 16th May 2015. [more]

National Print Museum: February - July 2015 Event & Workshop Guide

The National Print Museum February - July 2015 Event Guide is here![more]

Irish Geneaology Summer School

Cork 28th June-5th July This genealogy summer school offers a complete course in the latest Irish genealogy research, as one would expect from a summer school held in UCC.[more]

Belfast's Industry and Infrastructure 1750-1911- Evening Lecture by Fred Hamond

9th February, Dublin- An evening lecture by Fred Hamond examining the transformation of Belfast from a regional commercial centre in

the mid-1700s to a world industrial city by the eve of the First World War. [more]

Connecting People with Places: Education Weekend in the Burren

27th Feb-1st March, 2015, Kinvara, Co Galway- Workshops and field trips for anyone that is interested in bringing heritage (natural, built or cultural) into the hearts and minds of their audiences.[more]

Loans Forum for the Irish Museum Sector

4 March, Dublin- A forum to discuss the facilitation of loans between Irish National Cultural Institutions and the Irish museum sector. [more]

What Can the Digital Do For Architecture + its History, in Ireland?

23rd January, Dublin- This day-long symposium brings together researchers and practitioners in the fields of architectural history, education and technology, folklore, architectural practice, archives, visualisation and...[more]

Irish Museums Association Annual Conference

27 Feb-1 March, Ulster Museum,Belfast- Annual conference for Museums and gallaries. The Theme this year is "Museums in Society: Navigating Public Policy"[more]

National Print Museum 'Censored’ Lecture Series 2015

By:Gretta Halpin

January-May 2015, Dublin- The ‘Censored’ public lecture series returns to the National Print Museum.[more]

Heritage Week Training Day for Event Organisers

9th April, Dublin- It promises to be a very enjoyable day with a great mix of ideas and areas covered that will be of use to you as you plan your events for National Heritage Week 2015. [more]

Wild Atlantic - Marine, Seabird and Geology daily expert guided tours

By:Bridgette Brew

Explore the Wild Atlantic's marine and seabird life and the cliff and island geology from the comfort of the largest and most comfortable boats cruising under the Cliffs of Moher and to the Aran Islands.[more]

Experimental Archaeology Conference 9 (EAC9) 2015

16-18 January, Dublin- The international conference will consist of 20 paper presentation, 32 poster presentations and a series of practical demonstrations from contributors from 15 countries from all around the world. [more]

Weather Beaten Archaeology

7th March, Sligo- The first of its kind. The Conference aims to establish a forum for the exchange of experiences of extreme weather events and their impact on archaeological sites. [more]

Historic Towns Research Awards Ceremony

25th November, Dublin- to reward research being conducted by students in Ireland. [more]

Explore Your Archive

10-16 November- Come and see where the records of your life, your community, your business, your nation and your world are collected, kept safe and made accessible. [more]

Lecture: The Asgard, from Launch to Gun Running to Conservation

20th November, Dublin- The History of Asgard, from Launch to Gun Running to Conservation is the title of a lecture by Pat Murphy.[more]

'Held in Trust' Heritage Seminar

22nd November, Donegal- a free seminar entitled ‘Held in Trust' on conserving the built heritage and exploring civic trusts in County Donegal's towns and villages.[more]

HLM Project - Hot Limes Demonstrations and Update

25th November, Dublin- A series of practical demonstrations and discussion on the use of hot lime and clay mortars including the findings of the Hot Lime Mortar Project[more]

Sensing the Past – New Approaches to European Landscapes

24th-26th February, Germany- An international conference on the achievement of the ArchaeoLandscapes Europe Project (ArcLand), one of the largest initiatives within the Culture Programme of the European Union in the years from...[more]

Workshop: Community Energy

20th November, Dublin- 1 full day workshop, providing an insight into opportunities to plan, set up, and finance community energy.[more]

Recent archaeological research in the Boyne Valley.

29th November, Meath- This will be the third biennial seminar exploring recent archaeological research from a variety of projects across the Boyne Valley.[more]

© National Museum of Ireland

Special Lecture - The Bog Bodies Project: Latest Research

By:Jennifer O'Mahony

13th November 2014- Science Week 2014. Special Lecture - The Bog Bodies Project: Latest Research[more]

Documenting and Exploring Diversity in Ireland's Built Heritage.

22nd November- Dublin- This one-day symposium in Freemasons' Hall celebrates the work and reviews the objectives of the Buildings of Ireland series in recording the architecture of our island — old and new; urban and rural; from...[more]

Natural Play Conference

24th October, Dublin- Organised by The Local Authority Play Network, the aim of the conference is to look at opportunities and practicalities for natural play and providing some inspiring examples.[more]

Halloween Archaeology Summer Camp

27th-31st October- 7-12 year olds- SIA will be holding its annual Halloween Camp in Harold's Cross National School.[more]

Celebrating Traditional Field Gates

12th October, Kilkenny- The Heritage Office of Kilkenny County Council invites you to an afternoon of events on celebrating our traditional farm gates.[more]

Open Day at the National Archives

11th October- Dublin- Throughout the day, visitors will have the opportunity to view the work of the National Archives through a series of seminars. Tours of the conservation, storage and digitisation areas will also take place. [more]

Robert O'Byrne

Limerick Chapter of Irish Georgian Society Knight of Glin Memorial Lecture

By:Emma Gilleece

14th October, Limerick- Irish Georgian Society presents 'The future of the Irish country house in the 21st century'- Knight of Glin Memorial Lecture[more]

Traditional extended farmstead with slate roof near Dunfanaghy, County Donegal

'Rural Houses of Donegal' Seminar

By:Joseph Gallagher

18th October, Donegal- Free vernacular architecture seminar including guest presentations by built heritage experts and traditional building skills demonstrations.[more]

Roman Forum

Irish Museums Association (IMA) Forum: Industrial and Working Collections

By:Gina O'Kelly

6th October, Dublin- Nine speakers will present short (15-min) presentations, selected through an open call for papers, and will cover a range of topics relating to our Industrial Heritage Collections, such as Custodianship,...[more]

Open House Dublin 2014: Learning From Buildings

17-19 October, Dublin- The Irish Architecture Foundations presents Open House Dublin. From over 100 tours, events and workshops will invite you to explore the rich architecture of Dublin. As always the events are completely...[more]

8th Irish Bat Conference, Workshops & BOOK LAUNCH

11 & 12th October- Cork- Bat Conservation Ireland presents

8th Irish Bat Conference, Workshops & BOOK LAUNCH[more]

Schools & Cultural Engagement: Design, Film, Digital Media Art & Education & Schools Seminar

27th September, Dublin- The Seminar will explore ideas in design, film and digital media and is open to all primary and post-primary teachers to help integrate culture, creativity and the arts into their classwork. [more]

Learning Together: Museums and Cities of Culture For All!

11-13 September, Limerick- The Hunt Museum and Limerick will welcome world leaders in community engagement, museums and heritage to provide educators, community leaders and museum professionals the opportunity to meet and discuss...[more]

Culture Night 2014

19th September, Nationwide- Hundreds of Free events to explore, experience and enjoy! From nation’s capital to county town, everyone’s getting involved! Arts and cultural organisations open their doors until late with hundreds...[more]

Censored Lecture Series Programme 2014

'Censored' Free Public Lecture Series at the National Print Museum

By:Gretta Halpin

4th September-4th December, Dublin ‘Censored’ is a series of eight free evening lectures, running on the first Thursday of each month, from September 2014 to August 2015. [more]

Sliabh Aughty Furnace Festival

20 & 21st September, Clare- a variety of attractions planned, including blacksmithing, sword fighting demonstrations and 17th century games, talks by local historians and academic speakers and guided tour of monuments.[more]

Maintenance of Town Walls Workshops

8th & 9th October, Dublin- The IWTN will be running two workshops on how to plan and conduct simple maintenance actions on medieval town walls. [more]

Galway City International Heritage Conference- 'A Millennium and a Half of Irish Literary Heritage'

24th-26th September, Galway- The fourth annual Galway City International Heritage Conference runs from Wednesday the 24th of September through Friday the 26th of September and is currently open for registration. [more]

Stone Wall and Stone Carving/Lettering Workshops

18th-21st September- A series of workshops on stone wall building, stone carving and lettering will take place on Inis Oirr. [more]

Rathmichael Historical Society Summer Lectures

18-22 August, Dublin- Rathmichael Historical Society are hosting evening summer lectures under the general theme of "The Normans in Ireland". [more]

Loughrea Medieval Festival

Galway, 29-31st August- The festival will complement Loughrea‘s Irish Walled Towns status. An exciting and varied programme of free events, designed to appeal to people of all ages. [more]

Official Launch of Heritage Week

23rd August, Merrion Square Park, Dublin- We are teaming up with the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland for an archaeological extravaganza for the launch of Heritage Week. [more]

Traditional Skills Weekend

13 & 14th September, Galway- CELT, in partnership with Slieve Aughty Centre, hosting Weekend in the Hills traditional skills training at introductory / intermediate level. Choose one from 17 training courses on offer. [more]

Practised in the Art of War: Limerick Sieges 1642-1691

3rd-5th October, Limerick- The conference, organised by the Thomond Archaeological and Historical Society will look at the four internationally-flavoured sieges that took place in Limerick during the half century between 1651 and...[more]

Kilkenny: Pop Up Museum

Every Thursday in August- The Parade, Kilkenny- Archaeological displays, The Big Dig, cartoon saloon artists, make your own artefact[more]

Youghal Celebrates History: A Gathering of Friends

19th-21st September, Cork- A celebration of the History of the Quakers. Celebrate a wonderful chapter in the history of Youghal with excellent speakers and a fascinating field trip.[more]

Heritage Week 2015

22nd-30th August 2015- There’s lots of fun in store for you during National Heritage Week with lots of events taking place nationwide. [more]

National Print Museum Event Guide August - December 2014

By:Gretta Halpin

The National Print Museum August - December 2014 Event Guide is here! [more]

Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown Summer of Heritage Programme

Now in its sixth year this programme provides accsss to some of the county's best heritage sites including the Martello Towers at Seapoint and Killiney, Cabinteely House and Dún Laoghaire's Oratory of the Sacred Heart.[more]

Wild Ireland Tour

1st-31st August, Nationwide- Join Liam Lysaght, Director of the National Biodiversity Data Centre on A trip around Ireland to celebrate Ireland’s wildlife. [more]

Stone Carving Summer School in Croatia

Croatia: 10 day workshops- The program is designed to provide traditional skills and techniques of carving in stone: Carving architectural stone, Carving ornament, Carving letters[more]

Get your Garden Buzzing with Eanna Ni Lamhna

12th July, Powerscourt Estate, Co Wicklow- Join one of Ireland’s best known public figures in the area of nature and the environment for a wild and wonderful talk about ‘Gardening for Wildlife’. Eanna Ni Lamhna, [more]

These Immovable Walls Performing Power at Dublin Castle

Friday 11 & Saturday 12 July, Dublin Castle- Dublin Castle will host an exhibition by seven national and international artists

looking at the theme of power and its relationship to performance.[more]

Meaths Many Birds Of Prey

Meaths Many Birds Of Prey

By:Birdwatch Ireland Meath Branch

Meaths many birds of Prey. The importance of Farming in their protection and best practice in rodent control.[more]

Conference: Cultural Policy and Management in Ireland

25th June, Dublin- This one-day conference will bring together speakers from a wide variety of backgrounds across the cultural field in Ireland to consider key changes that have taken place since 2008 in policies, structures and...[more]

Galway Garden Festival

5th & 6th July, Galway- Great Garden Weekend: gardens & W War 1, design, medicinal plants, poetry reading, live music, botanical art, artisan food, kids' fun, courtesy bus.[more]

Dr Ian Evans with some of the shoes recovered from houses and buildings in Australia

Fairies, Witches and Folk Magic in Ireland and Australia

18th June, Sligo- The long-forgotten history of folk magic in Ireland and Australia will be revealed at a talk by two experts on Wednesday 18th June at IT Sligo[more]

Food Riot in Galway

Understanding Ireland’s Great Famine Conference

27-29 June, Galway- This 3 day Famine conference will feature recent and exciting research by academics and communities which is revealing new insights and evidence[more]

Lost & Found: County Donegal's Archaeological Heritage

14th June, Donegal- Free Seminar on the archaeological heritage of County Donegal. Organised by Donegal County Council[more]

Programme 2014

Loophead Summer Hedge School

By:Carmel Madigan

A module based environmental and creative leisure learning summer school encompassing outdoor explorations of the wild local habitats of rocky shore, moorland, hedgerow and indoor creativity workshops.[more]

Kilkee -German connection

By:Kilkee Civic Trust

Lecture on the historic heritage of Kilkee - German connection[more]

The Irish High Cross Pop-Up Exhibition

By:Sharon Greene

Kildare, July & August- A free exhibition about our iconic Irish high crosses, where to find them and the art that decorates them.[more]

Lughnasa Games

By:Niamh Connor

2-4 August- A celebration of our unique Gaelic culture and heritage[more]

The Reek from Roscommon

Feile Crom

By:Niamh Connor

20-21st June- Summer Solstice celebration and Pilgrimage to The Reek.[more]

Cool Walks Lough Derg


Clare, Every Sunday- Enjoy relaxed walks through the Lough Derg surroundings. This area enjoys some of the most delightful scenery and heritage in the west of Ireland.[more]

Dublin Garden Festival

Dublin Garden Festival

13-15 June, Dublin- Bringing the Outside Inside! A new garden festival in the heart of Dublin City.[more]

Family Farming in Ireland: Continuity and Change

5th June- As part of the FAO Year of the Family Farm Teagasc are hosting a one day conference exploring the theme of Family Farming in Ireland: Continuity and Change. [more]

EUROPARC Annual Conference: "Understanding the value of nature"

28th September-1st October, Kerry- The EUROPARC Annual Conference: "Understanding the value of nature", will take place in Killarney. [more]

Brian Boru Seminar Day

By:East Clare Heritage

A series of talks by historians highlighting the world of Brian Boru and East Clare. Speakers include Ken Nicholl one of the most widely respected Irish historians, author of Gaelic and Gaelicised Ireland in the Middle Ages. [more]

Conference: The 16th Century Walled Town

5th & 6th June 2014- Limerick- The Conference Looks at the socio-economic and political governance of the 16th century town; the changes in design in the merchant's house; it looks at merchants and builders, defences, artillery,...[more]

Daily Walking Tour of Grand Canal Dock

1st May — 30th September- Dublin- The tour begins in the Waterways Ireland Visitor Centre located on Grand Canal Quay and explores Grand Canal Dock from its historical development in the 18th century that changed the shape of...[more]

Uplands Community Partnership Conference

28 & 29th May Waterford- The conference aims to bring together established and emerging uplands community based groups to discuss current issues[more]


CELT Weekend in the Hills traditional skills training event

17 & 18th May- Galway- Traditional and Ecological Skills Training

Learn a new skill, get out into nature, eat delicious organic food and revive yourself in good company.[more]

An Introduction to Fieldwalking- IAI CPD Programme

10th May, Dublin- Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland (IAI) as part of its Continuous Professional Development Programme 2014 present An introduction to Field Walking[more]

A Weekend of Traditional Buildings Skills Demonstrations & Conservation Talks

10 & 11 May, Limerick- An opportunity to see demonstrations by leading conservation practitioners of thatching, slating, lime mortar use, repair of historic windows, decorative plasterwork, ironwork and many more traditional...[more]

UCD School of Archaeology Research Seminar 2013-14 People and their Worlds

Dublin, 1st May- This year's UCD School of Archaeology Research Seminar will include a range of presentations from staff, researchers and PhD students, showcasing ongoing and new research being carried out at University College...[more]

Easter 2014: Revolutionary Tours at Glasnevin Cemetery

April 18th - 21st, daily at 2:30pm, Dublin- Commemorate the Easter Rising in Glasnevin Cemetery with a Revolutionary Tour [more]

Free Training Day for Heritage Week Organisers

28th April, Dublin- In preparation for National Heritage Week 2014, event organisers are being invited to attend a free Heritage Week Event Organiser Training Day. [more]

National Pilgrim Paths Day

19th April, Nationwide- The first National Pilgrim Paths Day will see a nationwide series of walking and cycling events take place on Ireland’s medieval penitential trails. [more]

Book of Lismore

Fir Maige, Fermoy From Gaelic Kingdom to Anglo-Norman lordship

May 2-4- Fermoy, Cork- Fir Maige, Fermoy From Gaelic Kingdom to Anglo-Norman lordship A conference focused on the of northeast Cork.[more]

Annual Inter-University Debate- The arrival of the Normans was no bad thing

23rd April, Kilkenny- Leading authorities from Irish Universities will argue the merits —and demerits - of a historic event and its wider impact on the Irish nation. [more]

Creevykeel Court Tomb, County Sligo

International Day of Sites and Monuments 2014

17 April, Dublin- ICOMOS Ireland in collaboration with the Irish National Committee of the Blue Shield are holding a short seminar to commemorate the International Day of Sites and Monuments 2014, on the theme of ‘commemoration’.[more]

Call for Participants for Artistic project in the National Park in Killarney in May/June

Post Colony is a project devised by artist Gareth Kennedy which will explore the natural, industrial, colonial and heritage histories of Killarney National Park, Co. Kerry. It will use the invasive species Rhododendron pontium as...[more]

Care and Maintenance of Historic and Traditional Buildings

10th May, Monaghan- This seminar for owners, carers and lovers of historic and traditional houses will provide practical, appropriate and easy to understand advice and guidance on how to maintain your property.[more]

Evan Davis opens the 3D Printing Exhibition at The Science Museum, London

3D Printing and Museum Workshops at The Hunt Museum

The Hunt Museum have "3D Printing and Museums" Workshops coming up in June. Model and print your own museum-inspired model![more]

Clontarf 1014-2014: A conference to mark the millenium of the Battle of Clontarf

11-12 April, Dublin- The objective of the Clontarf 1014-2014 conference is to establish the truth of what really happened at Clontarf for a twenty-first century audience.[more]

Historic Settlement and West Cork

9-11 May, Cork- (44th) Annual conference of the Group for the Study of Irish Historic Settlement.[more]

Landscape Conference I: Landscape as Heritage in Policy

Gent, Belgium, 1-2 July 2013- CHeriScape, Cultural Heritage in Landscape Conference I: Landscape as Heritage in Policy. First conference announcement and call for posters .[more]

Castletown Lecture Series

Castletown House, Co Kildare- Monthly evening lectures will take place from March- October at Castletown. [more]

Railways and Industry in Ireland

10th May, Dundalk, Co Louth- Industrial Heritage Association Annual Conference. [more]

European Day of Parks

24th May- Throughout Europe- This year’s theme is: “Parks for nature. Parks for well-being. Parks for peace”[more]

International Mother Earth Day

22nd April- Earth Day 2014 Green Cities- Earth Day 2014 will focus on the unique environmental challenges of our time. As the world’s population migrates to cities, and as the bleak reality of climate change becomes increasingly...[more]

International Day of Monuments and Sites

18th April, Worldwide- Theme for 18 April 2014: "Heritage of Commemoration"[more]

International Day of Forests

21st March, Worldwide- On each International Day of Forests, countries are encouraged to undertake local, national and international efforts to organize activities involving forests and trees, such as tree planting campaigns etc.[more]

The Responsible Tourism Conference 2014

19th March, Dublin- This one-day conference aims to stimulate debate and discussion around the concept of responsible tourism. The theme for this conference will be: 'What does responsible tourism have to offer Ireland?'[more]

Padraig Pearse Oration Re-enactment at Glasnevin Cemetery

The now famous speech delivered by Padraig Pearse at the grave of Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa on 1st August, 1915, will be re-enacted daily at 2.30pm by an actor dressed as Pearse in full uniform. [more]

Natural Capital Values - Ireland's Hidden Wealth

28th & 29th April, Dublin- The aim of the conference is to provide a clearer and more positive understanding of natural capital values.[more]

2014 Events at Waterford Treasures

Waterford: Upcoming events in Waterford Treasures and Viking Triangle[more]

Archaeology Above & Below

5 & 6th April- Roscommon- This year Rathcroghan Visitor Centre's archaeology conference we will focus on mobilising communities to embark on projects that uncover, analyse, and showcase the plethora of monuments that dot the...[more]

Bird Survey Techniques at The Wexford Slobs

23rd April, Wexford- Dr Olivia Crowe from BirdWatch Ireland will lead a workshop entitled 'Bird Survey Techniques' at the Wexford Slobs. The workshop is aimed at the professional ecologist. [more]

Whale and Dolphin conservation in Irish waters

28th February, Cork- Illustrated talk by Pádraig Whooley, IWDG in support of whale and dolphin conservation in Irish waters.[more]

Royal Irish Academy Lecture Series

Feb-May, Dublin- The Royal Irish Academy have organised a series of lectures on the momentous events of 1014, Brian Boru, the Vikings in Ireland and more.[more]

National Planning Conference

10 & 11th April, Limerick- The annual Irish Planning Institute Conference- 50 Years of Planning: Time to Lead Change and Plan for Growth[more]

Wetlands and Agriculture Conference: Partners for Growth

6 & 7th March- Tralee, Co Kerry- Conference to explore some of the issues around wetlands and land management, such as planning regulations, agri-environmental schemes, flood

management and other alternatives to wetland usage,...[more]

Organise an Event for National Tree Week

National Tree week takes place from 2-8 March. The Tree Council of Ireland invites you to organise one or more events for the week.[more]

Deise greenway, Co Waterford

The Greenway Forward for Tourism, Health & Sport

9th April, Dundalk, Co Louth- The conference’s theme is about how developing Green Infrastructure for outdoor recreation can contribute not only to tourism development but also to improving people’s health, as well as their...[more]

Talking teeth: Using isotope analysis in archaeological research

27th February, Dublin- One day workshop by Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland. A basic introduction to the principles of the most commonly used isotopes in investigations of archaeological material.[more]

St Patrick’s Week Conference at Down County Museum

14th March, Down County Museum- St Patrick’s Week Conference at Down County Museum: Holy Wells, High Crosses and the Landscape from the Air. [more]

Conserving your Dublin Period House Course & Walking Tour

Dublin, Starting 4th March 1pm-2pm- A series of talks on the history and significance of Dublin’s period houses and practical advice on their conservation.[more]

Cabragh Wetlands, Co Tipperary

World Wetlands Day- February 2nd

World Wetlands Day is celebrated internationally each year on 2 February. It marks the anniversary of the signing of the Convention on Wetlands of International Importance (Ramsar Convention) in Ramsar, Iran, on 2 February 1971.[more]

Tidier Towns the Way Forward

12th February, Fermoy, Co Cork- The aim of the conference is to motivate community groups around the country to improve their areas. [more]

Seminar on Historic Ironwork in Graveyards

27th February, Limerick- Abington Enterprise Centre Ltd.

are holding a One Day Seminar on

Historic Ironwork in Graveyards.[more]

Museums and Memory: Challenging Histories- IMA Annual Conference

21-23 February 2014, Waterford- The IMA Annual Conference will take the 'Decade of Commemorations' as a starting point to examine how different societies and nations memorialise and remember moments in history which are of...[more]

Connemara Four Seasons Winter Walking Festival

27-29 December- Explore Connemara with guides Michael Gibbons & Gerry McCluskey providing a unique insight into the rich cultural, archaeological and historic heritage of this most beautiful and wild part of the country. [more]

Environ 2014: Environmental Challenges and Solutions

26-28 February, Dublin- The theme of this year's colloquium provokes delegates into considering how their research either investigates contemporary threats to the natural and human environment and/or contributes towards finding...[more]

Annual Meeting of Irish Freshwater Biologists

7th March, Dublin- The 2014 annual meeting of Irish Freshwater Biologists takes place at UCD. [more]

City of Dublin Winter Solstice Celebration

21st December, Dublin- In its 4th year, this grassroots community event is a unique gathering of people of all ethnicities and cultures for the ancient Celtic celebration of the darkest day of the year. [more]

Museum Engagement and Digital Technologies

30th January, Limerick- The event aims to introduce participants to how emerging digital modelling and 3D printing technologies are being used to engage people into, and re-appropriate museum objects. [more]

The Irish Workhouse Past and Present

17 & 18th May 2014, Galway- The Irish Workhouse Past & Present will be the

topic of a conference to be held in the Irish Workhouse Centre, Portumna.[more]

Introduction to YOUR Planning System

6th December- Learn more about how the Irish Planning System works and the opportunities for public participation that exist. [more]

Investing in Our Public Parks Why should we do it?

10th December, Dublin- The seminar will cover new research in several key aspects of public parks design and management; taking in ecology and biodiversity, planning and green infrastructure, with reference to current research...[more]

Creating A Pop Up Exhibition or Temporary Museum in A Vacant Retail Location

3rd & 4th December, Kilkenny- The purpose of the course is teach members of the community how to conceive, design and run a temporary exhibition or town museum in an unused town centre space.[more]

Landscape in its Complexity: The Planning Issue

21st November, Cork- An evening event to explore the special relationship between landscape and planning.[more]

Garda Siochana Memorabilia Event

16 November, Dublin- The Garda Siochana Historical Society are campaigning to digitize old police photographs, artefacts & documents before the identities/stories associated with the items are forgotten. [more]

Lecture: Lost at Sea? Ships’ Printers and Printing

21st November, Dublin- The large ocean liners of the early to mid-twentieth century have become symbols of both luxury and tragedy. Ephemera associated with them have always held souvenir status and is now highly sought after by...[more]

The Ingenious Irish: Some of the great Irish people whose ideas and inventions shaped the modern world

12th November, Waterford- Did you know that the Cream Cracker and the Rasher are Waterford Inventions? Come to hear the story of these inventions and many more.[more]

Public Talk at WIT- The King Under the Car Park with Dr Cas Kramer

11th November, Waterford- Hear all about the most ambitious archaeological projects ever attempted: no less than a search for the lost grave of King Richard III, the last English king to die in Battle. [more]

Revealing the Past: Archaeological Research in Ireland

28th November, Dublin- This public seminar, organised by the Academy Committee for Archaeology, aims to showcase to wide general audience, the results of several recently funded excavations and research projects.[more]

Symposium: The Life of Pádraig Á“ Siochfhradha (An Seabhac) (1883-1964):

15 & 16 November, Kerry- A Symposium of scholars will gather to discuss An Seabhac and explore the important bilingual, socio-political and cultural value of his personal papers. [more]

Seminar "At the Heart of Nature"

20th November, Monaghan- The event will launch the first Regional Biodiversity Action Framework on the island of Ireland, outlining the structure for collaboration between local authorities and other stakeholders on a...[more]

Native Irish Honey Bee Society Conference

10 November, Westmeath- First Annual conference of the Native Irish Honey Bee Society[more]

Irish Fisheries, Food Products and Exports: A Historical Perspective

9 November, Dublin- Irish Fisheries, Food Products & Exports since Medieval Times. The conference is organised by the Discovery Programme, in association with the Agricultural History Society of Ireland and the Irish...[more]

Westport Study Day

11th October, Westport, Co Mayo- This is an opportunity to learn about the history, architecture, art, landscape and conservation of Westport House and town[more]

Forging the City Seminar: The Identification, Repair & Maintenance of Historic Ironwork

14th October, Dublin- One day CPD Seminar & exhibition on historic ironwork.[more]

Meanwhile Use of Spaces and Places

9th October, Dublin- Exploring how to deal with derelict buildings and spaces in your town[more]

Developing Sustainable Tourism Destinations

17 & 18 October, Clare- the Burren & Cliffs of Moher Geopark LIFE national conference on sustainable destination development through partnership; balancing conservation and tourism.[more]

IMA Forum: Textile Collections 2013

18th October, Dublin- IMA Forums are opportunities to share experience of working in museums with colleagues from across the Irish museums sector.[more]

David Thompson, Grantee, Mr Jimmy Deenihan TD, Minister for Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht, Amanda Ryan, Grants Officer, The Heritage Council, Anna Meenan, REPS Grants Officer, The Heritage Council

The National Ploughing Championships

The Heritage Council were delighted to be involved at the National Ploughing Championships in Stradbally, Co Laois last week.[more]

The State of Insect Conservation in Ireland

24th & 25th October, Dublin- The theme of the two days is insect conservation on the island of Ireland. It will provide an opportunity to find out about the latest research, hear about developments in Ireland, UK and Europe. [more]

Lecture: ‘What the friars read: the Irish Franciscan Library of St. Isidore's College Rome’

26th September, Dublin- During the 17thC Franciscan Luke Wadding established a college and library in Rome. This lecture will open a window into this wonderful library, its founders, donors and readers.[more]

Annual Symposium of the Irish Quaternary Association

29th November, Dublin- "Dating the Quaternary" is the title for this years annual symposim of the IQUA.[more]

Heritage Council Grants are Vital to Your Local Community

25th September, Dublin- Briefing Session for TDs and Senators on how vital Heritage Council grants are to your local community. [more]

The Heritage of an Emigrant's Home ('Culture Night' Event)

20th September, Donegal- Come along and learn about the cultural heritage, traditional architecture and emigration from west Donegal.[more]

Teaching is Easy in a School Garden

5th October, Dublin- Be part of Ireland's first ever school garden conference[more]

From Fields of Gold

28-29 September, Youghal, Cork- Organised by Youghal Celebrates History. The subject of this year's conference is ‘From Fields of Gold; A Celebration of Irish Whiskey’[more]

Course: Conservation Theory for Heritage Contracting

26th September, Dublin- This course is an in-depth look at the skills and standards set for the Register of Heritage Contractors. [more]

Developing the Socio-Economic Potential of Waterway Corridors

9th & 10th October, Tipperary- This diverse conference will focus on innovative approaches and cover topics ranging from sports activity development, to embracing our heritage, expanding our tourism potential and the development...[more]

ETHOS- Everything Tyrrellspass Has on Show

20 & 21st September, Lecture on archaeological finds and Field Trip to local archaeological sites[more]

An Evening with Jane Austen

3rd October, Dublin- An evening celebrating Jane Austen and the Launch of the newly formed Jane Austen Society of Ireland. [more]

Symposium: Street View: urban domestic architectures, 1700—1900

28th September, Dublin- Symposium will present new and ongoing research devoted to this building typology[more]

Open House Dublin: 100 Great Buildings from the Obvious to the Overlooked

Dublin, 4-6 October- 100 great Dublin buildings of all types and periods will open up their doors to the public to allow citizens and visitors to explore the architecture of their city.[more]

Industrial Heritage Association Autumn Events

The Industrial Heritage Association has some great events running this Autumn[more]

The Value of Wetlands — Investing in Nature for Climate, Conservation and Community

20th September, Waterford: Following great interest and attendance at the Waterford Wetlands Seminar in 2012, a follow up event is being hosted by Waterford County Council and the Irish Wildlife Trust. [more]

Forage for Wild Food along Powerscourt River Walk

7th September- Wicklow- Discover the art of foraging wild and edible foods such as wild flowers, herbs, walnuts, berries, mushrooms and garlic.[more]

The Geraldines and Medieval Ireland: The Making of a Myth

13 & 14 September, Dublin- Marking the 500th anniversary of the death of the 'Great Earl' of Kildare[more]

Ireland's Hair Hurling Balls

September-May, Mayo-"Hair hurling balls: Earliest artefacts of our national game" at the National Museum of Ireland - Country Life, Turlough Park, Castlebar, Co. Mayo.[more]

Becoming and Belonging in Ireland c1200-1600

October 11-13th, Enniskillen, Co Fermanagh- Becoming and belonging in Ireland 1200-1600 is a cross-disciplinary conference about identity and cultural practice in late-medieval and early modern Ireland.[more]

Heritage Practice in Contested Spaces’ Seminar

23rd - 26th September, Limavady, Co Derry- [more]

Wave on the walls in Derry

25 August, Derry- Take part in a giant wave to honour the 400 years since the creation of Derry City Walls. [more]

Wildlife Crime Conference

14/15 September-Ashbourne, Co Meath- To promote greater understanding, cooperation and communication between the law enforcement bodies, charities, NGOs and the public in general. [more]

2030 Vision: The Future of Energy in Ireland Conference

19th September, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim- As an EU Framework for 2030 is being drafted, it is time to look at the future for energy sources in Ireland[more]

James Fintan Lalor Inaugral Summer School

Portlaoise, 20 & 21st September- A tribute to a significant Laois-born national figure who engaged directly with the political climate of his time fighting for land rights for oppressed Irish farming community and working classes[more]

Dublin Tenement Experience: Living the Lockout

July-August, Dublin- See inside an undisturbed tenement property and get a taste of life of the working people of Dublin.(Open July 1st until August 31st)[more]

The Forgotten State of Industry

18th & 19th October, Wicklow- This exciting two day international conference brings together an exceptional group of speakers from across Ireland, Europe and beyond.[more]

Fota Garden History Summer School

16th-19th September- The course has been designed for amateurs and professionals alike or anyone interested in exploring the history of Fota in a participative way. [more]

3 Days of Viking Fun at Dublinia

Experience life as a viking merchant and chieftain. Play some viking games, hear the mythology of the vikings[more]

Dublin Squares Conference

Dublin Civic Trust is pleased to announce a major one-day conference assessing the role and significance, past, present and future, of the historic squares of Dublin.[more]

Learning Landscape Event in the Burren

18-20 July, The Burren- Two exciting days of creative workshops, field trips and networking events.[more]

Genealogy Summer School

30th June-6th July, Cork- A complete course in the latest Irish genealogy research and will be held at University College Cork.[more]

Galway Garden Festival

6th & 7th July- Galway Garden Festival will be held in Claregalway Castle.[more]

Walking Tour of Lime Work in Kilkenny City (Building Limes Forum Ireland)

15th June, Kilkenny- ‘Show ‘N’ Tell’ Walking tour of lime work in Kilkenny City[more]

Robert Boyle Summer School

6th & 7th July, Waterford- Celebrating the life of Robert Boyle, one of Ireland's most prominent scientists. [more]

Landed Estates and Irish Society

13 & 14th June- NUI Galway- Landed Estates Conference [more]

Lunchtime Lectures in association with Friends of Medieval Dublin and Dublin City Council

Lunchtime lecture series exploring seven events that impacted significantly on Medieval Dublin.



Carlow History Festival

15th & 16th June, Carlow- Fifty leading historians and thinkers from Ireland, the UK and the USA will contribute to a dazzling array of over 30 debates, discussions, readings and interviews.[more]

Third Annual Famine Conference

19 & 20th July, Strokestown Park, Co Roscommon- The theme of the conference is 'The Famine Irish: emigration and new lives' [more]

Conference "Power, Prayer & Public Archaeology"

2nd & 3rd July, Trim, Co Meath- A conference in celebration of 750 years since the foundation of the Black Friary[more]

OPW Tara Lecture Series

July- Various lecture series are running throughout the month of July at the Hill of Tara Visitor Centre. [more]

The Burren Rocks Festival

15th-23rd June, Co Clare- The Burren Rocks! takes place in June as part of European Geoparks Network Week[more]

Lecture: Abandoned Mansions of Ireland

29th June, Fota House, Cork- Lecture by Tarquin Blake's author of recent bestselling and critically acclaimed books Abandoned Mansions of Ireland Volume 1 and 2 published by The Collins Press.[more]

Bee Keeping Talk at Powerscourt, Co Wicklow

12th June @ 11:20am, Philip Mc Cabe, one of Ireland’s best known bee-keepers will talk about honey and bee-keeping in Ireland today[more]

Seminar: Get Ireland Walking

28th May, Dublin- Get Ireland Walking is the new national walking initiative funded by the Irish Sports Council and the Health Service Executive (HSE). [more]

Share your Memories of the JFK Visit 1963 at The National Library

Were you there when JFK was here in May 1963? If so, the National Library of Ireland would love you to come along to the National Library on 30th May and Share your memories. [more]

Monument Survey, Hill of Tara, Co. Meath

10th June, Meath- Monument Survey of the Hill of Tara, Co Meath[more]

International Museums Day

18th May, The Worldwide Community of Museums celebrate International Museums Day. The theme for 2013 is museums + creativity = social change[more]

Symposium: Engaging your Visitors through Play

30th May, Belfast- How to engage your visitors through play? How to use games and play in your museum to create a meaningful visitor experience.[more]

School of Irish Archaeology Summer Camps

Dublin, July, This year SIA will be running its archaeology summer camp for two weeks again at Harold's Cross NS.[more]

Piety, politics and prelates

14th-16th June, Waterford- A conference celebrating the 650th anniversary of the unification of the dioceses of Waterford and Lismore[more]

Arch in the Park

11th May, Dublin- Uncover the footprint and remains of the star-shaped fort at the Phoenix Park using archaeological remote sensing techniques. [more]

‘Too many histories’? surveys of the past generation

May 16th Dublin - Ireland’s only illustrated history magazine celebrates its 20th birthday with a special History Ireland Hedge School.[more]

Space and Settlement in the Middle Ages

24 & 25 May, Dublin- Keynote speaker: Christopher Dyer, University of Leicester 'New work on the English nucleated village'[more]

Trace your Wicklow Roots

16th May, Wicklow- Come along to find out how to trace your Wicklow ancestors and learn a little bit about the history of the youngest county in Ireland.[more]

SIMBIOSYS: Invasive Species Workshop

23rd May, Trinity College, Dublin- Invited national and international experts and SIMBIOSYS researchers will deliver a series of presentations at the workshop.[more]

15th Medieval Dublin Symposium

25th May, Dublin: Friends of Medieval Dublin present the 15th Medieval Dublin Symposium[more]

Planning Reform on the Island of Ireland: From Policy to PRACTICE

2nd May, Newry- With changes being made to both planning systems in the Republic of Ireland and Northern Ireland, this aptly timed seminar will provide plenty of opportunity for lively open debate and discussion.[more]

Invasive Species Roadshow

July- Cork, Kilkenny, Dublin- Familiarise yourself with Ireland's invasive species, how to identify them and the threats they pose to native species?[more]

Lime Kiln repairs and “Hot” lime mix Workshop

1 & 2 May, Wicklow- This workshop will involve the repairing a real ruin and progress the introduction of “Hot” lime mixes as a suitable mortar for the repair of Irelands heritage. [more]

Burren in Bloom Festival

May- The Burren in Bloom Festival returns this year with a series of illustrated talks and organised walks throughout the month of May. [more]

Heritage Week 23rd August-31st August 2014

The aim of National Heritage Week is to build awareness and education about our heritage thereby encouraging its conservation and preservation. Each year many events are organised throughout the country to celebrate our national...[more]

Waterford Festival of Architecture

18th-21st April- The annual Waterford Festival of Architecture promotes awareness and understanding of architecture amongst the wider community as well as celebrating the architectural heritage of Waterford city and county.[more]

Conference: Working Together for Biodiversity

1st May- Action for Biodiversity are hosting a one day conference about actively working postively together to achieve more for people and Nature. [more]

Telling the Story of Rothe House: Imagining Renaissance Kilkenny

27th April 2013- Kilkenny Archaeological Society (KAS) and The Rothe House Trust (RHT) are staging a conference to share recent summaries of knowledge on the interpretation of the House.[more]

Holywell Trust Presents - Walls 400! The History Conference

This Conference is your opportunity to explore all dimensions of the history of Derry's Walls. [more]

Public Seminar on St. Mary's Church and Graveyard

Public Seminar on the Conservation and Restoration of St. Mary's Church and Graveyard Project.[more]

Lighting a Fire

19th April: Dublin- The Lighting A Fire conference is a one-day, interactive gathering of practitioners and students along with arts, culture and educational leaders to provide specific, practical suggestions as part of a yearly...[more]

Green Ports and Harbours Lecture

28th March, Dublin- This lecture explores the changing role of ports and harbours in Ireland and Europe as catalysts for new development in towns and cities. [more]

A Celebration of Sligo Families

10-12 May, Sligo. Sligo Field Club are holding a two day conference[more]

Conference: Emigration through the Centuries

2-4th April: Rothe House, Kilkenny. A combination of lectures and guided tours, this conference explores emigration from Ireland, not just during the Famine period, but throughout the centuries. [more]

Barrow River Arts Festival

19th-21st April: Borris House and Duiske Abbey are the venues for this years Barrow Arts Festival[more]

From Known Knowns to Unknown Unknowns: Remotely Detecting the Past

9th & 10th May- Over the past few years the extent and quality of information available from satellites, airborne laser scanning (LiDAR) and aerial photography has grown exponentially. This two day conference brings together a...[more]

Geneaology & Family History Day at Christ Church Limerick City

16th March- View the records (births, marriage, deaths) of Christ Church, Limerick City for free this Saturday.[more]

Dodder River- Big Clean Up (Fir House to Ringsend)

23rd March- Dodder Action Group are calling on the public to help with their clean up of the section of the Dodder River from Fir House to Rigsend.[more]

Minister Leo Varadkar cycling along the Abbeyfeale to Kilmorna stretch of the Great Southern Trail on 23rd Februay 2013, when he officially opened this new stretch of the Great Southern Trail.

St. Patrick's Day Fun Cycle

March 17, Kerry - Great Southern Trail, 30km Cycle on St. Patrick's Day[more]

Beggars Bush in 1916 Walking Tour

March 24th, Dublin. Guided walking tour of Beggars Bush Barracks and its surrounds, set in the context of the area’s fascinating involvement in the week long rebellion.


St. Patrick’s Festival Tour at the National Print Museum

March 15th - Dublin. A journey of discovery through the history of printing.[more]

Poetry Reading

6th March, Dublin. The Ireland Chair of Poetry invites you to a poetry reading by the Ireland Professor of Poetry Harry Clifton.[more]

Seminar: Emerging Ideas - Post-Medieval Ireland

19th April, Cork. This day-long seminar is an opportunity for heritage practitioners & a general audience to update their knowledge on current thinking & ideas surrounding the post-medieval period in Ireland.[more]

Conference: Object Matters: Making 1916

26 & 27th April, Dublin- A conference on the Material and visual culture of the Easter Rising.[more]

National Plant database

Plant Identification Challenge

March- The National Biodiversity Data Centre are challenging you to see how many plants you can identify during the month of March using the National Vascular Plant Database.[more]

Conference: ‘Irish Food Products — A Historical Perspective’

14-15 June, Kilkenny. Pre-anncounement of Summer Conference with speakers from TCD, UCD, UCC, Bristol University, QUB, Sligo IT & the Discovery Programme.[more]

ECO UNESCO- UN Decade of Education for Sustainable Development- Exploratory Event

5th March, Dublin: An Evening of Exploration, Celebration and Discussion on Education for Sustainable Development (ESD)[more]

Hug a Tree for National Tree Week: 3rd-10th March!

National Tree Week is an annual, week-long festival celebrating all positive aspects of trees in our lives and environment. The primary aim of National Tree Week is to encourage people to plant more trees.[more]

Eurogi International Conference

March 7th & 8th - Dublin - Eurogi the European Organisation for Geographic Information, is holding a major international conference in the Convention Centre Dublin.[more]

Tipperary Gathering

March 15th - 17th, Tipperary. With lots of events and activities to participate in, including the St. Patrick’s Day parade we warmly welcome the generations of Tipperary Diaspora back to Co. Tipperary. [more]

Restoring the Royal Canal Lecture

11 March, Dublin: In this presentation, John McKeown, Regional Manager of Waterways Ireland, will discuss the restoration of the Royal Canal[more]

‘The Norman Adventure in Leinster’ - Conference

Dublin, March 9th. Specialists in Norman History will speak about a variety of Norman influences in Leinster.


Summer Evenings Entertainment aboard Tall Ship "Gulden Leeuw"

23rd May 2013-Carlingford, Co Louth. As part of the gathering weekend. Dundalk Chamber are delighted to announce that they will put on an exclusive summer evening’s entertainment aboard the Tall ship “Gulden Leeuw ”.[more]

Guinness-On-Liffey: Multiple Scenarios for Guinness Factory Regeneration' - Talk & Exhibition

March 4th-28th, Dublin. UCD School of Architecture will be opening this new exhibition on Monday 4th March at 6pm.[more]

Better Building Conference

24th April: The theme of the conference, now in its second year, is Leading Environmental Innovation in Europe, and it is organised in partnership with Enterprise Ireland by the Irish Green Building Council, Cultivate and the...[more]

Irish Planning Institute 35th Annual Conference

25th & 26th April, Belfast. "Achieving Competitiveness & Promoting Innovation - The Future Role of Planning."[more]

Eminent Europeans of Irish Origin The Impact of Ireland in Europe: An Historical Perspective

21st & 22nd February: To mark the inauguration of Ireland’s EU Presidency and the fortieth anniversary of Ireland’s entry into the EEC-EU, this conference has been organised to explore, emphasise and celebrate Ireland’s...[more]

Irish Landscape Institute Lecture "Green Planet? Red Planet?"

21st February: This talk considers the challenge facing humankind world-wide and how we as landscape architects can help adapt our ways of living so that our grandchildren can continue to live on planet earth with clean air and...[more]

Irish Museums Association Annual Conference "The Porous Museum"

22nd-24th February, Kilkenny Castle, Kilkenny. "The Porous Museum: Making Connections, Building Partnerships" - Irish Museums Association Annual Conference [more]

European Day of Parks

24th May 2013. My Park. My Passion. My Story: This is the 2013 motto for the European Day of Parks! This year we invite everybody who loves to be out in nature to share their story.[more]

The National Print Museum

Feb-July, Dublin. The first half of 2013 at the National Print Museum is packed with new and exciting events, lectures, demonstration days and workshops! [more]

The Genealogy Road Show Comes to Powerscourt Estate

March 2nd, Wickow. Do you think you might be related to someone famous or infamous? Could you be connected to a big event in local history? The Genealogy Roadshow is back for a second series for RTÁ‰ Television! [more]

'Nature Creates Prosperity' Photography Exhibition

The exhibition runs from January 21st - 8th February 2013 at the European Commission offices, Dawson St., Dublin 2. It aims to highlight wildlife policy demands during the Irish EU Presidency.[more]

Whale Watching Courses on Cape Clear

31st May-2nd June, 26th-28th July & 13th-15th September Cape Clear Island, West Cork. Looking for a weekend with a difference? Why not join the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group (IWDG) on a whale-watching course.[more]

Cooperating Across Boundaries: Resilience, Imagination, Vision & Information - Conference

7th Feb, Co. Down. This conference will consider what type of cooperative models we should be pursuing in the context of ongoing local government reform across the island of Ireland, continued austerity, the increasing...[more]

Celebrate Tree Week in Powerscourt Gardens

6th March, Co. Wicklow. Join tree experts from Crann, Ireland's leading tree organisation, for an expert guided walk on the trees in Powerscourt Gardens. [more]

An International Forum to Address National & International Policy on Invasive Species

8th-11th April, Galway. The primary objective of the conference is to provide a forum where international scientists, policy makers and stakeholders will address designated themes with a view to informing management and policy...[more]

All Ireland Bird Conference & National Dawn Chorus Day

17th-19th May: The annual All Ireland Conference on Bird Conservation will take place 17-19 May. National Dawn Chorus Day will be held on Sunday 19th May.[more]

Medieval Castles of Offaly: Study Week

For the first time, a 'Medieval Castle Study Week' will be held in Co. Offaly during the week of Monday 13th to Friday 17th May 2013. [more]

Wilderness in a Modified European Landscape: Conference

14th-16th May, Co. Mayo. This conference will bring together experts, representing national and international organisations, to share information and exchange ideas on current and possible future approaches to rewilding modified...[more]

Castletown House Winter Lecture Series 2013

In the next lecture in this series, on the 6th Feb, Christopher Ridgway will show how historic houses in England and Ireland try to meet the challenges of the contemporary age. Following lecture on the 6th March.[more]

National Library of Ireland: Events February 2013

Tours, talks, lectures and exhibitions, many of which are free and for all the family![more]

Seachtain na Gaeilge at Glasnevin Museum

9th/ 10th/ 16th/ 17th March, Dublin. Glasnevin Trust in celebration of Irish language week will offer tours of the cemetery in Irish. Tour will be led by Glasnevin Trust Tour Guide Paddy Gleeson. [more]

National Museum of Ireland: Events February 2013

There's lots going on at the National Museum this February including tours, workshops, exhibitions and talks![more]

Managing Threats to Trees & Forests in Ireland - Seminar

5th Feb Dublin. The aim of this seminar is to bring together the various tree-related interests to review and increase understanding of the threats to our trees and forests and to provide a forum to discuss practical and...[more]

Spring at the National Library of Ireland

It’s going to be an exciting year at the National Library of Ireland as they launch their new events programme for Spring.[more]

Dublin's Victorian & Edwardian Parks: Seminar

12th Feb, Dublin. The Irish Georgian Society and the Irish Landscape Institute have arranged an all-day seminar on Victorian and Edwardian parks aimed at the landscape professional, the passionate gardener and the local historian...[more]

Events January 2013 - National Museum of Ireland

Lots on at the National Museum - tours, talks, workshops and exhibitions throughout the month of January.[more]

Inland Fisheries Ireland - Series of Talks

Tuesdays from 4th Feb, Limerick. The talks will focus on the extraordinarily rich natural heritage of Ireland and in particular the Lower Shannon Special Area of Conservation.[more]

Limerick’s Past, Present & Future: Lecture Series

Limerick County Council has announced details of its sixth season of biennial lectures on the Built Heritage of Limerick including Medieval Limerick City, the architectural history of the University of Limerick, the Archaeology...[more]

Rathcroghan Conference

April 12-14, Roscommon. The Rathcroghan Conference is part of the Rathcroghan Legacy Project, the aim of which is to develop a deeper connection between the Roscommon people and our rich ancestral heritage. [more]

Vernacular Wrought Iron Gates of Co. Kilkenny - A Public Talk

16th Jan, Kilkenny. An Taisce - Kilkenny Association bring you an illustrated talk by Shem Caulfield, artist and sculptor, Thomastown, Co. Kilkenny. [more]

THE PROJECT: Berlin Palace — Humboldtforum Foundation Exhibition

The Berlin Palace—Humboldtforum Foundation’s exhibition THE PROJECT will be hosted in Dublin betweeen Jan 18th & Feb 15th. [more]

Emerging Research Conference - Architecture

The second annual conference of the All Ireland Architectural Research Group (AIARG) will take place in Limerick on 25th and 26th January. [more]

Noel Moffett Lecture Series

22 Jan - 26 Feb, Dublin. The Irish Architectural Archive is currently holding an exhibition entitled Restless Pencil, to mark the centenary of the birth of the architect Noel Moffett. This Lecture Series will run in conjunction...[more]

Floor to Ceiling Talk - National Museum

19th Jan, Dublin. From Sienese wood carving designs to Oppenheimer mosaic floors, join the Museum Educator for a closer look at the beautiful features that make the Museum building unique. [more]

Irish Landscape Institute Lecture: 'The Metals'

24th Jan, Dublin. 'The Metals' regeneration talk with Bob Hannan, Snr Architect, Dun Laoghaire Co. Council.[more]

Bush Craft & Bow-Making Courses 2013

Bush craft & bow-making skills courses at The Irish National Heritage Park, Ferrycarrig, Wexford. Adults and children's courses available.[more]

Talk - Grace O'Malley - Ireland's Maritime Icon

9th Jan 2013, Dublin. The next presentation in the Maritime Lecture Series that is taking place aboard the Jeanie Johnston, Tall Ship and Famine Museum, berthed on Dublin's Custom House Quay. [more]

Events at the National Library - January 2013

Exhibitions, free giuded tours, talks and lectures - there's lots going on at the National Library this January![more]

Wexford Naturalists' Field Club - Programme 2013

Wexford Naturalists' Field Club has just published their lectures and events programme for 2013.[more]

Conference: Flood Protection & Heritage Conservation on Rivers & Streams

22-23 March 2013. Dresden, Germany. This international colloquium will address basic parameters and experiences from different geographic, political, economic and cultural contexts. [more]

Great Southern Trail Annual Christmas Walk

Recently a new bridge was installed over the Athea Road at Abbeyfeale, Co. Limerick to provide access to the latest 3km of the Great Southern Trail (GST). The GST will host the first walk along the new route on Thursday 27th...[more]

Conserving Your Dublin Period House: Spring 2013

The Irish Georgian Society & Dublin City Council presents a 12-week lunchtime lecture series. Lectures take place from 1pm to 2pm on Tuesdays in February, March & April 2013 at 63 Merrion Square. [more]

Irish Landscape Institute - Talk: The National Landscape Strategy

13th Dec, Dublin. Alison Harvey, Planning Officer at the Heritage Council, will give a presentation on the National Landscape Strategy.[more]

Countryside Recreation Network UK: Conference 2013 - Growing the Outdoor Economy

With a range of innovative speakers representing commercial success, social enterprise, voluntary and public sector partnerships, participants will be stimulated to participate in discussions to explore new ways of thinking, new...[more]

Book Launch - For Their Country: The Great War Dead of Christchurch Parish Cork

Sat, 8th December, Cork. There will also be a display of artefacts from the Great War by members of the Cork Branch, Western Front Association.[more]

Events at the National Library: December 2012

Events include free guided-tours, temporary exhibitions and free lectures - inclulding celebrity Chef, Nevin Maguire, Dec 19th at 7pm.[more]

Research Conference 2013: ‘Visual & Material Culture’

The National Museum of Ireland — Decorative Arts & History will hold a special day of talks to showcase new research on the theme of ‘Visual & Material Culture’ at Collins Barracks on Saturday 16th February 2013.[more]

Falcon Hunt (Algeria Remembered) by Eugéne Fromentin, 1874. Photo © National Gallery of Ireland.

Chester Beatty: The Paintings

Currently - March 2013. For the first time, a selection of 30 paintings that once belonged to Chester Beatty are on display in the Chester Beatty Library. The paintings are among some ninety works presented by Beatty to the Irish...[more]

Ambiguous Republic: Ireland in the 1970s - Diarmiad Ferriter Lecture

In this discourse Diarmaid Ferriter will examine the key years of the 70s, when after half a century of independence, questions were being asked about the old ways of doing things. [more]

8th World Alliance of Cities Against Poverty (WACAP) Forum

Feb 20th/ 21st 2013, Dublin. WACAP is a worldwide network of some 900 cities established by the United Nations Development Programme to work together to address urban challenges & crises in a collective and collaborative manner.[more]

Santa at the National Heritage Park

‘Santa at the Park’ Returns … From the 1st until the 16th of December visitors to the Irish National Heritage Park, Ferrycarrig, Wexford can visit Santa and his elves for a magical Christmas experience for our annual ‘Santa at...[more]

Innovation & the Humanities: Lecture

14th Dec, Dublin. This event is presented by the UCD School of History and Archives, the UCD MÁcheál Á“ Cléirigh Institute and Innovation, UCD.[more]

Solstice: A Ritual & Cyclical Marker - Lecture

20th Dec, Co. Meath. The Inaugural 'Solstice at Slane' Lecture will be delivered by Dr Frank Prendergast, Ireland's leading authority on archaeoastronomy. [more]

Recent Archaeological Research in the Boyne Valley: Conference

15th Dec, Co. Meath. A one-day symposium presenting new research from the wider Boyne region. [more]

Heritage as an Engine of Economic Growth: Fingal Workshop

Dec 12th. The event will be of interest to heritage practitioners, business people, entrepreneurs and community representatives. The Malahide workshop will explore the potential of the heritage sector and opportunities for growth...[more]

Sumptuous & Richly Adorned: A lecture on recent conservation projects at St Patrick’s Cathedral

John Beauchamp was appointed cathedral architect in 2002 and has been responsible for many conservation, repair and new works over the last ten years. The talk will explore the range of seen and unseen work undertaken,[more]

Picking Up the Pieces: Conference on Conservation & Planning

15th Nov, Dublin. This Irish Georgian Society conference will explore how current planning legislation & the current economic climate are affecting the sector, & aims to pinpoint not just problems but possibilities. [more]

From Spoon to Screen: The whys & hows of food blogging

20th Nov, Dublin. This lecture is part of a lecture series ‘The Kitchen Archive’ that focuses on how recipes and culinary skills have been communicated through the centuries in Ireland.[more]

The Science Behind the Scenes at the Museum

Sat 17th & Sun 18th November - a weekend of events, talks and films celebrating how conservation works in the National Museum of Ireland.[more]

Dalkey Island Forum

24th Nov, Dublin. Organised by Dalkey Civic Trust and including presentations from a panel of leading experts, the forum will provide an overview of the unique archaeology, history and architectural features of this special and...[more]

Landscapes of Resilience & Transformation: Irish Landscape Institute Conference

Nov 27th, Dublin. The conference will be launched by Lord Mayor of Dublin, Naoise Á“ MuirÁ, & the keynote address will be given by Dr. Kongjian Yu, Doctor of Design at Harvard GSDM & Professor and Dean, College of Architecture &...[more]

CPD Stone & Lime Seminars:

The Traditional Lime Company will host CPD seminars in Co. Carlow on 'Stone: Soiling, Conservation & Cleaning' - 19th Nov & 'Lime: Failure, Treatment & Repair' - 10th Dec 2012. [more]

Eco-Unesco Events Oct-Dec 2012

Ireland’s environmental education & youth organisation have a wide range of events for all ages taking place over the next few months. [more]

Art Exhibitions at the National Heritage Park

The Irish National Heritage Park plays host to Art exhibitions in association with the Wexford Opera Fringe Festival which runs from 19th October until 4th of November 2012.[more]

20th NEMO Annual Conference

2nd-4th Nov, Dublin. Speakers from all over Europe will present their views and ideas about the future of museums, about deaccessioning strategies and about museums' work with the older people. [more]

12th Ernest Shackleton Autumn School

26-29th Oct. Co. Kildare. The event will be launched by president Michael Higgins on the 26th October and features exhibitions, lectures, film screenings & field trips throughout the weekend.[more]

Strokestown House & Castletown House: Winter Lecture Series

Oct 2012 - April 2013. The Centre for the Study of Historic Irish Houses & Estates, in association with the OPW, presents a series of public lectures at Castletown House, Co. Kildare & Strokestown House, Co. Roscommon.[more]

Below the Surface: Maritime Talks Series

1st Wednesday of every month, Nov 2012 - April 2013, Dublin. Enthralling stories of Ireland’s exciting, seafaring past - from 11th century Vikings & the Dublin slave trade to 17th century pirates, 18th century emigration, & 19th...[more]

Increasing the Value of Northern Ireland’s Archaeology to the Public: What can NIAF members do?

28 Nov, Co. Down. A NIAF conference provided by NIEA, Institute for Archaeologists, The National Trust & Down County Museum. This free day conference will focus on the value of archaeology in Northern Ireland to the public.[more]

Events - November at the National Library of Ireland

A great selection of events to choose from, including Kitchen Science for Kids, the Family History Roadshow & FREE multi-media exhibitions - Particles of the Past & William Butler Yeats. [more]

Stopping the Rot: A Seminar on Buildings at Risk

8th Nov, Sligo. The aims of the seminar are to: highlight the issues around heritage buildings at risk; analyse the current provisions available to address heritage buildings at risk in terms of finance, policy, advice,...[more]

An Evening of Remembrance in Music, Song & Story at Triskel Arts Centre, Cork

9th Nov, Cork. The Cork Branch of the WFA in partnership with Triskel Arts Centre will present an evening of remembrance in music, song and story to remember the 4,000 servicemen with Cork connections who died fighting in the...[more]

Disaster & Recovery: Institute of Archaeologists in Ireland Conference

2nd, 3rd November, Belfast. Disaster & Recovery is the theme of this Autumn's IAI Conference.[more]

Wexford Naturalists' Field Club Lectures

1st Nov & 6th Dec, Wexford. Wexford Naturalists' Field Club presents two lectures entitled 'Stars - the Engines of Life & 'A Tale of Two Fisheries'.[more]

Ireland in a Roman World: LIARI Conference

20th-21st Oct, Dublin. The Discovery Programme is proud to announce the 1st international interdisciplinary conference that will consider how communities in Ireland engaged with the Roman world. [more]

Heritage as an Engine of Economic Growth: Workshop Tullamore

9th November, Co. Offaly. The 'Heritage as an Engine' workshop series is generating an increased awareness of the opportunities for enterprise and business development based on Ireland's unique local heritage. [more]

Community-led Village Design Statement 'Toolkit' Workshop

The new Village Design Statement (VDS) ‘Toolkit’ will also be launched on the day and will provide the basis of the workshop.[more]

Celebrating Laois Heritage Conference

10th Nov, Co. Laois. Speakers will include Jacqui Donnelly (Dept of Arts, Heritage & the Gaeltacht) on Energy Efficiency in Historic buildings, Richard McLoughlin of Lotts Architecture on How to Write a Conservation Report and...[more]

Digging the Monto: An Archaeology of Tenement Life & the 1913 Lockout

25 Oct—10 Nov 2012, Dublin. An exhibition and residency by Dr Thomas Kador with support from the Heritage Council featuring collections from Terry Fagan and Martin Coffey.[more]

Plant a Tree for National Tree Day!

National Tree Day takes place on Thursday 11th October 2012. Crann would encourage everyone to plant a tree this week to celebrate![more]

Heritage Time: Making the Most of our Historic Assets - Conference

30th October 2012, Belfast. The conference seeks to highlight the opportunities presented to public bodies, community groups and private individuals by vulnerable buildings at Risk. [more]

Castles, Forts & Holy Wells: The Archaeology of Dublin 15

12th-24th Oct, Dublin. Written by Christine Baker as part of 'Communicating Fingal's Archaeological Resources' Project. Supported by the Heritage Council through the Field Monument Advisor Scheme. [more]

Archive Footage 1930-1975: St. Joseph's School for Deaf Boys

17th Nov, Dublin. Supported by the Heritage Council, this event will bring digitised footage spanning nearly half a century to a new audience.[more]

Burren Winterage Weekend

26th-28th October 2012, Co. Clare. The Burren Winterage Weekend is a community-led event celebrating the unique farming tradition of the Burren, supported by the Heritage Council.[more]

Irish Food Patterns in the 16th & early 17th Centuries: Lecture

10th Oct, Cork. A lecture by Regina Sexton MA, Food Historian, UCC. Imagine a world of food as it was in medieval times: No restaurants, no take-aways, no street vendors or pre-prepared meals. So how did we manage?[more]

Tales of Medieval Dublin 2012: Lectures

20th Nov & 11th Dec, Dublin. The annual lunchtime lecture series will explore the lives of seven different and fascinating inhabitants of Medieval Dublin. [more]

Bacon's Books - Symposium

19th & 20th Oct, Dublin. This symposium will be presented by Yvonne Scott, Head of History of Art & Architecture Dept., TCD and Barbara Dawson, Director of Dublin City Gallery, The Hugh Lane.[more]

Ireland’s Ancient Red Deer Populations - Talk

20th Oct, Dublin. Dr Ruth Carden will give a presentation on Ireland's ancient red deer; this is the first public presentation of Ruth's extensive research (supported by the Wild Deer Association of Ireland) on Kerry's Red Deer...[more]

Open House Dublin: 5th-7th Oct

ARCHITECTURE ALIVE! is the theme of OPen House Dublin 2012, and is an exploration of the vitality of Dublin through its architecture, and the people who experience it. [more]

Dublin Civic Trust CPD Courses

24 October, Dublin - CPD Courses on Timber Decay and Damp in Historic Structures with Dr. Brian Ridout & Structural Repairs to Derelict and Ruined Structures with Ian Hume.[more]

Industrial Heritage 2012: 6th European Contact Weekend for Industrial Heritage Volunteers & Associations

26th-28th Oct 2012, London. Invitation and call-for-papers. This European platform promotes contacts and co-operation between non-profit volunteer associations.[more]

Recent Archaeological Research in the Boyne Valley

Dec 15th, Co. Meath. A Free one-day symposium presenting research from the wider Boyne area.[more]

‘Hearth & Home’ Vernacular Architecture Seminar

The aims of this free seminar are to raise awareness and appreciation of the regional vernacular architecture of County Donegal, encourage research on this aspect of our built heritage and advocate the conservation of our...[more]

Hugh M Fitzpatrick Lectures in Legal Bibliography

14th Nov, Dublin. Charles Lysaght, author, obituarist, barrister, will deliver the 27th Hugh M. Fitzpatrick Lecture in Legal Bibliography, ‘The Old Munster Circuit’ and other tales of the Irish Bar.[more]

After Dark at the National Heritage Park!

Come face to face with the ghosts and ghouls of Ireland’s past … and present

at the Irish National Heritage Park, Ferrycarrig.[more]

Marconi Heritage Weekend

Clifden, Co. Galway, 12th-14th Oct. The Italian inventor and entrepreneur who built his transatlantic wireless telegraphy station in Derrigimlagh will be celebrated over the course of this weekend.[more]

Great Line-up of Events at the National Library of Ireland in October

Adult education courses, guided tours, exhibitions, children's workshops - there's really a lot going on![more]

CELT Weekend in the Woods

29th/ 30th Sept, Co. Clare. Choose from 17 traditional and ecological skills introductory courses with camping, catering and entertainment.[more]

The Heritage Council at the National Ploughing Championships!

We're back for the first time since 2008 so please come and visit us at Stand #326, Row K, Block 2... opposite the National Ploughing Association Headquarters. [more]

Archaeology Month at Dublinia - October 2012!

Come along to our specialist lecture series, examine real artefacts, join special tours with real Archaeologists, and for the younger ones, take part in Dig Workshop, treasure hunts, and the Big Outdoor Dig! All this and much...[more]

Heritage as an Engine of Economic Growth - Cavan Workshop

21 September, Co. Cavan. This workshop series is generating an increased awareness of the opportunities for enterprise and business development based on Ireland's unique local heritage.[more]

Conference: Data Analysis/ Information Discovery/ Mapping Technologies

Compass Informatics clients and staff will present on a number of themes including: Enterprise Solutions, Planning & Data Analysis; Surveying & Field Mapping Options; and selected R&D updates. [more]

The Value of Wetlands: Heritage & Resource Conference

27th Sept, Waterford. The aim of this conference is to raise awareness of the value & uses of wetlands & to share the experiences gained from applying the ICW concept & the creation of compensatory wetland habitat.[more]

Archery at the National Heritage Park, Wexford!

Archery at The Irish National Heritage Park, every Saturday during the month of September![more]

World Town Planning Day 2012 - OnlineConference

6/7th Nov, Online. This year the WTP Day online conference is being planned on the theme ‘Smart Communities Connect'. The conference is organised via the internet and no travel is required to attend. [more]

Arrow-Making Course - National Heritage Park

Over the course of two days you will make your own arrow shafts, heads and fletchings, all made from techniques spanning from the stone-age and up, including the use of primitive glues.[more]

Measuring the Sustainability of Communities - Seminar

17th Sept 2012, DIT, Dublin. As part of World Green Building Week, BREEAM Communities Manager, Helen Pineo will look at how BREEAM Communities fits within the existing masterplanning process.[more]

Traditional Building & Conservation Skills in Action Exhibition

13th & 14th Oct, Kilkenny. The Irish Georgian Society & Kilkenny County & City Councils in association with the Office of Public Works presents an exhibition for owners of period buildings & those interested in architectural...[more]

Culture Night at Glasnevin Museum

21 September, Dublin - Glasnevin Museum will be open free of charge from 5pm to 9pm on Culture Night. Tours of the O'Connell crypt at 5.30pm and 6pm. The architect who designed the museum, Hugh Maguire will give a talk entitled...[more]

Live Re-enactment of Padraig Pearse’s Oration at the grave of Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa

Daily until 30 September, Dublin - For a limited time, there are live re-enactments of the famous oration delivered by Padraig Pearse at Jeremiah O’Donovan Rossa’s grave, everyday at 2.30pm.[more]

2nd Galway City International Heritage Conference: Archives - Celebrating Ireland’s Archival Heritage

4 October, Co. Galway - Archives: Celebrating Ireland’s Archival Heritage[more]

2nd All Ireland Mammal Symposium

26-27 October, Dublin - AIMS2012 follows on from the highly successful AIMS2009, the two-day meeting hopes to encourage growth in positive public attitudes to our mammalian wildlife heritage.[more]

The 7th Irish Bat Conference

21-23 September, Co. Sligo - The programme includes talks on lesser horseshoe bats in Ireland, updates on Irish bat species trends, impacts of motorways, windfarm studies and streetlighting. This year's conference will be of...[more]

Recent Archaeological Fieldwork in Glendalough - A Public Lecture

5 September, Co. Wicklow - Dr. Graeme Warren of UCD School of Archaeology will give a lecture on recent finds at Glendalough.[more]

Agricultural Diversification — Implications for Planning - CPD Events

6 September, Co. - Mid West Branch. Save the Date - more info to follow.[more]

'The Wonders of Bird Migration' Course: 20% DISCOUNT!

10-14 September, Co. Cork - BirdWatch Ireland presents a week-long course at the Cape Clear Bird Observatory.[more]

Jewish Community, Identity & Memory: Perspectives from Belfast

11 September, Belfast - A one-day symposium at Queen's University on Jewish identity, culture and memory.[more]

Brickwork Pointing - Best Practice Seminar

13 September, Dublin - Speakers will include Grainne Shaffrey, Dr. Gerard Lynch, Susan Rowntree, Charles Duggan, and Contractors and Architects who have successfully carried out re-pointing of some of our brick building stock.[more]

Helping the Hills - Mountaineering Ireland Conference

13-14 September, Co. Wicklow - Helping the Hills is a two-day conference on the management of upland path erosion, hosted by Mountaineering Ireland.[more]

Fungi Workshop with Jonathan Spazzi

15 September, Co. Carlow - This one-day course will give a general overview of fungi, the classification and characteristics of the different types found in our woods. There will be a slideshow, field trip, identification of...[more]

Water Power from Ice to Hydro Seminar

15 September, Co. Waterford - An in-depth look at water power in metal mining.[more]

Academy Discourse: Elixir - A History of Humankind and Water

18 September, Dublin - Professor Brian Fagan takes us on a journey through the history of the complex relationship between humans and water over the past 10,000 years.[more]

European Association of Southeast Asian Archaeologists (EurASEAA) Conference

18-21 September, Dublin - The conference brings together archaeologists, art historians and philologists who share a common interest in Southeast Asia’s past from prehistoric to historic periods. [more]

Making Christian Landscapes Conference

21-23 September, Co. Cork - Landscapes across Europe were transformed as a result of the conversion to Christianity and the development of ecclesiastical structures during the early medieval period. This conference will seek to...[more]

Stone-Wall Workshop Galway

21-23 September, Co. Galway - 3-day comprehensive stone-wall workshop with talks and workshops by experts in the field.[more]

International Technical Workshop on "Remote Sensing Techniques in Archaeological Research" (RESTAR)

21-29 September, Rethymno, Crete - An introduction for young students, researchers and professionals to the capabilities of ground based and satellite Remote Sensing techniques, in the context of an archaeological survey.[more]

Biodiversity Institute Symposium on Biodiversity Technologies

27-28 September, Oxford - The symposium will bring together over 25 speakers presenting the latest research and developments in biodiversity technologies that are used in wide variety of settings and applications.[more]

Voicing the Past: Oral History Network of Ireland - 2nd Annual Conference

28-29 September, Co. Clare - Keynote speaker Alessandro Portelli, internationally renowned oral historian, and special guest speaker Anna Bryson, Co-director of The Peace Process: Layers of Meaning project, will both be present...[more]

Landlifeweek - European Land Stewardship Week

28 September - 7 October, Nationwide - You're invited to participate in the LANDLIFEWEEK, a campaign aimed to promote events throughout Europe to raise awareness about the importance of care for the earth and its wealth of...[more]

Pomp & Circumstance - Tales from the Tombs of St. Mary's Collegiate Church

29-30 September, Co. Cork - This year's conference centres around St. Mary's Collegiate Church, Ireland's second oldest still-used church with an unbroken line of use since 1220. [more]

Irish Wildlife Rehabilitation Conference

29-30 September, Co. Meath - This is an opportunity for anyone with an interest in wildlife welfare and/or conservation to learn more about treating wildlife casualties; wildlife natural history & conservation; post release...[more]

Sean agus Nua (c) Irish Film Archive

Irish Film Archive presents 'Dublin Plays Itself'

Walking tours in partnership with Irish Architecture Foundation and Science Gallery at Trinity College Dublin.[more]

Sculpture by Jackie Ball.

September at National Botanic Gardens

September, Glasnevin, Co. Dublin - Events include Sculpture in Context, garden tours, gardening lectures, historical talks and children's art workshops![more]

Autumn Events at the National Library of Ireland

September, Dublin - From Traditional Crafters to Folk Art ... come see what's in store![more]

Biodiversity Workshops 2012 - National Biodiversity Data Centre

September - October, Nationwide - The day-long workshops are open to all those with an interest in identifying and recording Ireland's wildlife. The cost per workshop is between €20-€30 for the day.[more]

Museum of Country Life Autumn Exhibitions

September - December, Co. Mayo - Seán Á“ Séadhacháin Exhibition, Coggalbeg Hoard, Connaught Textile Crafters and much more to see at the museum this autumn.[more]

Gardening Seminar in Claregalway Castle

6 October, Co. Galway - Topics include winter gardening in Ireland, orchards & fruit trees, botany & Marsh’s Library, Dublin and trees for gardens.[more]

Advanced GIS Course at University College Dublin

6-7 October, Dublin - A great opportunity for heritage professionals to access high quality training on open source (free) software with back-up tutorials.[more]

National Trails Day 2012

7 October, Nationwide - Hit the Trails![more]

National Print Museum — Letterpress Training Seminar

13-14 October, Dublin - Calling all potential print masters![more]

Into the Earth: The Archaeology of Darkness - Conference

27 October, Co. Sligo - This archaeological and multidisciplinary conference, hosted by I.T. Sligo, will be the first to examine this subject in a dedicated fashion and promises to be a thought-provoking and exciting event.[more]

Upcoming MISE Events

October - November, Co. Waterford - Events include a forest mammal survey, bat surveys. a wood wildlife walk, Waterford bats in churches, an otter diet workshop and an otter survey![more]

Seed Savers Open Day August 12th!

We are delighted to announce that Joy Larkcom (Author of ’Life as a Garden Writer’) and Klaus Laitenberger (author of ’Vegetables for an Irish garden’) along with Trevor Sargent (author of Trevor’s Kitchen Garden will be...[more]

Ship Street Revisited - A spectacle of oral history & modern storytelling

Travel back to the Drogheda of the 1940s. On the banks of the Boyne sits a street that has a story to tell; a story of local people, working people, and the town they remember.[more]

Sneem International Folklore & Storytelling Festival

9-11 November, Co. Kerry - Experience the magic of an ancient art in the modern day![more]

Events & Workshops in the National Botanic Gardens this August

If you haven't paid a visit to one of Ireland's finest national treasures, why not treat yourself this summer to a guided tour of the National Botanic Gardens in Glasnevin. [more]

Hack the City at the Science Gallery!

Sensing the City is a series of citizenship science experiments for 12-15 year olds, with a focus on biodiversity. [more]

Weekday Specials at Glasnevin Museum

Continued offers and discounts at the Glasnevin Museum through 31st August![more]

The Blackfriary, Trim - Open Day - 22nd July

The day will be devoted to tours of the archaeological excavations, information on the findings of the current and previous seasons, and a chance to see the artefacts recovered. [more]

Family Day - Sat 21st July at Glasnevin Museum now only €10 per family!!!

Glasnevin Museum has reduced the price for its fantasic Family Day coming up this Saturday to €10 per family!!!![more]

Bone Identification

The Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland (IAI) Continuous Professional Development Programme 2012 continues with this 1-day course in Belfast.[more]

From Apathy to Empathy — Reconnecting People and Place

A Heritage Council supported 4-Day symposium with leading international and national experts in place-based education.[more]

East Clare Heritage commemorates the 125th Anniversary of the Bodyke Evictions

The public is invited to re-visit those eventful days at a talk on the Evictions by John S. Kelly.[more]

Science at the Royal Irish Academy: ‘Uniting whatever is pleasing with whatever is useful’ Exhibition

July 2012 - May 2013: To celebrate ‘Dublin City of Science 2012’ the Library has organised an exhibition showcasing some of the important historic science collections held by the Academy.[more]

"Michael Collins & the Bankers" Lecture at Glasnevin Museum

As part of the Glasnevin Trust lecture series, renowned historian and writer Mr. Tim Pat Cooghan will give an address on “Michael Collins and the Bankers”.[more]

Heritage Council Photography & Exhibition Workshop

A photography & exhibition workshop will take place in the Heritage Council, Kilkenny on July 27th and 28th 2012. Its objectives are to teach people how to compose, critique, print, mount & display photographs for exhibition. [more]

Heritage as an Engine of Economic Growth - Workshop Waterford

The 'Heritage as an Engine' workshop series is generating an increased awareness of the opportunities for enterprise and business development based on Ireland's unique local heritage. [more]

Migrations: Diaspora & Cultural Identity - Photographic Exhibition

Two separate exhibitions exploring the themes of this year’s PhotoIreland Festival - Migrations: Diaspora & Cultural Identity. [more]

‘Glorious Gardens’ for the Galway Garden Festival

More than just plants, come enjoy seminars, food, and music for the whole family! [more]

Tours of Archaeological Dig at Heritage Council HQ to Continue!

Due to the popular demand for tours of the archaeological dig at the Robing Room here at Heritage Council HQ, we're doing more tours this Thursday & Friday! We had almost double the number of bookings expected last week...[more]

July Events and Workshops at the National Botanic Gardens

Come join the National Botanic Gardens in July for everything from talks on 'The Green Man' to guided meadow walks.[more]

Kids’ and Teens’ Marine Biology Summer School

A summer school with an ocean of difference![more]

‘Wonderful Wildlife’ Photography Course: 20% DISCOUNT!

A five day course with trips to some of the best photography locations in the country![more]

Uisce agus Beatha — Water & Life: Galway Maritime Exhibition

September, Co. Galway - The Galway City Heritage Office has organised an exhibition of old photographs associated with maritime and water heritage at Galway City Museum/Musaem Cathrach.[more]

Volunteers needed for Bat Survey!

Are you interested in surveying your local waterway for Daubenton’s bat on 2 nights during the month of August? If so, join us for free training events during the month of July.[more]

Seminar - 'Between Art & Industry: New Models in a Post Industrial World'

This programme examines how traditional and contemporary craft practices are evolving production models in the post-industrial context of the 21st Century. [more]

The Photograph Albums of Charles R. Browne

Dingle Historical Society - July Lectures

Three really interesting lectures next month on Dingle Port, the founding of the GAA and the photo albums of Charles R. Browne.[more]

The Swift Satire Festival

The Swift Satire Festival brings together distinguished guests from the arts, politics, media and comedy to celebrate satire![more]

Launch - Heritage Council Annual Report 2011

Date: 11:30am, Wednesday 27th June 2012. Location: Irish Architectural Archives, 45 Merrion Square, Dublin 2.[more]

Archaeological Dig at Heritage Council HQ - Open to Public until Friday!

Do you want to see a live archaeological dig, see medieval artefacts uncovered at your feet and have an opportunity to question the archaeologists? [more]

Clifden Castle

Meet the D'Arcy's: Clifden to Kiltullagh, & Back

This unique event will link communities in East and West Galway who have a common interest. As the D’Arcy family were one of the Tribes of Galway, the event will have a wider interest, being an opportunity to learn where they...[more]

Music and the Stars: Mathematics in Medieval Ireland — A Model for the Present?

RSAI 1st International Conference on the History of Science in Medieval Ireland[more]

Blow Your Own Trumpet - IMA Practitioners' Forum 2012

Are you interested in hearing about and discussing new and innovative projects that are happening on the ground in museums, public galleries and cultural institutions? Blow Your Own Trumpet, the IMA's Practitioners' Forum,...[more]

Family Day at Glasnevin Museum

Programme of Activities for Families to Explore Glasnevin Museum![more]

CELT Agroforestry Introductory Courses — Summer 2012

Agroforestry or Forest-gardening is about increasing overall yield from an area of land by planting various different trees in a permaculture-related design so that trees and agriculture mutually benefit each other. [more]

The Irish American Link - Conference

The conference will explore historic connections between the West of Ireland and North America. It will focus on historical figures, emigration, genealogy, history and culture. [more]

Family Fiver Friday at Glasnevin Museum!

Every Friday - 2 Adults and 2 Children can visit Glasnevin Museum for €5 Museum and Tour included! That’s a sunny Discount of €20! [more]

Bloomsday at Glasnevin Museum

This year to celebrate this historic date Glasnevin Museum will run a series of events Including a Joycean breakfast in the Tower cafe, a reading of Chapter six Hades by the Dublin Shakespeare Society and a Joycean tour of the...[more]

Heritage as an Engine of Economic Growth - Mayo Workshop

The programme of speakers has been specially selected to showcase the diversity and vibrancy of Mayo's unique heritage sector. The event will be of interest to heritage practitioners, business people, innovators and...[more]

Farmland Flora & Fauna Seminar - What we’ve got in Ireland

Including the launch of the Grasses of Ireland by John Feehan, Helen Sheridan and Damian Egan.[more]

Community Archaeology - IAI CPD

15th June, Co. Meath. Istitute of Archaeologists of Ireland - Continious Professional Development Seminar - Booking Open.[more]

International Symposium - The Spanish Armada Wrecks in Ireland

This exciting Irish maritime event will be visited by expert underwater archaeologists, surveyors, historians, authors, training officers and divers from Ireland and England. [more]

Events at the National Library of Ireland - June 2012

Lots of free tours, events and exhibitions thoughout the month of June.[more]

Archaeology Summer Camp 2012!

The School of Irish Archaeology is running a Summer Camp this July for 8-12 year-olds.[more]

Archaeology and YOU

A 2-day seminar designed to introduce participants to landscape archaeology.[more]

Conference - 'Reflecting on a decade of War and Revolution in Ireland 1912-1923: Historians and Public History'

Universities Ireland — the network of university presidents and vice-chancellors on the island of Ireland — is sponsoring (together with The Irish Times) a major one-day conference in commemoration of a series of centenaries of...[more]

© Stephen Davies

Doolin Heritage Weekend

An initiative to benefit the Killilagh Church Window Restoration Project.[more]

Public Lecture Series 2012 - Reading the Landscape of Co. Meath

May & June, Co. Meath. This lecture series will focus on the way in which successive phases of Irish history can be read in the Meath landscape. [more]

Continuity in Stone: 2nd Conference - The O'Tunneys & the O’Sheas

27-29 July, Kilkenny. This conference will build on the first conference in 2010 while emphasizing the continuity of practice in Callan by focusing also on the O’Shea sculptors.[more]

Bealtaine Festival Events at the Butler Gallery

Multiple events, from workshops to film screenings, will be held through till the end of May as part of the Bealtaine Festival, celebrating creativity as we age. [more]

Badlands: Revisit, Reuse, Recreate

The Irish Landscape Institute Public Lecture Series 2012 continues with a lecture on recycled / reused / reinvented lands.[more]

The Economic Value of Ireland's Historic Environment - Launch of Report

Dublin, 29th May. The report will be launched by Frank McDonald, Environment Correspondent, Irish Times.[more]

14th Medieval Dublin Symposium Hosted by Friends of Medieval Dublin

Friends of Medieval Dublin are delighted to announce that the Symposium will take place on Saturday 19th May 2012 in the Robert Emmet Theatre (Room 2037), Arts Building, Trinity College Dublin.[more]

Nore Flow, Co. Kilkenny

Thomastown Community River Trust is proud to present a month long celebration of the river entitled "NORE FLOW" June 1st to July 1st 2012.[more]

Ireland’s BioBlitz 2012!

The National Biodiversity Data Centre is delighted to announce that President Michael D. Higgins will launch Ireland’s BioBlitz 2012 at the Phoenix Park Visitor Centre on Friday 18th May at 16.45hrs.[more]

Whither Archaeology?

For the third year running the Royal Society of Antiquaries of Ireland is holding its 'Whither Archaeology?' event next Monday 14th May at 7.30pm in the Helen Roe Theatre at 63 Merrion Square.[more]

Wetlands Heritage Ireland - Inaugural Barry Raftery Memorial Conference

Speakers include Prof. John Feehan, Aidan O'Sullivan - Archaeologist, Conor McDermott - Archaeologist, Gerry Ryan - Bord na Mona, Paddy Egan (WHI) and Harry Hall (WHI).[more]

Celebrate Biodiversity Week and International Biodiversity Day in Co. Waterford

In a celebration of Biodiversity Week and International Biodiversity Day, Tuesday 22nd May 2012, County Waterford is hosting a number of events around the county. [more]

National Library of Ireland - May Events

Tours, events and exhibitions throughout the month of May.[more]

Events at the Botantic Gardens

Events inlcude exhibitions, workshops, guided walks, demonstrations and children's activities.[more]

Ship Street Revisited

3-7 May, Drogheda. Ship Street Revisited is performed in vacant premises and the wide expanse of a street synonymous with Drogheda’s industrial past. Using the testimony of working men and women the performance weaves...[more]

Clachan and Rundale: Post-Medieval Farming and Settlement

June 9th, Co. Kildare. Joint conference by the Agricultural History Society of Ireland and the Department of Sociology, National University of Ireland Maynooth, celebrating 75 years.[more]

Simbiosys - Integrating Biodiversity Research, Policy and Practice

June 28th, Dublin. This conference will examine sectoral impacts on biodiversity and ecosystem services, including aquaculture and wind farms; bioenergy crops and road development; and policy implications.[more]

Mór Chuid Cloch - Stone Conservation Seminar

24th May, Co. Monaghan. This programme of talks will examine some of the issues surrounding the conservation of our stone monuments and buildings.[more]

Guided Boyne Navigation Walks

An Taisce are providing two guided walks along the Boyne navigation this Spring. The first walk will take place on the Ramparts section of the Boyne, the second will take place on the Oldbridge section of the Boyne.[more]

Rathnadrinna Dig, Co. Tipperaray - Volunteers Needed!

Volunteers needed for an 8-week archaeological research project “Cashel’s Big Dig” at Rathnadrinna Fort, Cashel, Co. Tipperary.[more]

Gaelchultúr’s Irish language evening classes for adults

Gaelchultúr’s Irish language evening classes for adults will be starting the week commencing 21 May 2012 in Dublin and in Carlow. The classes will take place one night a week over 6 weeks.[more]

Tenth Annual Historic Houses of Ireland Conference

'The Country House and its Visitors: Past, Present and Future’[more]

Clifden - Celebrating 200 Years

Throughout 2012 Clifden will be celebrating the 200th anniversary of its founding. The community of Clifden is planning several events during the year to celebrate this important milestone in our history. [more]

Space and Settlement in the Middle Ages 2012 Conference

Programme includes speakers from TCD, QUB, National Monuments Service, Pennsylvania State University, The Discovery Programme, St. Patrick's College Drumcondra and UCC.[more]

An Introduction to Archaeological Geophysics: Uses, Applicability and Limitations

The next event in our CPD series is an 'Introduction to Archaeological Geophysics' that will mean not alone getting up close and personal with geophysical instruments but exploring new techniques& advances, considerations that...[more]

Lecture - ‘The Lords Baltimore in Seventeenth-Century Ireland and Newfoundland: The Opening Up of the Atlantic World’

The Craig Dobbin Chair of Canadian Studies and The Embassy of Canada to Ireland invite you to: A LECTURE BY:

Dr. James Lyttleton, Department of Archaeology, University College Cork.[more]

‘Through A French Window’ - The 4th International Percy French Summer School 2012

We have an exciting and diverse programme of lectures, recitals, poems, monologues, music and paintings celebrating the life and times of the multi-talented William Percy French. The School features prominent speakers covering...[more]

Diversifying Your Funding Landscape - 1 Day workshop

What are the different ways to fundraise? How do I get started? Who would be interested in investing in my organisation? How would I approach them? This workshop will help you find answers to these questions and help you best...[more]

Explore Biodiversity through Art! - Primary Schools

This May and June, for six weeks, The Ark will be running an exhibition, combined with a series of workshops for schools, exploring biodiversity through artistic creativity. [more]

Science and the Preservation of Cultural Heritage - Seminar

Euroscience Open Forum (ESOF) is Europe’s largest general science conference, which this year will be held in Dublin. [more]

Irish Planning Institute National Planning Conference 2012

This conference will examine the existing and future context of planning in Ireland and investigate new challenges and emerging opportunities for planners and the planning profession.[more]

The Franciscans in Kilkenny - Symposium

Kilkenny Archaeological Society and Rothe House Trust are hosting an even all about the ‘Franciscians in Killkenny’, some great speakers, interesting material and a visit to see the St. Francis Abbey brewery.[more]

Living Landscape: Maximising our Outdoor Resources - Conference

A number of national and international speakers will be sharing their expertise at a major conference, May 17th & 18th at the Clifden Station House, Connemara.[more]

CELT Weekend in the Woods

28th & 29th April, Bealkelly Woods, Tuamgraney, Co Clare. 2-day courses in Traditional & Sustainable Skills.[more]

7th Aughty Earth Day Gathering - Slógadh EachtaÁ 2012

The programme for the Sliabh Aughty Gathering has been announced and includes contributions from artists, musicians and historians.[more]

Kilkenny Walking Festival - April 2012

Step into Spring and join in the exciting programme of outdoor events throughout the month of April for the Kilkenny Walking Festival.[more]

Archaeology Beneath our Feet - Walking Tour of Kilkenny

A walking tour around the city guided by archaeologist Sinead Marshall, visiting the sites of some interesting excavations that took place in Kilkenny over the last 20 years. [more]

Facilitating Resilience - Workshop

A two-day learning experience in Cloughjordan hosted by Cultivate in association with The Change Exploratory and the Cloughjordan Ecovillage.[more]

Maintenance of Town Walls - One-day Courses

1st & 2nd May, Dublin. One-day courses on the maintenance of town walls for specifiers and practitioners.[more]

National Library of Ireland - Events April 2012

Events throughout the month of April at the National Library including free entry to the Yeats exhibition and ‘Particles of the Past’ exhibition - as part of Dublin City of Science 2012. [more]

Sligo 400 Years of the Borough - Conference

11th - 13th May 2012, Sligo. Celebrating 400 Years of the Borough.[more]

Tara Farnan’s contribution to the Skryne National School Stained Glass Project run by Meath County Council/ The Heritage Council/ Glasshaus Studio which explores the Hill of Tara National Monument.

Your Place or Mine - Conference on new initiatives engaging communities in interpreting & presenting heritage

18th April 2012, Dublin. A joint Heritage Council / ICOMOS Ireland conference. This conference will stimulate discussion on public participation in heritage policy and presentation in Ireland.[more]

‘Rediscovering Medieval Ireland’ - Public Lecture

A public lecture by Robin Frame to mark the launch of a major new internet resource: CIRCLE: A Calendar of Irish Chancery Letters, c.1244—1509[more]

Uncovering Our Connemara Roots: Genealogical Conference

Throughout 2012 Clifden will be celebrating the 200th anniversary of its founding. This genealogy event is one of several taking place during the year to celebrate this important milestone in Clifden's history. [more]

Heritage as an Engine of Economic Growth - Kerry Workshop

21st April, Kerry. Following on from the outstanding success of the Galway event the Heritage Council is pleased to announce the details of the next workshop in the series which will take place in Listowel, Co. Kerry.[more]

Eures Cross Border Partnership Tourism Conference - What it takes to succeed in the Tourism Sector

Date: Wednesday 28th March 2012, 8.45am - 1.30pm

Location: Ballymascanlon House Hotel, Dundalk, Co. Louth[more]

Irish Landscape Institute Public Lecture Series 2012 - Landscape, Archaeology & Visual Assessment

This presentation will address the importance of the Irish landscape for tourism, what our overseas tourists think of our landscape and how some of our best views are actually our best kept secrets! [more]

Exhibition - Ranks Mills at the Hunt Museum, Limerick

Ranks Mills was crucial to Limerick life over a span of several decades. This exhibition celebrates a vital industry for the city in the recent past from the workers' perspective. [more]

Burren in Bloom Brochure

Burren in Bloom Festival - May - Co. Clare

The Burren in Bloom events programme has just been announced. This lively festival returns this year with a series of illustrated talks and organised walks throughout the month of May.[more]

Schumacher Ireland Summer School

11-15 June, Co. Down. From Crisis to Resilience: Rethinking Ireland's economic future exploring the transition to a sustainable society on the island of Ireland [more]

Access to Historic Buildings & Places - Conference - National Disability Authority

30th May, Dublin. The National Disability Authority and the Department of Arts Heritage and the Gaeltacht are hosting a one day conference on access to historic buildings and places.[more]

Heritage in Tidy Towns - Seminar

24th March, Donegal. The event is aimed at existing ‘Tidy Towns’ committees as well as community groups, heritage groups, historical societies, communities and individuals interested in participating in the ‘Tidy Towns’...[more]

Bird Habitats in Ireland - Symposium

18th May, Dublin. This event will be of interest to all birdwatchers, ecologists, conservationists, environmental researchers and managers, consultants and decision-makers throughout Ireland.[more]

The Secrets of Stone: Ireland's Geoheritage - Seminar

24th March, Dublin. This seminar aims to increase public awareness of Ireland’s fascinating geoheritage and will examine the diversity of projects taking place in Ireland.[more]

Collecting Oral Narratives: Ethics, Best Practice and the Law - Seminar

The Oral History Network of Ireland is conscious that there are ethical and legal considerations in the collection, preservation and use of recorded memories of the past which ought to be deliberated in a public forum by people...[more]

Smooth Newt Survey - Co. Clare

The smooth newt is one of our few native amphibian species. The Irish Wildlife Trust would like your help to map the distribution of this mysterious animal. [more]

Purple Flag Initiative - Meeting, March 15th, Dublin

An initial meeting to launch the programme will take place in Dublin on 15th March and more locations are invited to attend with a view to joining the Pathfinder programme.[more]

Invasive Species Ireland Forum 2012

3rd May, Glasnevin. The forum programme will include an update from Invasive Species Ireland and talks covering the freshwater, marine and terrestrial environments. [more]

Introduction to Conservation Plans - 1 Day Course

29th March 2012. This course is being run by the Heritage Council as part of the Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland (IAI) Continuous Professional Development Programme 2012. [more]

Canon Patrick Power Seminar - Co. Waterford

8th March, Waterford. Celebrating the 150th anniversary of the birth of Canon Patrick Power, author of “The Placenames of the Decies”. [more]

Irish Seed Savers - Workshops & Demos

Sat & Sun, March 31st/ April 1st - Co. Clare. Workshops & Demos - Vegetable plants/ Heritage Seeds/ Fruit trees/ Garden Supplies/ Information Stalls[more]

Launch of the Heritage Council Strategic Plan 2012-2016

PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE - The Launch of the Heritage Council Strategic Plan 2012-2016 will take place on Thursday, March 1st at 12 noon at Buswells Hotel, Molesworth St., Dublin 2.[more]

Rathcroghan Archaeological Conference

The Cruachan AÁ Centre in Tulsk, Co. Roscommon Ireland is hosting an Archaeological Conference from April 13th — 15th to highlight the important archaeological work carried out in the Rathcroghan area over the past ten years.[more]

St. Patricks Cathedral - Talks, Lectures & Events

The Cathedral is hosting a series of events including talks, lectures, re-enactments and concerts between March and July 2012. [more]

Heritage as an Engine of Economic Growth - Galway Agenda Announced

The agenda for the inaugural workshop of this series is now available. The workshop will take place on Saturday, 3rd March 2012 at NUI, Galway.


“Challenging Times: Innovations & Opportunities” - Landmark Trust Conference

Tuesday, 28th February 2012, Council Chambers of Limerick County Council. [more]

Barrow River Arts Festival! 2nd - 4th March 2012

2nd - 4th March 2012, Duiske Abbey, Co. Kilkenny & Borris House, Co. Carlow. The Barrow River Arts Festival presents a programme of classical music, free improvised jazz, theatre, story-telling and visual art in two beautiful...[more]

Archaeological Archives as a Resource: Creation, Curation & Access - Conference

Thursday, 23 February 2012. Focusing on the paper archive, the conference proposes that archaeological archives are a crucial national heritage resource, worthy of continued curation, which should be accessible to all researchers...[more]

How to Turn a Place Around - Training Programme

March 8th & 9th, 2012, Dún Laoghaire. The conference is designed to help decision makers, activists, and others who work at the local level to make improvements to the places where they work and live.[more]

The Impacts of Climate Change on Northern Ireland - Conference

Thursday 16th February 2012. This conference will present the results of the major UK Climate Change Risk Assessment exercise.[more]

Business Improvement District - Basics Seminar - London

Monday, 26th March 2012, London. This seminar provides you with a national and strategic overview, an explanation of the BID process, case studies from market towns to city centres and an opportunity to put questions to our BID...[more]

Growing Together – An all-Ireland conference on Community Supported Agriculture

The aim of this weekend conference is to introduce the concept of Community Supported Agriculture to communities and growers on the island of Ireland. [more]

Tree Walk to Celebrate National Tree Week!

Author and forestry expert Michael Carey will give a walking tour of the trees in Powerscourt Gardens, Co. Wicklow. 6th March 2012. National Tree Week runs from 4-10 March 2012.[more]

Conference - Tullahedy: Neolithic Settlement in North Munster

24th & 25th February 2012. The conference will consider the results of recent UCC excavations at the Neolithic enclosure and settlement at Tullahedy, near Nenagh, North Tipperary. The line-up includes the launch of the Tullahedy...[more]

'Heritage as an Engine of Economic Growth' - Heritage Economic Workshop Programme

First workshop to take place on Saturday, 3rd March 2012, NUI, Galway. The Heritage Council is pleased to announce an innovative series of workshops designed to showcase the economic potential of the heritage sector at a local...[more]

Archaeological Field School at Slane, Co. Meath

An Introduction to Multi-Method Archaeological Site Survey: Surface Collection and Remote Sensing. Will run 8th to 13th April 2012.[more]

ECO-UNESCO - Environmental Education Training - 7th & 8th February 2012

Tuesday & Wednesday, 7th & 8th February 2012, Dublin. This is a great opportunity for environmental educators (staff and volunteers) to be up-skilled in teaching methods and methodologies central to environmental education. [more]

South Dublin County Tidy Town Public Meeting

South Dublin County Tidy Town Public meeting in Tallaght Stadium on Thursday 16th February @ 7.30pm[more]

Launch of ‘Landscape Conservation for Irish Bats’

Dr Liam Lysaght, Director of the National Biodiversity Data Centre, will launch the results of the new study on Monday 23rd January 2012 at 3pm in the Royal Irish Academy, Dawson Street, Dublin 2.[more]

Craft Workshops in Living Furniture, Homebrewing and Hazel Coppicing

Irish Seed Savers, Capparoe, Scarriff, Co. Clare[more]

UCD School of Archaeology - Research Seminar Series 2011/12

All welcome to UCD's School of Archaeology - Research Seminar Series 2011/12. Every Thursday at 5 pm, Room A109, Newman Building, UCD, Dublin.[more]

Irish Post-Medieval Archaeology Group Annual Conference

The annual conference of the Irish Post-Medieval Archaeology Group to be held in Wexford on the 3rd-5th February 2012.[more]

Clifden 2012 Railway & Transportation Weekend

Clifden 2012 Railway & Transportation Weekend will take place Fri 17th - Sun 19th February in Clifden, Co. Galway.[more]

Annual Meeting of Irish Freshwater Biologists 2012

Friday, 2nd of March 2012, TCD. The Annual Meeting of Irish Freshwater Biologists will cover a wide range of topics with specific focus in the morning sessions on ‘Climate Change and Implications for Irish Freshwaters’. [more]

Conference - Heritage as an Engine of Economic Growth in Mid-Sized Towns

A conference examining how the heritage resources of a town can help them recover from the recession will be held on Thursday January 26th in the Wood Quay Venue, Dublin. [more]

MÁcheál Á“ Cléirigh seminars

January-April 2012, University College Dublin[more]

'Place As Resource' Conference: Presentation PDFs and audio now available online

Thursday 27th October 2011. Conference papers and audio files can now be downloaded. Thank you to all our speakers and attendees for making this such a successful and inspirational day.[more]

Landscapes of Desire: Parks, Colonialism and Identity in Victorian and Edwardian Ireland. January 2012 Lecture.

Irish Landscape Institute Lecture Series 2012: January Lecture by Dr. Joanna BrÁ¼ck, UCD School of Archaeology. Wednesday 25 January, Pearse Street Library, Dublin 2[more]

Historic Rural Landscapes in Italy lecture

Cultural heritage for economic development, social cohesion and environmental conservation[more]

Certificate in History of Family & Genealogical Methods

Griffiths’ Valuation, Tithe Applotments, Creating your Family Tree, 1911 Census, Trace your roots, Beginner’s Guide to Genealogy[more]

Irish Municipal Art Collections talk at South Tipperary County Museum

by Dr Peter Jordan at the County Museum on Thursday 1st December at 7.30pm[more]

Upcoming Winter Gardening and Craft Workshops at Irish Seed Savers

Irish Seed Savers Association, Capparoe, Scarriff, Co. Clare[more]

Caring for Sligo’s Built Heritage

Canis Major, Clarion Hotel, Sligo. Friday 25th November 2011[more]

Traditional Ironwork Conservation & Current Practice

Presented by Galway Rural Development Company[more]

Conserving Your Dublin Period House

The Irish Georgian Society and Dublin City Council present a six-week lecture series. 26th October - 30th November 2011[more]

Wicklow Uplands Council Community Panel and Economic and Tourism Panel

Follow up to meeting on 'Community Led Tourism — the Key to Wicklow’s Prosperity'. 26th October at 7.30pm. [more]

One Day on Earth

The World's Story is Yours to Tell[more]

Professional Accreditation of Conservator-Restorers (PACR) Clinic

PRONI (Public Record Office of Northern Ireland), Belfast 13th October 2011[more]

Multi-Disciplinary LCA CPD Training Course September 2011

Wednesday 21st and Thursday 22nd September 2011. Spanish Point and Tulla, Co. Clare. [UPDATED 20th September 2011][more]

Planning, People and Environment Conference

Sustainable Energy of Authority of Ireland Conference, Thursday 22nd September 2011, Dublin[more]

ECO UNESCO Events, Training, Opportunities, Programmes

ECO-UNESCO Training Courses

ECO-UNESCO’s Youth Work and Sustainability Training27th Sep 2011, 10 am — 4 pm.

ECO-UNESCO's Introduction to Sustainable Development (FETAC Accredited Module - L5) 10 weeks:29th Sep - 15th Dec...[more]

Emerging invasive species event

20th October 2011, London[more]

Investigating Your Family History - A Practical Approach

Family History Workshop & Website Launch. Wednesday 24th August, Claregalway, Co. Galway.[more]

Stone Wall Workshop: Féile na gCloch

Inis OÁrr, Co. Galway. Friday 23rd to Sunday 25th September 2011[more]

County Wicklow Heritage Week event guide

Handy guide and timetable listing those events taking place in the Garden County from 20th-28th August[more]

Irish Wildlife Rehabilitation Conference

Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th of September. Drogheda, Co. Louth.[more]

Traditional Building & Conservation Skills in Action Exhibition

Saturday 13th & Sunday 14th August 2011. Farmleigh House, Phoenix Park, Dublin [more]

Technological Advances in Landscape and Heritage Management Recording

One day symposium. 12th August 2011. Humanities Institute of Ireland, University College Dublin.[more]

Marine Biology Summer School

With marine biologist Dr Sarah Varian and team in the National Sea Life Centre Bray."¨"¨[more]

'Explosive Substances’ Politics and Culture in the 19th Century

Conference: Mall Arts Centre, Town Hall, Youghal, Co. Cork. 24th & 25th September 2011.[more]

Aughrim Remembered - The Kelly Connection

Seminar: Friday 22nd & Saturday 23rd July 2011[more]

Upcoming Workshops at Irish Seed Savers

Children's Cookery WorkshopSaturday July 9 (½ day): Children from ages 5 to 13 will enjoy this hands-on cookery course.Soft Fruits — Cultivation and TastingSaturday July 16 (½ day): - Currants, gooseberries and jostaberries are a...[more]

Locals urged to make their voice heard on the future of the Burren

The Burren — What can you do? is the challenge being laid down to the communities of the Burren as part of a pioneering new initiative in participatory democracy currently underway in the region. Led by some key local...[more]

Lime Workshop - Drimnagh Castle

Building Limes Forum Ireland[more]

Tales of Medieval Dublin - June - December 2011

June to December 2011, Wood Quay, Dublin 8.[more]

The Táin March

June 23rd-26th. Join Queen Maeve’s Army on a march from Ardee to Cooley![more]

Conservation of Historic Ironwork Seminar

The Market House, Monaghan. Thursday 23rd June 2011.[more]

Buttevant Walled Town Day

Saturday June 18th, Castle Grounds, Buttevant, Co. Cork[more]

Discover Nature in the Heart of the City

ECO-UNESCO Launches ECO-Camp in Dublin[more]

The Ins and Outs of Eskers, their Geology, Flora and Fauna

Based in Ferbane, Co. Offaly. Monday 4th July to Friday 8th July, 9.30pm to 3.30pm daily.[more]

Transferable Skills Workshop

Institute of Archaeologists of Ireland CPD Programme. Limerick. Monday 4th July 2011.[more]

Historic Tour of 18th Century Robing Room & On-Site Excavation

8th / 9th June 2011. Church of Ireland Bishop's Palace, Kilkenny.[more]

Engage with Architecture

3-28 May 2011. Tullamore, Co. Offaly.[more]

Communicating Archaeology

Open forum and book launch co-hosted by the Institite of Archaeologists of Ireland (IAI) and the National Roads Authority (NRA). Galway, 16 June 2011.[more]

Ireland’s BioBlitz

20 — 21 May 2011[more]

Space and settlement in the Middle Ages

Conference: May 27th / 28th. Trinity College Dublin[more]

Maps and Texts: exploring the Irish Historic Towns Atlas

Seminar. 20th May 2011. Royal Irish Academy, Dublin.[more]

Clonfert 1111–2011

A Celebratory Conference Marking Nine Hundred Years as a Diocesan Centre. 13-15 May 2011[more]

The Bealtaine Festival of Outdoor Science

Biodiversity Festival in the South East — celebrate our living earth! 13 - 22 May 2011. Waterford, Wexford and Tipperary.[more]

Launch of 'Donegal's Farming Heritage' Booklet

Donegal County Museum., 18 May 2011[more]

Caring for Irish Wildlife

Biodiversity seminar. Saturday 14th May 2011. National Museum of Ireland, Collins Barracks, Dublin 7.[more]

Multi-Disciplinary LCA CPD Training Course — Course Dates in 2011

18th-19th May and 21st-22nd September 2011. [May course 80% booked!][more]

Monaghan International Forge-In

“The Hive of Knowledge”. Monaghan Town, 24th - 26th June 2011. [more]

Ireland Reaching Out

Week of Welcomes: 26th June to 2nd July 2011[more]

Biodiversity Spraoi

The Biodiversity Spraoi and will run fortnightly for 3 months with 6 challenges to complete. [more]

Conservation Follies — Attempting the Impossible

Lecture by James Simpson, Simpson and Brown Architects, Edinburgh. 21st April at 1pm in the Wood Quay Venue, Dublin City Council Civic Offices, Wood Quay, Dublin 8.[more]

Weekend in the Woods

30 April and 1 May[more]

Abandoned Mansions of Ireland

Exhibition at Castletown House, Celbridge, County Kildare. 1st April-2nd May. Free admission.


Seminar: Introduction to Genealogical and Local History Sources

Saturday 16th April 2011, Clifden, Co. Galway [more]

Irish Seed Savers Association workshops

Organic Gardening and Raised Bed Construction[more]

Working with Lime - Sligo workshop

Friday 29th April 2011, Temple House, Ballinacarrow, Ballymote, Co. Sligo[more]

Lime Workshop - Dublin

Tuesday 10th May 2011, Drimnagh Castle[more]

Care, Cures, Charms

Health Provision in Medieval and Early Modern Ireland[more]

Burren in Bloom Festival

29th April-29th of May 2011[more]

Weekend in the Woods: April 30th - May 1st, Clare

April 30th - May 1st, Bealkelly Oak Woods, Tuamgraney,

Co. Clare[more]

Archaeology and Science

IAI Spring Conference 2011. Dublin, April 1st - April 2nd.[more]

Heritage in Hard Times

Hillsborough Courthouse. Wednesday 23rd March 2011.[more]

Wildlife Courses Cape Clear 2011

Cape Clear Bird Observatory, Cape Clear, Co. Cork. April - September[more]

Getting to Know Ants with Professor John Breen

National Biodiversity Data Centre 2011 Workshop Programme : 9th April[more]

Graveyard and Memorial Recording Workshops

Workshops being organised by Laois Partnership in association with Laois County Council, on the use of new technology to record graveyards and memorials. Training will be provided by Eachtra Archaeology and will involve all...[more]

Enabling Sustainable Behaviour: The Environment, Communities, Health & Well Being

3rd Annual Social Marketing Conference of The Centre for Innovation and Structural Change at NUI Galway. Friday 15th April.[more]

Insights into our Folklore and Oral Heritage

Seminar: Saturday 26th March 2011. Synod Hall, St. Mary's Cathedral, Tuam, Co. Galway.[more]

Irish Wildlife Trust hosts Irish premiere of 'Play Again'

10th March at 6.30pm. Light House Cinema, Smithfield, Dublin[more]

Conserving your Dublin Period House

Lunchtime lecture series, March, April and May 2011[more]

The Archaeological Profession in Ireland

A one-day workshop hosted by the Heritage Council to identify future possibilities. Tuesday, 8th of March 2011. Kilkenny[more]

From Maps to Apps

IWTN Seminar Series. March 22nd at 1.00pm. Heritage Council, Church Lane, Kilkenny[more]

Hands on Hedges

The Hedge Laying Association of Ireland demonstration. Saturday 19 February, Ulster Folk and Transport Museum, Cultra, Co. Down.


The Environmental Challenges facing the Irish Forest Industry

The Annual Augustine Henry Forestry Lecture. Thursday, 10th March 2011 at 7.30pm, Royal Dublin Society, Ballsbridge, Dublin.[more]

Medieval Buttevant Conference: European Urbanism in Ireland

4th-6th March 2011. Buttevant and Springfort Hall Hotel, Mallow, Co. Cork[more]

CABE Space leaders conference

in association with GreenSpace London 9th and 10 March 2011[more]

Controlling priority invasive"¨ non-native plants and restoring native biodiversity

Project launch at 11.00am on Tuesday 1st February 2011, Great Hall, Queen's University Belfast[more]

Irish Seed Savers Upcoming Wokshops

Creating an Orchard, Fruit Tree Pruning, Restoring an Old Orchard[more]

Mulranny Old Irish Goats

Talk by Professor Ray Parker Friday 28th Jan 2011 at 8:30pm. Mulranny Amenity Centre, Co. Mayo[more]

2011 Irish Walled Towns Network Forum and AGM event

Wednesday, January 19th. Wood Quay Venue, Dublin.[more]

Annual Meeting of Irish Freshwater Biologists 2011

Saturday, 5th of March 2011. Medical Biology Centre, Queens University, Belfast.[more]

'The Knight's Tale'

Final lecture in the 'Tales of Medieval Dublin' series. Tuesday, 14th December. 1.05-1.45 pm. Wood Quay Venue of the Civic Offices, Dublin 8.[more]

Rooms Neatly Coloured

Painting and decorating the Dublin town house, 1789-1810[more]

2010 Golden Mile Awards and 2011 Golden Mile Calendar launch

Claregalway, Co. Galway on Wednesday 8th December[more]

Folklore and Oral Heritage Seminar

Tuam, Co. Galway, Saturday 4th December.[more]

Two Biomimicry Training Bursaries Available

The Heritage Council is making two Biomimicry Training bursaries available to interested candidates on the upcoming biomimicry workshop taking place in Dublin Zoo: 22nd-24th November 2010.[more]

Iron Age Post Enclosure at Lismullin in Co. Meath

Public Lecture, Thursday 18 November 2010, DIT, Bolton Street, Dublin.[more]

Neolithic and Bronze Age Landscapes of North Mayo: Recent Research

Saturday 20th November and Sunday 21st November. Céide Visitor Centre,

Near Ballycastle, North Mayo.[more]

Energy Efficiency in Historic Houses

Regional Seminars: November and December 2010[more]

Journey to the Sovereign Self

Sunday 7th November 2010 at 8pm. Hill of Tara. Meet at the gate.[more]

St. Werburgh's Church : "¨Faith, Fabric and Future

A one-day seminar organised by Irish Landmark Trust.[more]

Who was Biddy Early?

A Lecture by Meda Ryan. Old Ground Hotel, Ennis. Thursday, November 4, 2010 at 7.30pm.[more]

Recent research in the Boyne Valley

A one-day public seminar, presenting recent archaeological, historical and natural heritage research in the Boyne Valley[more]

Whose Culture is it?

Social Inclusion and Cultural Diversity in Ireland's Cultural Spaces seminar. Friday November 19th, 2010. Chester Beatty Library, Dublin. BOOKED OUT.[more]

Countryside Recreation Network events

'Who Visits and Why? Results from national surveys of visitors to the outdoors' and 'Natural Connections: the role of green space in connecting people to their local environment'.[more]

Celebrating Laois Heritage Conference

Parish Centre Portlaoise, Saturday 20th November.[more]

Historic Houses, Gardens and Demesnes of County Waterford Past, Present & Future

Thursday 14 Oct 2010 at 9am

Pugin Room, Lismore Castle, Lismore [more]

County Wicklow Traditional Skills Day

Saturday 9th October 2010 — A Free Event[more]

Amenity Trees and Woodlands: A Guide to their Management in Ireland

Seminar presented by the Tree Council of Ireland in association with the

Arboricultural Association [Irish Branch] and the Society of Irish Foresters. Monday, 18th October 2010. National Botanic Gardens, Glasnevin, Co. Dublin.[more]

Birds, Bats and Bugs — a two day seminar on Irish Biodiversity

Friday 15th and Saturday 16th October 2010. National Museum of Ireland, Kildare Street, Dublin[more]

IMA Workshop: Know Your Visitors

Wednesday 13 October 2010. Waterford Museum of Treasures[more]

Discovering Medieval Fingal

The Fry Model Railway Museum, Malahide Castle, Co. Dublin[more]

Youghal Celebrates History

Youghal Celebrates History Conference

24-26 September 2010. Mall Arts Centre, Youghal, Co. Cork[more]

Urban Ecology and Green Roofs

Dusty Gedge, Pearse Street Library, Pearse Street, Dublin 2. Thursday 21st October 2010. Doors open 5.45p.m.[more]

Superficial Surfaces

Martin Rein-Cano [Topotek 1], Pearse Street Library, Pearse Street, Dublin 2. Thursday 16th September 2010. Doors open 5.45pm.[more]

Trees in Ancient Ireland; A general Survey

Agriculture and Food Science Building, University College Dublin. Thursday, 7th October 2010 at 8pm. All welcome.[more]

Invitation to attend Compass10 Annual Conference

Mapping Technologies Making Returns[more]

Conservation Short Courses at West Dean College

Continuing Professional Development Courses 2011A range of intensive courses combining lectures, demonstrations and practical exercises held at West Dean College, Chichester, West Sussex, England.

Click here to download...[more]

Offaly Annual Heritage Seminar

Saturday 13th November 2010[more]

Endocrine Disruption in Freshwater Fish in the Shannon River Basin District - Male or Female? That is the Question

Lecture by Dr Andy Fogarty, Lecturer, School of Science [AIT]. OHAS Research Centre, Tullamore, Co. Offaly. Wednesday 29th September 2010.[more]

The Natural History and Ecology of Irish Water Beetles

Lecture by Marguerita Gioria, UCD. OHAS Research Centre, Tullamore, Co. Offaly. Wednesday 15th September 2010.[more]

2010 Irish Walled Towns Network Annual Conference and AGM

Thursday, September 30th. The Heritage Council, Áras na hOidhreachta, Church Lane, Kilkenny. Presentations now available to download.[more]

The impact of the indoor environment on the preservation of our movable heritage

Conference announcement: 8th-9th November 2010. Trinity College Dublin.[more]

Stone Wall Workshop

Inis OÁrr, County Galway. 24th-26th September 2010[more]

Seminar on Robert O’Hara Burke: Galway Man and Australian Explorer

Saturday 4th September 2010. Loughrea, Co. Galway.[more]

Climate Change and the Risk to Material Culture

The Hunt Symposium Series : 23 September 2010[more]

Art in the Land Conference & evening performance

September 18th, Lough Boora Parklands, Co. Offaly[more]

Funding Heritage Projects conference

Investing in the past; Local and Global. Glasgow November 18th-20th, 2010[more]

Biodiversity Knowledge Quest — setting priorities for 2020

26th & 27th August, 2010. Waterford Institute of Technology, Cork Road, Waterford.[more]

Ballinasloe Biodiversity and Natural Heritage walks and talks

Great Family Day out! All events are free![more]

National Heritage Week : 21st to 29th August

Experience life in a medieval castle in 1210, meet the bugs of Corlea Bog, get an 18th Century Guide to Marriage, celebrate Tara & Irish heritage with Paul Muldoon and Colm ToibÁn, trace your ancestors, dance at the...[more]

Traditional Shopfronts of Wicklow Town: Guidelines and Recommendations Workshops

Town Forum Offices, Main St. Wicklow Town. 23rd-27th August 10.00-13.00[more]

Mulranny Experience weekends

September to November 2010[more]

Walks and Talks on Hill of Tara

Wednesday 21st-Wednesday 28th of July[more]

Large-scale extensive grazing systems in Europe: advancing knowledge to improve policy

20-24th September 2010 : International Academy for Nature Conservation, Isle of Vilm, Germany[more]

UCD Chronology Day

Friday 6th August 2010 : UCD Humanities Institute of Ireland, University College Dublin, Belfield, Dublin 4[more]

Love Motel for Insects : July 19th to 31st

The light installation "Love Motel for Insects" has been turned on at Sculpture in the Parklands. This is Brandon's largest light installation to date and truly dramatic. Please open attached images. We hope to see you down here...[more]

Weekend in the Woods : July 17th & 18th

CELT Centre for Environmental Living and Training[more]

Tara Lecture Series 2010

In the Summer of 1210, King John of England visited Ireland...[more]

Marine Biology Summer School

with marine biologist Dr Sarah Varian in the National Sea Life Centre Bray. Starts 11th August.[more]

Biodiversity Knowledge Quest

Setting priorities for 2020[more]

Place to Bee café

Celebrating Bee 4 Biodiversity as part of Clonmel Junction Festival[more]

The Golden Mile of Galway | SlÁ Dhúlra na Gaillimhe 2010

Galway County Council in conjunction with Galway Rural Development Company, Comhar na nOileán, Forum Connemara and Galway County Heritage Forum, invites community groups to enter this important heritage competition.The Golden...[more]

New Heritage Week website

Heritage Week: 21-29 August

Launch of new website![more]

Trim Swift Festival

Thursday 1st July — Sun 4th July[more]

The Galway Garden Festival

Saturday July 10th and Sunday July 11th [more]

Traditional Building and Conservation Skills Exhibition

Castletown, Co. Kildare. Saturday 26th and Sunday 27th June[more]

Waterworld Mini Beasts Summer School

led by John Feehan. Ferbane, Co. Offaly, Monday 28th June to Friday 2nd July 2010[more]

Tales of Medieval Dublin - June

Seven free lunchtime lectures which will take place monthly in the new Wood Quay Venue of the Dublin City Council Offices. Starts June 15th, 2010.[more]

There are very few problems nature hasn’t already solved!

Biomimicry: Emulating Nature’s Genius. [Please note change of venue to the Royal College of Surgeons, 123 St. Stephen’s Green, Dublin 2.][more]

LCA CPD Training Course 26th & 27th May 2010

Wednesday 26th & Thursday 27th May 2010

Multi-Disciplinary CPD Training Workshop

Spanish Point and Tulla, County Clare[more]

Kilkenny’s Programme of Events for International Biodiversity Year 2010

2010 is the International Year of Biodiversity. Kilkenny Local Authorities have organised events to mark this important year and celebrate Kilkenny’s biodiversity.


Bat Detector Workshop

Friday 11th to Sunday 13th June. Carran Field Centre, Co. Clare. [more]

What do we really know about biodiversity?

INVITATION: Launch of research on awareness, understanding and impact of biodiversity in 2010.[more]

The Living Tradition of Stone Sculpture in Callan: the O'Tunneys - the men, the work and the times

Callan Heritage Society: 1st Annual Conference, 30 July - 1 August 2010[more]

Friends of Medieval Dublin 12th Medieval Dublin Symposium

Saturday, 22 May 2009. Trinity College, Dublin[more]

Launch of Donegal Heritage 'Life & Lore' Collection

Donegal County Museum, High Road, Letterkenny, County Donegal

Wednesday, May 19, 2010 at 1:30 p.m.[more]

Biodiversity Bingo

Fortnightly chance to search for interesting species, learn to identify some new ones, and have fun recording our biodiversity! Prizes!![more]

A Tale Of Two Dundalks

Louth museum webcasts to Maryland students: April-June 2010[more]

Space and settlement in the Middle Ages: The final frontier

Two-day international conference organised by Professor Terry Barry of the History Department, Trinity College Dublin and his research students, 28th & 29th May, 2010.[more]

Waterworld Mini Beasts Summer Schools

Led by John Feehan | Ferbane, Co. Offaly | Monday 28th June to Friday 2nd July 2010[more]