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County Kildare Heritage Seminar 2007 - Sat. 27 January 2007


County Kildare Heritage Seminar - Saturday 27th January 2007


Kilcullen Town Hall & Heritage Centre
Main Street
Kilcullen


This is an action of the County Kildare Heritage Plan 2005-2009.

The aim of this seminar is to provide an opportunity for those interested in heritage to receive an update on the implementation of the heritage plan.

TIMETABLE


  • 9.30-10.00 Registration

  • 10.00-10.10 Opening Address Ger Smith Chairman of Heritage Forum,

  • 10.00-10.15 Heritage Plan update on heritage Plan projects completed to date. Bridget Loughlin, Heritage Officer

  • 10.15-10.45 The Hedgerows of County Kildare Neil Foulkes, Consultant

  • 11.00-11.20 Tea/coffee

  • 11.20-11-50 "A Road on the Long Ridge" – The Slí Mór Hermann Geissel, Author

  • 11-50-12.15 "The Hundred Acres- Kildare Town Heritage Trail" Mario Corrigan, Author

  • 12.15-12.45 Thatched Cottages of County Kildare Charles Duggan, Architectural Historian

  • 12.45-13.00 Launch of "Thatched Cottages of Kildare" Cllr. Fionnuala Dukes, Mayor of County Kildare


Contact: Bridget Loughlin, Heritage Officer

Heritage Officer,

Kildare County Council, Áras Chill Dara, Devoy Park, Naas, Co. Kildare.

Tel: 045 980791 email: heritageofficer@kildarecoco.ie

There is no charge for this seminar but places are limited so booking is essential.

Launch of "Thatched Cottages of County Kildare"

Kildare County Council, in conjunction with the Kildare Heritage Forum, will launch a booklet on Thatched Cottages in County Kildare at the Heritage Seminar at 9.30am on Saturday 27th January in the Kilcullen Heritage Centre. The booklet will be launched by the mayor of County Kildare, Cllr Fionnuala Dukes.

The "Thatched Cottages of Kildare" booklet recognises the importance of thatched cottages as part of out National Heritage and integral part of our irishness. It looks at the development of thatched cottages in the County and gives details of particular features of thatch and their significance.

The aim of this seminar will give those with an interest in heritage on the county an update on the implementation of the County Kildare Heritage Plan and projects completed to date. The presentations on the day will include topics such as the "Hedgerows of County Kildare" by Neil Foulkes, "A road on the Long Ridge- Slí Mór" Herman Geissel "The Hundred Acres- Kildare Town Heritage Trail" by Mario Corrigan and "Thatched Cottages of County Kildare" by Charles Duggan.

For more information contact Bridget Loughlin, Heritage Officer, Kildare County Council at 045 980791 or heritageofficer@kildarecoco.ie
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