Welcome to the Heritage Office
The Heritage Office provides advice and information on heritage issues; develops policies and priorities for the identification, protection, conservation and enhancement of Kilkenny's heritage; collects and collates heritage data, and promotes and supports heritage awareness & education throughout the county. A key objective is to work with the Kilkenny Heritage Forum in the preparation and implementation of the County Heritage Plan and the County Biodiversity Plan.
The Heritage Office is located in Johns Green House, Johns Green, Kilkenny, R95 CX92. Tel. 056-7794925. Email: Dearbhala.firstname.lastname@example.org.
See www.kilkennyheritage.ie for full details of projects and services. See also facebook.com/kilkenny.heritage
Normal office hours are Monday - Friday, 9am - 1pm, and 2pm- 5.30pm.
Services of the Heritage Office are free of charge, where there is a cost for events these will be stated.
Click on the following link to view the Kilkenny County Council Freedom of Information Publication Scheme.
Field Name Project
Celebrating Traditional Field Gates, Sunday 12th October, 2014 from 2-6pm at Casltecomer Discovery Park. Exhibition on the history and development of wrought iron gates. Launch of the booklet - The Vernacular Forged Wrought...
Hedgerows around the county are in full bloom at the moment. Dearbhala Ledwidge, Kilkenny Heritage Officer, explains why we should put off any trimming and pruning of hedgerows until later in the autumn.
The Heritage Office of Kilkenny County Council commissioned the Geological Survey of Ireland to undertake an audit of Kilkenny's geology. The audit was conducted in two phases (2007 & 2012) and identified 25 sites of geologic...
Kilkenny has a wealth of industrial heritage sites - sites of past industrial activity. This includes sites and machinery relating to extractive industries (e.g. mines and quarries), manufacturing (e.g. corn and textile mills...
Kilkenny Military Heritage and Graves Project
Oral history is the collecting and recording of the memories and experiences of people. Oral history can give a voice to individuals and groups who are sometimes marginalized in 'conventional' histories - the working classes,...
Kilkenny City has a wealth of wildlife species, habitats and green infrastructure - a very important resource for residents and visitors alike. The River Nore, and its tributaries the Breagagh and Pococke, kingfishers, otters...
A new fun, colourful and interactive children's guide called "Kilkenny Wildlife Detectives" was launched at children's wildlife workshops on August 18th as part of the Kilkenny Heritage Week programme.
The child friendly g...
Advice for householders on bat conservation
Maps based tool which enables users to browse and search Kilkenny Burial Grounds/Graveyard information