Kilkenny County Council Library Service have developed a series of short online audio talks/podcasts to give people confined at home a taste of Kilkenny City and County's rich history and heritage.
The talks posted weekly are researched and hosted by library staff. This new initiative is to give listeners a flavour of the resources held by the Kilkenny County Council Local Studies Department.
Each talk or talks will be thematically based either on a noted Kilkenny family, place or event. Themes already covered include Woodstock House and Estate, the Cuffes of Desart, Kilkenny City in the early twentieth century and The Spanish Flu in Kilkenny
These will be available to all, through www.kilkennylibrary.ie and our social media platforms.
"We hope these talks will allow us to bring some of the riches and variety of our Local Studies' Collections into people's homes across Kilkenny." says Executive Librarian, Declan Maculey. "These short talks are designed to tasters to encourage greater curiosity in our local history and heritage here in Kilkenny"
This initiative is just one example of how Kilkenny County Council is supporting community wellbeing and education through this difficult time.
Contact Person: Declan Macauley / firstname.lastname@example.org/ 056 7794166