A great afternoon this week in Enniscorthy Library at the screening and launch of "Travelling Voices" - a 20 minute video filmed in July and August, 2022 highlighting the rich culture and heritage of the travelling community in Co. Wexford. The film, which was filmed and produced by Heritage in Schools Specialist Rachel Uí Fhaoláin (Ceol Mo Chroí) and Digital Storyteller/Filmmaker John Ó Faoláin (Traditional Archive Channel), explores the rich culture of the Travelling Community in Wexford. The film was funded by The Heritage Council through our Heritage in Schools programme. Watch it here https://youtu.be/MNn8SThnDF0
Calling all primary schools! To celebrate Science Week Ireland we're providing FREE #HeritageinSchools visits between 13-20 November! Browse our Directory of Heritage Specialists, contact a Specialist to agree date and submit your booking through our online booking page. For more info: email@example.com
To celebrate National Biodiversity Week 2022 the Heritage Council is offering free Heritage in Schools visit to primary schools between 13 and 22 May.
In September, the Heritage Council launched a blended Heritage in Schools programme – a mix of outdoor, in-person and virtual visits. To celebrate this long-awaited return to the outdoor classroom, and as a way of supporting teachers and students at a time when the benefits of nature and the outdoors are at an all-time high, the programme is being offered FREE to schools for a limited period before the end of 2021.
On Monday 15th November, Minister of State at the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, Malcolm Noonan, joined Virginia Teehan, Chief Executive of The Heritage Council, Maria Walsh, Heritage in Schools Programme Manager and Mary Dillon, Community Programmes Manager with Burrenbeo Trust to launch ‘Heritage Keepers’, a new pilot national Place Based Learning and Stewardship initiative.
This new pilot virtual programme will be offered to primary schools in counties Donegal and Kilkenny over an eight week period from 28 September to 20 November. The programme will offer a mix of pre-recorded and live interactive sessions for children and teachers.
History of site of Letterkenny Public Library, County Donegal. (By Reiltin O’Neill, age 12, Kilmuckridge National School)