Federation of Local History Societies events around the country during 2018

(1)  Co Cork – Cloyne Literary & Historical Society – Events

(2)  Co.Dublin – Clondalkin Historical Society – Talk

(3)   Co.Cork – Bishopstown Historical Society –  Talk 
see link below

(4)  Holyhead Maritime Museum – Blog
Barry Hillier of Holyhead Maritime Museum asked me to bring a new blog to the attention of those who might find it of interest. If you think it might be of interest, you might consider signing up to follow the blog. 

(5)  Co Kildare – Heritage Ireland 2030 Heritage Plan
Heritage Ireland 2030 is the Government’s new National Heritage Plan, and your views are now being sought, to make this the best possible plan for our heritage and our communities. The new Plan will address built, natural and archaeological heritage.
The discussion document can be downloaded at https://www.chg.gov.ie/heritage/heritageireland2030/ and you can make submissions by email (heritageireland2030@chg.gov.ie), via online survey (https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/LBLJHDT) or by post to Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Custom House, Dublin 1, D01 W6XO. The closing date for submissions is 28 February 2019.
To assist communities and individuals who would like to make a submission, the Heritage Office of Kildare County Council is holding a drop-in information session in Celbridge Library on Thursday 31st Jan, Athy Library on 5th Feb and new bridge Library on 12th from 4.30pm to 8pm. If you have a specific issue you’d like to clarify, or if you’re not sure how to write your submission, please do come along and we will help in any way we can. We can’t guarantee we will have all the answers but if we work together we can make sure the final plan is as strong as it can be for communities and for our shared heritage.
This is a chance for groups involved in the management and protection of heritage at grassroots to make their views know to central Government and an opportunity to convey the importance of heritage to local communities across Ireland. One way we can show this is by a large volume of submissions on the plan. Please consider coming to one of the drop in sessions, spread the word and please send in a submission on the draft.
Bridget Loughlin,
County Heritage Officer, Kildare County Council, Áras Chill Dara, Naas, Co Kildare
Tel: 045 980791
   KildareHeritage     Countykildareheritageoffice 

(6)  Co Cork – Ballygarvan History Society  – Talk
History Society Ballygarvan and District Local History Society will host John Mulcahy who will give a lecture on ’Siege of Cork 1690’ in the Pre Fab Old School, Ballygarvan at 8pm Thursday January 24th.

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