Heritage Council Funding Announcement: Two schemes opened for applications for 2024 with a closing date of 15 January 2024 at 5pm

Heritage Organisations Support Fund (formally named Heritage Capacity Fund)

Provides funding towards the core costs of not-for-profit non-governmental organisations working in the heritage sector in Ireland.

Click here for full details: Heritage Organisations Support Fund | The Heritage Council

Heritage Stewardship Fund

Provides grants to staff in local authorities, state agencies, and educational institutions with responsibilities for heritage programmes, such as stewardship of and access to collections, archives, buildings, monuments, and habitats. (not open to Heritage Officers or Biodiversity Officers as separate schemes will be opening soon)

Click here for full details: Heritage Stewardship Scheme | The Heritage Council

Architecture Kerry: Events are scheduled from Friday 22nd September to Sunday 1st October 2023.

Architecture Kerry Programme 2023

Kingdom of Skills Programme 2023

Photo: Paul Tierney

Where an Inch is a mile

Kingdom of Skills Programme

Architecture Kerry celebrates Kerry’s architectural heritage. This weekend festival features talks, guided tours and exhibitions to showcase the extraordinary built environment on offer in Kerry and is open to people of all ages. The vision behind Architecture Kerry is to show why good architecture, design and vibrant public spaces are vital to our quality of life. Experience exciting opportunities to visit some hidden gems throughout the County with tours led by architects and owners. Some buildings are open for one weekend only. There is a wide variety of buildings on offer from the science and technology sector, private architect-designed homes, passive buildings, Kerry lighthouses, historic houses, walking tours, castles, and much, much more!

Architecture Kerry is supported by Kerry County Council, the Department of Housing, Local Government and Heritage, the Heritage Council, the Trustees of Muckross House, the Irish Georgian Society, the Architectural Association of Ireland, the OPW, RIAI, and forms part of the Creative Ireland Kerry programme. It is facilitated by the owners and custodians of Kerry’s built environment.

New for 2023, Architecture Kerry is partnering with the Architectural Association of Ireland to celebrate exciting new architectural projects in Kerry, is hosting an evening to explore the legacy of Kerry’s Big Houses and is presenting the Kingdom of Skills traditional building skills in action with the Trustees of Muckross House and the Irish Georgian Society.

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