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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.ledwidge@kilkennycoco.ie.
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.


Related Links:

Creative Ireland Invitation

Kilkenny Fieldname Recording Project

Field Name Project

Kilkenny's Memorials, Plaques and Signs - Can you help?

Unearthing Freshfords Forgotten History

Celebrating Traditional Field Gates

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...

Managing your Hedgerows

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.

My Heritage - Write a Poem Competition

My Heritage - Write a Poem Competition is a primary school competition jointly co-ordinated by the Heritage Office of Kilkenny County Council and the Kilkenny Education Centre in 2014. Over 2400 children submitted poems on di...


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...

Farm Villages of South Kilkenny

Industrial Heritage

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

Kilkenny Military Heritage and Graves Project

First Steps into Archaeology: Archaeology for Children

The Heritage Office of Kilkenny County Council, in partnership with the Kilkenny County Childcare Committee, Kilkenny Education Centre, Dig-it-Kids, and with co-funding from the Heritage Council, has developed a series of 4 l...

Oral History in Kilkenny

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,...

Habitat Survey and Mapping of Kilkenny City

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...

Kilkenny Wildlife Detectives – Children’s Guide to Wildlife in Kilkenny

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

Burial Grounds Mapping Application

Maps based tool which enables users to browse and search Kilkenny Burial Grounds/Graveyard information

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Emergency Outside Office Hours

If you require the service of the Local Authority for an emergency outside of normal business hours please note the following:

Persons requiring the Fire Service for an emergency should Dial 112 and no other number

For any other emergency the public are advised to ring 1890 252654

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Heritage Office

Contact Information
John's Green House,
John's Green,
Kilkenny City
Phone: 056 - 7794920
Email: dearbhala.ledwidge@kilkennycoco.ie

Heritage Officer
Dearbhala Ledwidge


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Tel: +353 (0) 56 7794000 | Fax: +353 (0) 56 7794004 | Email: info@kilkennycoco.ie | Emergency outside office hours: : 1890 252 654
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