2022 National Heritage Week Awards -The County Award Category Winners

County award winners notice
Mary O'Malley

Presented to the most successful heritage event or project in each local authority area.

We are absolutely overjoyed to inform you that Louisburgh-Killeen Heritage has won the 2022 National Heritage Week County Award for Mayo.

Our event “Foraging Walk on Cross Strand for Wild Child Day” was shortlisted from among eighty other wonderful events that took place during National Heritage Week 2022.

At the awards ceremony that took place in Royal College of Physicians of Ireland on Thursday 20th October 2022.

CEO of The Heritage Council, Virginia Teehan, thanked Minister Malcolm Noonan, Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, for the financial support his department has given to the Heritage Council over 2022.

“This funding insures more resources can be allocated to the valuable schemes and programmes that the Heritage Council oversee including the placement of dedicated Biodiversity Officers in the local authorities throughout the country”.

Minister Noonan in his address, welcomed the partnership of the Heritage Council and the National Museum of Ireland, supporting community heritage and iCAN.

“This partnership will nurture citizen led heritage management practices across the countryside.”

Louisburgh Killeen Heritage were named County award winners for Mayo 2022.

We congratulate and are delighted for our fellow iCAN members:

County Award Winner (Galway) Skehana Heritage Group for the work by Emma Laffey on the An Bhean Ghlúine project

Shortlisted Sustainable Heritage Award-Clarecastle & Ballyea Heritage & Wildlife Group

Shortlisted Wild Child Award-Bere Island Projects Group

Thank you to all in our community who volunteer and support our Heritage Week events every year. This award is for you!

You can read about our event last August 2022 Here

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