Heritage Week in Fermoy

Avondhu Blackwater partnership would like to thank all those who helped organise events for this years heritage week. This years events included: Heritage walk with Christy Roche of the Catholic  buildings and Heritage of Fermoy Open day of Christchurch Fermoy, and talks on the history of the Protestant churches in North Cork Public outdoor Screening…

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Avondhu Blackwater Partnership Welcome the opening of “The Farm”

Following the successful launch by Joanne O’Riordan, of The Farm in Grenagh last week, Avondhu Blackwater Partnership Chairman Sean Hegarty welcomed the project coming to fruition. Avondhu Blackwater Partnership were able to contribute almost €200,000 towards the tourism and heritage project which seeks to showcase the 1950-1970’s era in rural Ireland, and in particular the…

Buttevant Walled Town Day 2012

On Sunday June 17th the grounds of Buttevant Castle will return to their medieval roots. For one day only, the second annual Buttevant Walled Towns Day will recreate the sights, smells and sounds of 13th century Ireland. Organised by the local community and sponsored by the Heritage Council through the Irish Walled Towns Network, this…

Buttevant Area Enhancement Plan

The Buttevant community and Avondhu Blackwater Partnership have just finished several months’ hard work with the publication of the Buttevant Area Enhancement Plan. This plan sets out the needs of the town as defined by the community.  Recently Buttevant has started to pay more attention to its impressive heritage including the Town Walls, Buttevant Castle, The Friary…

Avondhu Blackwater Partnership – Tour Guide Training Awards

Last autumn Avondhu Blackwater Partnership ran a high end Tour Guide Training course (funded through the Rural Development Programme 2007-2013), the objective of which is to increase the body of local tour guides and to enhance the tourism brand in North Cork. The course finished with an intensive series of examinations and recently the awards…

EU Funding Information Event for Heritage Organisations

The Heritage Council, in collaboration with the Cultural Contact Point are holding an information event for Heritage Organisations in the Heritage Council Offices at Church Lane, Kilkenny on 13 April from 10.30 am to 3 pm. The aim of the day is to share experiences and provide information for artists and organisations in a way…