25 May - Sunday 28 July 2019 Venue: Butler Gallery The Butler Gallery is delighted to present a site-specific installation by Berlin-based Irish artist Adam Fearon. Fearon makes sculptural installations using varied materials including aluminium, silicon, steel mesh and pvc interspersed with elements of technology such as screens and single chip computers. Fearon’s recent work has focused on the idea of relief sculpture as a frame for exploring our interactions with technology. Relief sculptures can be seen as both image and surface simultaneously, revealing the haptic and tactile qualities of [...]
24 - Monday 28 October 2019 Venue: Various locations in Kilkenny The 2019 programme features demos and talks from some of the nation’s favourite chefs and personalities, as well as a jam-packed schedule of events and an outdoor market with a wide selection of wonderful artisan food from the over 100 stalls on display. Savour Kilkenny 2019 will mark the 13th year of the festival. Over the years it has grown from a small food festival showcasing local artisan producers, to one of the country’s leading food festivals. SAVOUR MARKET [...]
Bike Week 2019 Do you want to play your part and help reduce greenhouse gas emissions? Bike Week 2019 is all about embracing climate change. We are encouraging everyone, young and old, to play their part. So why not leave the car behind, join KRSP and hop on your bike? Bike Maintenance Workshop – This practical workshop will allow you to carry out work on your own bike under the close eye of experienced, professional bike mechanics. After this class, you will have confidence to carry out basic repairs [...]
Sunday Sunday 23 June 2019 Venue: The Parade 10:00am to 6:00pm A family day out in the centre of Kilkenny – featuring Street Velodrome. Come out and try cycling in a pop velodrome. Have fun with your family, friends and work colleagues. Balance bike course, electric bike demonstration, Street Athletics, unicycles, face painting, bling your bike, Children’s games (giant Jenga, Connect 4, chalk drawing) and children’s yoga. Visit website to find events near you.
Cruinniú na nÓg Cruinniú na nÓg will take place this Friday and Saturday 14th & 15th June nationwide with free events to help children and young people get creative. To find events in Kilkenny go to https://www.kilkennylibrary.ie/eng/news/cruinniu-na-nog-kilkenny-programme-2019-final.pdf The Big Dig & Hidden Histories The School of Irish Archaeology and Butler Gallery, co-ordinated by Kilkenny County Council Heritage office, will host the Big Dig & Hidden Histories workshops on Saturday 15th June. This event has been developed to celebrate the restoration and re-development of Evan’s Home as the new Butler [...]
Are you looking for a safe, facilitated space to critically reflect on your work and to see what the learnings are? Are you interested in using reflective practice methods to support well-being at work and to support the exchange of good practice? This SHEP Continuing Professional Development (CPD) Programme, sponsored by SHEP, The National Youth Council of Ireland, The HSE and the Department of Children and Youth Affairs (DCYA), may be of interest to you and/or your colleagues. Strand 1: Staff supporting Children & Young People This strand is sponsored [...]
Free Electrical Recycling Dates 2019 Mooncoin - The Church carpark, Saturday June 22nd 10am - 4pm Thomastown - The Quay carpark, Saturday June 29th 10am - 4pm Castlecomer - Erins Own GAA Club carpark, Saturday July 6th 10am - 4pm Johnstown - The Church carpark, Saturday July 13th 10am - 4pm Any electrical waste =, batteries, energy saving lightbulbs accepted, large and small, from fridges to phones, laptops to lawnmowers, toys to power tools and everything in between!
OPENING of the Upper Paddock, Thomastown Biodiversity Community Garden opening of the Upper Paddock Thomastown Biodiversity Community Garden on Saturday 8th June 2019 at 11a.m. The opening of the garden is a culmination of an almost decade long project, which started in 2011, when the land was leased by Thomastown TidyTowns from the Kilkenny County Council for a 10 year period, at a cost of €10 per year. The work started with the original gate being repaired and erected, a stairway was then constructed from the Car Park to the [...]
Join the School of Irish Archaeology and Butler Gallery for the Big Dig Workshop for Cruinniú na nÓg on Saturday 15th June in Kilkenny City. Children (ages 5 to 12) can learn to be archaeologists exploring the layers of history beneath their feet. This exciting event is co-ordinated by Kilkenny County Council Heritage Office in association with Butler Gallery, and has been developed to celebrate the restoration and re-development of Evan’s Home as the new Butler Gallery site opening in 2020. Over the course of 800 years this area has had [...]