Bantry Historical Society rewarded at National Heritage Awards

Posted on: 4th July, 2016

Category: Headlines

Contributor: West Cork People

Pictured at the Heritage Council Awards were from left Angela O'Donovan, Clare Heardman, Conor Newman Chairperson of Heritage Council and Madeline Hutchins of the Ellen Hutchins Festival, winner of the Hidden Heritage Award.

On June 16, the Heritage Council hosted the National Heritage Week Event Awards at their offices in Kilkenny. The awards showcase the best of last year’s National Heritage Week and recognise the fantastic work of all the event organisers and volunteers that take part.

The Heritage Council was pleased to award the Hidden Heritage Award to the ‘Celebrating Ellen Hutchins Festival’ organised by the Bantry Historical Society and the National Parks and Wildlife Service in Co. Cork. The Ellen Hutchins Festival was designed to commemorate Ireland’s first female botanist, Ellen Hutchins and celebrate Ellen’s life and work on the 200th anniversary of her death in 1815.

The Coppeen Archaeological Historical and Cultural Society also made the Hidden Heritage shortlist with their ‘A Smithy Reborn’ project. The group worked for over two years restoring a ruin of a forge, which was run by same family for seven generations.

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