National Heritage Week 2020 15-23 August
National Heritage Week this year has moved from event based to a project format due to COVID-19 restrictions. The theme this year is ‘Heritage and Education: Learning from our Heritage’. To mark Heritage Week in Kilteevan three short projects were submitted to the Heritage Council and these can now be viewed on their website at the following links.
1. Remembering teachers who taught in Kilteevan schools from their memorials
The project focuses on the teachers who taught in schools in Kilteevan Parish and who are named on memorials in Kilteevan graveyard. It records where they taught, the position they held and their years of service together with some genealogical data.
2.Back to the drawing board with a teacher from Kilteevan
The project traces the family history of a teacher who was born in Kilteevan, who taught in a local school in the 1860s and who disappeared from the local record until 1911. His story is explored within this timeframe.
3. Bringing Kilteevan Schools’ Folklore Collection to the parish audience
The project investigates the background to the Schools’ Collection, revisits the material submitted from Kilteevan School and explores the digitized Collection at www.dúchas.ie
For more information on Heritage Week 2020 and to explore other projects visit www.heritageweek.ie
County Roscommon projects can be viewed at https://www.heritageweek.ie/projects/?q=&where%5B%5D=roscommon#listings