Free 12-week heritage course in West Clare

Free 12-week heritage course in West Clare

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Members of the public are being invited to sign up for a free 12-week heritage course which will introduce participants to the geology, biodiversity, archaeology and natural heritage.

The course will centre around Spanish Point, Miltown Malbay, Mullagh, Quilty and surrounding areas.

The joint initiative of Clare County Council, Clare Museum and the Limerick and Clare Education & Training Board (LCETB) commences with an introductory workshop at the LCETB FET Centre in Miltown Malbay on Wednesday 19th September.

Heritage Consultant, Zena Hoctor will deliver ‘Reading Your Local Landscape’, a practical course which will enable participants to identify, examine and record the heritage features of their own local area through a combination of fi­eldwork and desk research.

The ‘Reading Your Local Landscape’ initiative marks 2018 European Year of Cultural Heritage and is hosted as part of Clare Culture & Creativity Strategy 2018-2022 and the Clare Heritage Plan 2017-2023.

‘Reading Your Local Landscape’ runs from September 26th to 12th December 2018. Booking for the free course is essential as places are limited.

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Chief Reporter Pat Flynn has worked as a journalist for almost 30 years. His career began during the late 1980s when, like many aspiring radio presenters of the time, he worked for local pirate radio stations in Clare and Limerick. Pat joined Clare FM in 1990 where he worked as researcher initially and later presented several different programmes including the station's flagship current affairs programme. He was also the station's News Editor and Deputy Controller of Programmes. Despite leaving in 2003 to pursue a career as a freelance journalist, he continues to work with the station to this day. As well as being the Clare Herald’s Chief Reporter Pat is also freelance journalist and broadcaster, contributing to Ireland’s national newspapers and is a regular contributor to national broadcasters.

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