‘KnowYour5k ’ is a new initiative from the Heritage Council and National Museum of Ireland which provides an opportunity to share discoveries about our hidden heritage. The project helps the public to use a wealth of online resources to find out more about the story of their locality. Contribute your own submissions here, or discover the heritage that surrounds us all by exploring what others have shared.
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At its heart, KnowYour5k is a heritage project, and heritage is a very broad term. It encompasses archaeological, architectural and built heritage like ancient monuments, old graveyards or historic buildings. It can be old documents, photographs or letters of historic value. It can encompass natural heritage like flora and fauna, rivers, lakes or mountains. It can also include local names for fields, music and songs, poems and storytelling, crafts and traditions, sports and leisure.
All contributions will be moderated before being added to the database, so please do bear with us. We hope the KnowYour5k project helps you to discover the stories that surrounds us all!
Here you can see the contributions people have uploaded so far. Please add your own!
'The Limerick Piper' Pádraig O'Briain (Born in Labasheeda, Co. Clare, 1773) An Ancient Approach: Glendalough's Stepping Stones Ballindoon Priory (or Abbey) Cloyne Round Tower County Kerry Club, Denny St Tralee Devil's Bit Doe Castle Early Christian Oratory (Private Chapel) Rosscahill. Co. Galway Graves of the Leinstermen Heritage in The Curragh, Co. Kildare Hidden in Plain Sight – a Medieval Architectural Fragment at Marlfield Images of Mevagh Industry on Clonmel's river islands Kilcash Romanesque Church Kilnatoora Castle Kilrush Church Louth Hall, Co. Louth McCarthy Monument Moated site in Cutbush, Co. Kildare Rag tree by Doon Holy Well Rostellan Ice house St. Colmcille's Holy Well, Doonierin, County Sligo St. Nicholas Church and Graveyard/ Teampull na Plaighe St. Patrick's Well