New podcast series about Monaghan’s heritage – Heritage at the Heart.

For National Heritage Week, Monaghan County Council Heritage Office has recorded a series of podcasts, called Heritage at the Heart.  Releasing every few days, the five episodes cover Holy Wells, hedgerows, placenames, historic headstones and market houses.  You will hear local heritage experts and custodians visit these places with the Heritage Officer, in these lively and informative treats for your ears.  Funded by the Heritage Council and Monaghan. Each podcast is about 15 minutes in length and accompanied with specially commissioned music by distinguished Monaghan composer Michael Gallen.  The series is available on spotify, apple podcasts, google podcasts and soundcloud as well as links from the Monaghan County Council website.

Latest episode:

The Puzzle of Placenames

Shirley Clerkin is joined in Clones by heritage enthusiasts James Sheerin and Larry McDermott to tease out some placename meanings from Clones and elsewhere, and the heritage of the land that can be gleaned by diving into an exploration of what places are called.

Music – Landmark and The Seed in March by Michael Gallen

Recording and editing – Noel Murphy.

Funding – Podcast is funded by the Heritage Council and Monaghan County Council.