National Heritage Week
Aug 23 2014 - Aug 31 2014
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Heritage Week is about bringing heritage to life with 1700 events taking place across Ireland - from medieval fairs to night-time bat walks and traditional music sessions to kids' workshops, there is something for everyone.
Whether it's castles, crafts, music or stories, National Heritage Week aims to involve you in something unique and memorable. Medieval fairs, night-time bat walks, wildlife walks and traditional music sessions, storytelling, historical re-enactments, and workshops for children; Heritage Week is a feast of events offering something for everyone and many of the events are especially for the family.
This is a time to discover some of Ireland's hidden gems as well as a great time to visit those iconic sites you have always been meaning to. Heritage Week is about bringing heritage to life, sharing in the enthusiasm of those who cherish our nature and our history, and taking part in something that has shaped you. Learn about Ireland's multi-cultural past, its great ruins, unique stories, hidden histories and so much more.
Over the course of the week, 1700 events take place all across Ireland from the capital city to small villages and many of them are free. 400 private historic homes are open for the first time to the public during Heritage Week and the week just grows and grows.
Every year during Heritage Week, there are a number of colourful competitions on the website. This is an opportunity to test your knowledge about Ireland's heritage or submit some photos you think capture the spirit of what makes a place so distinctly Irish. Heritage can mean many things to many people so help us build a network of images that you feel reflects' that diversity.
Check out the website for further details.