Heritage Week 2019 – Newsletter

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Only two weeks to go…

With only two weeks to go until the start of National Heritage Week 2019, excitement is building around the country as community groups and organisations make final preparations ahead of the multitude of events taking place nationwide between 17 – 25 August.

This year’s theme of Pastimes | Past Times explores how our free time has been shaped by hundreds of years of storytelling, craft, sport, music and more. In the video below, Chief Executive Officer of the Heritage Council, Virginia Teehan talks about this theme, and encourages communities across Ireland to get involved.


Water Heritage Day 2019 – Register your event now

As an island nation, our history and our heritage have been shaped by the sea and the great Irish rivers, lakes and wetlands. Stories, songs and poems passed down through generations have preserved deep-rooted traditions and connections with water.

The Heritage Council and the Local Authority Waters Programme have issued a final call for event registrations for Water Heritage Day, Sunday 25th August, which seeks to celebrate water and our many connections with it.

Registration for all other types of heritage events remains open too!

Get Involved – Register a Heritage Week event


Family-friendly events

One of the great things about National Heritage Week is that it gives the whole family a chance to share new and exciting cultural experiences together. Whether you have a budding historian, a future artist, or an inspired archaeologist at home, there’s an event for all young heritage enthusiasts to enjoy.

A spotlight on 10 Heritage Week events for children and family


Lets talk about heritage!

Heritage Week is all about getting involved, but sometimes, you just want to sit back and listen. There are talks on a whole range of topics this National Heritage Week: from beekeeping, to historical cures, to fairies. Attend with the whole family or take some time to yourself and become fully immersed in a topic of your choice.

Let’s talk about heritage – our top ten Heritage Week talks


Connect with us on Social Media

Did you know we have dedicated Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and YouTube accounts? Why not follow us and keep up to date on all things Heritage Week!

Its a great way to see highlighted events, Heritage Week news and why not share your own heritage photos and stories. Don’t forget to tag us and use the hashtag. #NationalHeritageWeek

How to contact the National Heritage Week office


National Heritage Week is coordinated by the Heritage Council as part of European Heritage Days

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