Get a chance to a be an archaeologist at a community dig in Trim, reminisce about past times in Navan, hear traditional Japanese Taiko drummers at Newgrange, enjoy a guided tour of Devenish lands at Dowth and the Kells TypeTrail, learn about bats in Athboy, or enjoy free admission and tours of OPW sites. These are just some of the activities you can engage in during Heritage Week in Meath.
National Heritage Week 2019 will take place from Saturday 17th to Sunday 25th August 2019 and this year’s theme is ‘’Pastimes | Past Times’. Heritage Week is a chance to get out and about and explore your local heritage and share stories in new ways with new people.
Numerous organisations, local groups and individuals will be hosting events that celebrate the rich heritage of County Meath. Wednesday 21st is Wild Child Day and you can learn how to be a wildlife detective on the Hill of Tara. Sunday 25th August is Water Heritage Day and Ashbourne Tidy Towns will host a family educational walk and talk in Ashbourne.
With over 100 events taking place throughout the county including walks, talks, exhibitions, family fun days and living history displays there is literally something for everyone. Most of these events are free and many are suitable for children.
For full details of all events taking place in Meath throughout the week pick up your County Meath Heritage Week Event Guide from your local library, Council Office, Heritage Centre or Tourist Office or view online at view online or www.heritageweek.ie
An event guide is also available here – Meath Heritage Week 2019 – event guide PDF
National Heritage Week is part of European Heritage Days, a joint initiative of the Council of Europe and the European Union. Heritage Week is co-ordinated by the Heritage Council in conjunction with the Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht with support from the Office of Public Works and Fáilte Ireland.
Have a great week.