National Heritage Week 2021

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National Heritage Week, one of Ireland’s largest public events will kick off tomorrow, Saturday, 14th August and run until Sunday, 22nd August, and this year is all about getting as many people involved in heritage as possible.

The Heritage Council is delighted to have received more than 730 projects as part of the initiative, all of which are showcased on the National Heritage Week website.

Over recent months, project organisers have been working on their submissions and have produced some creative, inspiring, and engaging heritage projects for their communities and heritage enthusiasts to enjoy.

Search projects 2021 on the National Heritage Week website for projects that have ‘opened the door to heritage’ and included heritage newcomers, heritage sharing and heritage for all ages in their plans. You can search by county, theme or key word to find the projects, online events and in-person events that are of most interest to you.

If you are exploring the heritage projects and come across something that you find interesting, we would love to hear from you. Share your story with us on social media using: #HeritageWeek2021 and #OpenTheDoorToHeritage.


Virtual National Heritage Week events 

Project organisers have been working to make National Heritage Week 2021 as engaging as ever. All week, there will be virtual events taking place throughout the country, sharing the ‘open the door to heritage’ message. Here we have picked a small selection of what’s happening this year to give you an idea of what’s in store. Find out more…


In-person heritage activities

Here is a selection of some events and in-person activities happening across Ireland during National Heritage Week 2021. Find out more…


Irish Landmark Trust competition

Irish Landmark Trust is an official partner of National Heritage Week 2021. To celebrate, Irish Landmark Trust is offering one lucky winner a voucher for a two-night break in one of its unique heritage properties. To enter the competition, visit the competition page. The competition closes at midnight on Monday, 30th August 2021.

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