Monday 14 August 2023

It's National Heritage Week across Ireland: 1,800+ events on offer

With National Heritage Week already underway (it runs to Sunday 19th August), there's absolutely no excuse for not finding something interesting to do, learn and enjoy, either on your own or with a group, indoors or out. More than 1,840 events on the theme of Living Heritage are on offer, every one free.

Living Heritage is defined as the practices, knowledge and skills that have been passed from one generation to the next, and are still part and parcel of Irish life and society.

Given the number of events across the island, there's plenty to choose from no matter your particular areas of curiosity.

You'll find guided walks learning about foraging, local history, bats and whales; guided tours of heritage buildings; lectures, exhibitions and one-to-one family history consultations; launches of books, exhibitions, archive collections and websites; and all manner of cultural traditions and history being presentated, demonstrated and brought to life.

The National Heritage Week website holds details of all events (click logo above). They can be searched by keyword and county to help you narrow down your favourites. If you can't attend in person, there are a number of Digital Projects' to explore, all within the theme but presented online.