National Heritage Week 23rd - 31st August 2014

National Heritage Week 23rd - 31st August 2014

Traditional Music at St. Audoens Church.

National Heritage Week 23rd to 31st August 2014

National Heritage Week 23rd to 31st August 2014

Traditional Dinghy Race in Dun Laoghaire, Co. Dublin.

National Heritage Week 23rd to 31st August 2014

National Heritage Week 23rd to 31st August 2014

Miriam O'Callaghan and some young explorers get set for National Heritage Week 2013!

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A Flavour of National Heritage Week

National Heritage Week

  • There’s lots of fun in store for you during National Heritage Week. Check out our video for a snapshot of what’s on offer! From medieval fairs, night time bat walks, classical music, poetry, theatre, traditional music, storytelling, historical re-enactments, local history walks and talks, maritime and coastal events, food fairs, traditional skills workshops and archaeological digs. There’s something for everyone and most events are free!

  • Seachtain Oidhreachta Náisiúnta

    Tá ardtaitneamh i ndán duit le linn na Seachtaine Oidhreachta Náisiúnta. Féach ar ár bhfíseán le roghbhlúire a fháil ar a bhfuil á thairiscint! Ó aontaí meánaoiseacha, siúlóidí oíche ialtóige, ceol clasaiceach, filíocht, amharclannaíocht, ceol traidisiúnta, scéalaíocht, athachtuithe stairiúla, siúlóidí agus cainteanna stairiúla áitiúil, imeachtaí muirí agus cósta, aontaí bia, ceardlanna ar scileanna traidisiúnta agus tochailtí seandálaíochta. Tá rud éigin ann do gach duine agus tá formhór na n-imeachtaí in aice!

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Visit The Historic & Protected Buildings of Ireland During National Heritage Week

Ireland's hidden gems will be opening
their doors during National Heritage Week!
These will include some of the
lesser known historic houses and
protected properties on your
doorstep that are welcoming visitors
during National Heritage Week.

My Heritage Project

Join us in a national conversation about the items, objects, people, features of the natural environment or practices of the past which have shaped the community you live in today. Read more >>
  • EVENT REGISTRATION FOR NATIONAL HERITAGE WEEK AUGUST 23RD-31ST 2014

    Our website is currently being redeveloped and registration for events in National Heritage Week 2014 will open at the beginning of May. You will then be able to complete the new registration form online or request a hard copy by post.

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  • EVENT ORGANISERS TRAINING DAY

    We are delighted to extend an invitation to all prospective event organisers to take part in a free National Heritage Week Event Organisers Training Day on Monday April 28th in Dublin Castle.

    The event will include a review of National Heritage Week 2013 and will introduce details of the new event organisers registration system. Participants [...]

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  • WEXFORD COUNTY COUNCIL IS THE WINNER IN 2013 NATIONAL HERITAGE WEEK “MY HERITAGE” COMPETITION

    Thursday 18 December 2013: Wexford County Council is the winner of the 2013 National Heritage Week “My Heritage” Competition.
    Co-ordinated by the Heritage Council, Heritage Week 2013 took place from 17 – 25 August this year.  During the week, the Heritage Council asked individuals, groups, communities, organisations and heritage enthusiasts across the country to hunt down [...]

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  • HERITAGE HOUSE, ABBEYLEIX, WINS AWARD FOR BEST CHILDREN’S EVENT

    Thursday 19 December 2013: Heritage House, Abbeyleix has won the award for the Best Children’s Event for its Heritage Week 2013 event, Kids Shipwreck Dig Workshop.  

    The National Heritage Week Event Awards are hosted by the Heritage Council, in recognition of those who organize events during Heritage Week.

    Speaking about the winners, Michael Starrett, Chief Executive of [...]

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  • LOUGHSHINNY & RUSH HISTORICAL SOCIETY WINS AWARD FOR BEST OVERALL EVENT DURING NATIONAL HERITAGE WEEK 2013

    Thursday 19 December 2013: Loughshinny and Rush Historical Society has won awards for the  Best Overall Event and Most Innovative Event for its Heritage Week 2013 event, Centenary Commemoration of the crash in Loughshinny Bay of renowned pioneer aviator Harry Hawker on 28 August 1913.

    The National Heritage Week Event Awards are hosted by the Heritage [...]

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National Heritage Week 2013 Event Awards

The National Heritage Week Event Awards are now closed for nominations. We have received a record number of entries and would like to thank everyone who took time to register their event. The finalists and winners will be announced in due course.

National Heritage Week 2013 Event Awards