About Us

Welcome to the Heritage Council’s National Heritage Week website. The Heritage Council seeks to protect and enhance the richness, quality and diversity of our national heritage for everyone.  We work with our partners, particularly at a local level to increase awareness of Ireland’s national heritage and to highlight it’s importance to public policy and everyday life.

For further information about the Heritage Council including our initiatives, grants programmes, history and structure click here.

The Heritage Council assumed the role of coordinator of National Heritage Week from the Department of the Environment, Heritage & Local Government in 2005.  Since then the week has grown into a highly successful programme of over 1500 events which take place during the last week of August each year.

National Heritage Week 2014 will run from the 23rd to the 31st of August.