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The Heritage Council Heritage Awards showcase the best of National Heritage Week and recognising the fantastic work of all the heritage enthusiasts who take part.

The 2017 award categories are as follows:

Heritage Hero  Do you know someone who always goes the extra mile for heritage? Nominate an individual or organisation who makes an outstanding contribution to the protection and promotion of heritage in your local area. Anyone can nominate a Heritage Hero.

Hidden Heritage Did your event shine a light on Ireland’s hidden heritage? This award is open to event organisers who successfully explored lesser known aspects of Ireland’s heritage during National Heritage Week. All National Heritage Week Event Organisers can enter.

Heritage Communities Did your event reach across your community? Maybe you worked in partnership with other community groups or encouraged young people to take part. This award is open to event organisers who brought their community together to celebrate National Heritage Week. All National Heritage Week Event Organisers can enter.

Cool for Kids Did your event help children learn about and enjoy heritage? This award is open to event organisers who encouraged children to participate in National Heritage Week. All National Heritage Week Event Organisers can enter.

Please complete all sections of the nomination form. 

You can pause and return to the form any number of times so long as you use the same computer each time and do not clear your cookies in the meantime. We recommend that, as a backup, you save your draft responses separately in a word document.

Please send us any supporting documentation (e.g. samples of promotional materials - posters, leaflets etc and photos or videos) by email to heritageweek@heritagecouncil.ie

The closing date for nominations has been extended until 6pm Monday 18 September 2017.

ENTRIES NOW CLOSED FOR 2017