A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL NATIONAL HERITAGE WEEK EVENT ORGANISERS

A BIG THANK YOU TO ALL NATIONAL HERITAGE WEEK EVENT ORGANISERS 

2012 MOST SUCCESSFUL HERITAGE WEEK TO DATE  

The Heritage Council, coordinators of National Heritage Week, has today issued a big thank you to all the Heritage Week event organisers across the country.

Speaking about the week Michael Starrett, Chief Executive of the Heritage Council said, “2012 has been the most successful National Heritage Week to date. Throughout the month of August, the Heritage Week site recorded over 70,000 visitors. Nearly 1600 events took place during the week and attendance levels recorded across the country were extremely high, in particular at built heritage events. We have also had a record high number of entries for our competitions, with over 1300 entries in our built heritage quiz and over 1200 images submitted to the photography competition.  

National Heritage Week could not have taken place without the dedication and commitment of communities across Ireland who have spent many months planning and organising heritage events in their area. The Heritage Council would like to sincerely thank all of the event organisers, many of whom were volunteers, for their efforts in making National Heritage Week such a success. Over <insert number> organisations and individuals across the country played a part in organising an event during the week”.

ENDS

Note to Editor:

The Heritage Council is the statutory body charged with identifying, protecting, preserving and enhancing Ireland’s national heritage. National heritage includes Monuments, Archaeological objects, Heritage objects, Architectural heritage, Flora, Fauna, Wildlife habitats, Landscapes, Seascapes, Wrecks, Geology, Heritage gardens and parks, and Inland waterways.

National Heritage Week is co-ordinated in Ireland by the Heritage Council in conjunction with the Department of Arts, Heritage & Gaeltacht, and is part of European Heritage Days, which is celebrated in over 49 countries across Europe.

Further information:

 

Michelle Tritschler,  MKC Communications, 01 7038604 / 086 3846630

Isabell Smyth, Head of Communications & Education, The Heritage Council, 087 967 6889