The Heritage Council Heritage Awards shine a spotlight on Ireland's Heritage Heroes and showcase the most engaging and innovative National Heritage Week events.

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 and families to participate in National Heritage Week. All National Heritage Week Event Organisers can enter.

Le Cheile san Eoraip Awards  **NEW**

The European Year of Cultural Heritage 2018 will see the launch of a new Heritage Award that recognises event organisers who showcase heritage links with other places in Europe. Did your event highlight a person, place or event with a European dimension? Maybe you explored European influences on architecture or archaeology, technology or crafts, or explored migrations of people, plants and animals, or trade links and pilgrim paths. Three prizes of €1,000 will be awarded to the organisers of events that best represent heritage links with Europe. All National Heritage Week and European Year of Cultural Heritage Event Organisers can enter.

The closing date for entries was midnight Friday 14 September 2018. 

Recipients will be honoured at a Heritage Council Awards Day later in 2018.