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Wild Child Adventures & Heritage Open Day at The Heritage Council

19 August, 12pm - 1pm
19 August, 1pm - 2pm
19 August, 2pm - 3pm
19 August, 3pm - 4pm

  • Church Lane, Kilkenny
  • R95 X264
  • Co. Kilkenny

Join us on Saturday, the 19th of August, to celebrate National Heritage Week and Wild Child Day with an amazing afternoon of fun-filled activities for the whole family to enjoy!

Take a journey back in time with our Heritage in Schools Specialist, Michael Moylan of Irish History Live. Be a fur-clad hunter/gatherer with a spear, a viking raider with sword, or fight in a rebellion with a pike. Michael has a wonderful collection of costumes, artefacts, armour and weapons for you to enjoy!

Explore the variety of creatures that live in ponds, streams and rivers with Heritage in Schools Specialist, Lorraine O’Sullivan. With live exhibits and a great taxidermy collection, you'll get up close with all sorts of invertebrates, fish, birds, and animals - and learn how they depend on one another to survive.

Get crafty with willow in a hands-on family workshop with Heritage in Schools Specialist Elaine Garde. Learn all about the heritage of Irish Willow- a key part of Ireland’s biodiversity, and gain the skills to make simple yet challenging willow projects.

To finish, enjoy a tour of our historic headquarters- the former bishops palace, whose construction began over seven centuries ago! Hear about its past residents and its journey from ruination in the 1650s to the impressive structure that stands before us today.

Admission to the event is free but booking is essential. Book your slot below. Note each booking is for a 60-minute timeslot i.e. 12-1pm, 1-2pm, 2-3pm & 3-4pm. We recommend you arrive 15 minutes before your allocated time slot.

Food & refreshments
Food & refreshments are provided for all attendees.

Please note that parking is NOT available at the Heritage Council HQ. If you are attending the event, we recommend that you park on Dean Street or at the Market Cross multi-story car park.

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