Event Registration Opens on 1 May 2019

Event Registration for National Heritage Week will open on Wednesday 1 May 2019. Any organisation, individual, business, or community group is welcome to organise an event for National Heritage Week.

When you register your event it will be in our website listings and the printed event guide (if registered before 31 May). Your event will also be included in a county event guide where available. Event registration for the website listings will remain open until August.

Heritage Week 2019 will take place from 17-25 August and this year's theme is Pastimes | Past Times. We encourage you to take a stroll through history and explore how our free time has evolved in often fascinating ways.

Coordinated by the Heritage Council, National Heritage Week is Ireland’s most popular cultural event and in 2019 half a million people are expected to participate in over 2,200 heritage events. National Heritage Week is part of European Heritage Days which promote Europe’s common cultural heritage.

National Heritage Week has two special themed days:

  • Wild Child Day - Wednesday 21 August. On this day, event organisers are encouraged to host events specifically for children, from history hunts and storytelling sessions to crafts workshops.
  • Water Heritage Day - Sunday 25 August. Together with the Local Authority Waters Programme, we celebrate our most precious natural resource in all its forms, from the sea, to rivers, lakes and ponds.

What to get involved as an event organiser? Not sure where to begin? Start here!