Almost 1,500 events submitted for Heritage Week 2019

Almost 1,500 events have been submitted to date and we would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to all individuals, local community groups and institutions who are organising workshops, tours, performances, walks, exhibitions, festivals and other exciting events for National Heritage Week 2019.

Almost 1,500 events have been submitted to date and we would like to say a big ‘thank you’ to all individuals, local community groups and institutions who are organising workshops, tours, performances, walks, exhibitions, festivals and other exciting events for National Heritage Week 2019.

While the deadline for inclusion in the printed event guide has now passed, event registration for our website listings will remain open until the start of Heritage Week in August. Register your event here.

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

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

Find out more about events in your locality on our What’s On page, and keep an eye on our website – we will share more details about this year’s fantastic array of Heritage Week events and other useful information over the coming weeks. You can also sign up to the Heritage Week newsletter here.

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Almost 1,500 events submitted for Heritage Week 2019

A spotlight on 10 workshop events to get hands-on with this Heritage Week

Take the opportunity this National Heritage Week to explore the many workshops and craft events taking place across the country. This is a great opportunity to learn something new or show off your existing skills. Grown ups and kids alike are encouraged to get hands-on with the range of events on offer, from spoon carving, to research, to dry wall building.

Here are just some of our workshop Heritage Week picks, so roll up your sleeves this August and get involved.