The printed event guide is distributed across Ireland to OPW sites, museums, libraries, local authorities, selected hotels and tourist offices. 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 2018 will take place from 18-26 August and is a highlight of Ireland’s celebration of the European Year of Cultural Heritage, also coordinated by the Heritage Council.
This year we're asking you to 'Share A Story, Make a Connection’. Everyone – from children to grandparents and those who have chosen to make Ireland their home – can get involved, and share heritage stories in new ways. Heritage Week will shine a light on the great work that is carried out in communities to preserve and promote our natural, built and cultural heritage.
Among the programme of events will be the following two special themed days:
• Wednesday, 22nd August is ‘Wild Child Day’, dedicated to wild children everywhere. On this day, event organisers are encouraged to host events specifically for children, from history hunts and storytelling sessions to crafts workshops.
• Sunday, 26th August, the last day of Heritage Week, is ‘Water Heritage Day’. Together with the Local Authority Waters & Communities Office, this day will be a celebration of our most precious natural resource in all its forms, from the sea, to rivers, lakes and garden ponds.
Take a look at our list of 100 Event Ideas for inspiration!
You can register your events here.