Have a Heritage Lunch Break!

Step away from work and take a tour, listen to beautiful music or follow in the footsteps of arctic explorers!

Here are some Heritage Week events to enjoy on your lunch break.

Heritage Tour of Grand Canal Dock

Monday 20, Wednesday 22 August, 12pm - 1pm, Ancestry Ireland Unlimited Company, Outside Ancestry Ireland Unlimited Company, 52-55 Sir John Rogerson's Quay, Dublin 2

Join Ancestry's genealogists on a walking tour of the Grand Canal Dock area. Inspired by maps, documents and old newspapers, they will uncover the fascinating history behind today's 'Silicon Docks'.

Reusing Ireland Walking Tours
Monday 20 - Friday 24 August, 1pm - 2pm
Irish Architecture Foundation, 15 Bachelors Walk, Dublin 1

Join a walking tour through Dublin’s north inner city as part of an exhibition by the Peter McVerry Trust, in collaboration with the Irish Architecture Foundation. The tour will bring people through Dublin’s north inner city and tell the story behind just some of the empty buildings that could be returned to use in the area and Peter McVerry Trust’s efforts to do just that. 

Music at Lunchtime

Monday 20 - Friday 24 August, 1pm - 2pm, Saint Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin

Booking Required

Join us for 45 minutes of music in the Lady Chapel of Saint Patrick's Cathedral. Details of music available on the website (follow link). Free but registration recommended.

Hargadon @ Hargadons

Monday 20 - Saturday 25 August 1pm - 2pm, Hargadon Bros Pub, O'Connell Street, Sligo

Join Calry Local History Society for readings from the works of Michael Hargadon followed by a nice pub lunch. Readers will include the descendants of Michael Hargadon; local dignitaries; academics and Sligo residents.

Here be Dragons

Tuesday 21 August, 1:30pm - 2:30pm, Donegal County Museum, Co. Donegal

What happens when people are asked to map their opinions of places in North West Ireland online? Can online mapping improve participation in place-making and deliver better outcomes for local areas?


Connections: Waterford and Tenerife

Tuesday 21 August, 1:15pm - 2pm, Christ Church Cathedral, Waterford

Waterford and Tenerife: connections and communities in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries - Dr John Bergin, UCD


Robert Boyle and Irish Printing

Wednesday 22 August, 1pm - 2pm, Royal Irish Academy Library, Academy House, 19 Dawson Street Dublin 2, Dublin City

 'Robert Boyle’s Irish character printing type: how the Irish scientist adopted the Irish/Gaelic typeface’ a free Lunchtime Lecture by Dr Dermot McGuinness.   


Lunchtime Lecture: Tom Crean

Thursday 23 August, 1pm - 1:45pm, Kerry County Museum, Ashe Memorial Hall, Denny St. TraleeCo. Kerry

Our lunchtime lecture, delivered by Kerry County Museum curator, Helen O'Carroll, will focus on the famous Antarctic explorer Tom Crean.

Jacob’s Biscuit Factory talk

Friday 24 August, 1pm - 2pm, Louth County Archives Service, Old Gaol, Ardee Rd, Dundalk, Co. Louth

Lunchtime talk by Wendy Williams on ‘Jacob’s Biscuit Factory & Dublin: An Assorted History’ to coincide with the exhibition with kind permission of Dublin City Library & Archive. The talk will draw on the vast 330 boxes of Jacob Biscuit Factory Archives held at Dublin City Library & Archive. 

Heritage Week takes place from 18-26 August 2018 with over 2,000 events happening across Ireland, see what's on near you.