​Island Hop Through Heritage

Explore and learn about of some of Ireland’s most beautiful islands. Here are just a few of the free events happening on islands around Ireland during Heritage Week.

The Glacial Landscape of Clew Bay

Saturday 18 August, 8:30pm - 9:30pm, Croagh Patrick, Statue of St Patrick's viewpoint, Co. Mayo

Did you know Clew Bay has as many islands as days in a year?  Hear about the glacial history of Clew Bay and the origin of its drumlins, admiring its evening scenery from the slope of Croagh Patrick beside St Patrick himself.


Daily Guided Tours of Scattery Island

18 - 26 August, 10am - 5pm, OPW Scattery Island Vistor Centre, Scattery Island, Kilrush, Co. Clare.

Booking Required

Free Guided Tours of Saint Senan's 6th century monastic settlement including the famous high round tower, ruins of 6 churches, holy well and hear also about the island's maritime history.


The History of the Island

19 August, 11am - 5pm, Valentia Island Heritage Centre, School Road, Knightstown, Valentia Island, Co. Kerry

View the newly refurbished exhibitions.


Achill Isle Walks - Deserted Village Walk

20 August, 11am - 12:30pm, Achill Isle Walks, Deserted Village Car Park, Co. Mayo

Walk through Achill famous Deserted Village at the base of Slievemore Mountain and discover the unexpected influences that caused the decline of this once great village.

Military History Guided Walk

23 August, 11am - 1pm, Bere Island Projects Group, Rerrin Village, Bere Island, Co. Cork

Join islander & local historian Chris O'Sullivan for a walk around the east end of Bere Island. Learn about the island's unique place in world history as a strategic British military base during WW1.


Whiddy Island

26 August, 11:30am - 1:30pm, Whiddy Island, Co. Cork

Ellen Hutchins Festival event: An exciting chance to discover the seaweeds along Whiddy Island's shore with Dr Susan Steele (SFPA) and try identifying & preserving seaweed specimens 1800s style.


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