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Performing, Promoting, and Preserving Ireland’s Intangible Cultural Heritage

Performing, Promoting, and Preserving Ireland’s Intangible Cultural Heritage

Deborah Thorpe
Digital Repository of Ireland

A live online event co-organised by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and the Digital Repository of Ireland

What is intangible cultural heritage? Why is it important? How can it be protected? How can digital records of these practices help to pass them down to future generations?

In December 2015, Ireland ratified the UNESCO 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage. Intangible cultural heritage ‘refers to the practices, representations, expressions, knowledge, skills – as well as the instruments, objects, artefacts and cultural spaces associated therewith – that communities, groups and, in some cases, individuals recognize as part of their cultural heritage’. The National Inventory for Intangible Cultural Heritage has been established to protect, promote and celebrate Irish living cultural heritage practices, customs, crafts and traditions.

Join Manchán Magan online during Heritage Week 2021 for a lively evening of performance, exploration, and discussion on the theme of intangible cultural heritage. The Department will speak about the development of the National Inventory. Practitioners and performers from three performing arts will give insights into their practices and why they are important. The Digital Repository of Ireland will ask us to think about how the preservation of digital records can help to pass practices like these down to future generations. Manchán will then open the floor to questions, as you are invited to join with us in recognising and experiencing this important element of Ireland’s cultural heritage.

Event Details

  • 19th August 2021, 7pm
  • A live online event co-organised by the Department of Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media and the Digital Repository of Ireland What is intangible cultural heritage? Why is it important? How can it be protected? How can digital records of these practices help to pass them down to future generations? Join Manchán Magan online during Heritage Week 2021 for a lively evening of performance, exploration, and discussion on the theme of intangible cultural heritage.

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