there's something for everyone
National Heritage Week 2013 which takes place nationwide from 17th – 25th August 2013, looks set to reach a record total of 1700 events this year, the majority of which will be FREE to attend.
Check out the video for a snapshot of what’s on offer! From medieval fairs, night time bat walks, classical music, poetry, theatre, traditional music, storytelling, historical re-enactments, local history walks and talks, maritime and coastal events, food fairs, traditional skills workshops and archaeological digs. There’s something for everyone and most events are free!
Ireland’s hidden gems will be opening their doors during National Heritage Week! These will include some of the lesser known historic houses and protected properties on your doorstep that are welcoming visitors during National Heritage Week.
Speaking at the launch Michael Starrett, CEO of the Heritage Council said,
“Heritage is not about nostalgia, or some misplaced aim to live in the past, but an opportunity to engage with our own story and in particular the natural and cultural heritage of where we live. The theme of Heritage Week 2013, ‘Discover the Past. Build the Future’ reflects this thinking.”
For more information go to www.heritageweek.ie