National Heritage Week -18th August to 26th August

From emigrant journeys to fishermen's tales, traveler storytelling to Viking legends, know what's on near you!

National Heritage Week is a highlight of Ireland’s celebration of the European Year of Cultural Heritage (EYCH), which encourages communities throughout Ireland to make a connection with Irish and European heritage. Many national and local communities will participate by organising events, highlighting the abundance of great work that is carried out in all communities in Ireland to preserve and promote the natural, built and cultural heritage. The events will range from storytelling and gathering, iron forging and nature trails, to a medieval re-enactment and a special concert unlocking the sounds of Ireland’s ancient instruments. 

The Heritage Week programme features events for all ages, most of which are free to attend. Highlights include:

  • Daily guided tours of Scattery Island, Co Clare.
  • Discover rock art by night and become a constellation detective at St Crohan’s church gate, Caherdaniel, Co Kerry.
  • Emigrant story collecting at EPIC, the Irish emigration museum, Dublin 1. 
  • Medieval re-enactment at Gallows Hill, Durgarvan, Co Waterford. 
  • Explore the connections between Waterford and Tenerife at Christ Church Cathedral, Waterford. 
  • Experience Old Stories, New Sounds’ at the Irish Traditional Music Archive (ITMA), Dublin 2. 
  • Treasures of the National Museum at the National Museum of Ireland, Archaeology, Kildare Street, Dublin 2.
  • Furnace Festival at Sliabh Aughty Furnace Project, Woodford, Co Galway. 

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Location : Bishop's Palace, Vicar Street, Gardens, Kilkenny, Ireland

From : 18/08/2018 To : 26/08/2018

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Event Organiser : The Heritage Council