National Heritage Week starts this Saturday and runs for 9 action packed days full of heritage.
One thousand event organisers are preparing to welcome more than 400,000 visitors to over 1,800 events (most of which are free).
This year’s theme, 100 Years of Heritage, takes hidden aspects of our national story and invites everyone to take part in a programme of heritage events that is more diverse than ever before.
From the joy and bustle of the Youghal Medieval Festival to the pedal power cycling tour of church organs in Limerick there really is something for everyone to enjoy.
Walk with 1916 heroes at St Colmcilles graveyard in Swords. Visit Scattery Island for a talk about Nicholas Cahane’s role in the arrival of the ill-fated Spanish Armada in 1588.
Join a tour around the 20th century swimming shelters in Clontarf. Go Whale Watching around the coast of Ireland. See peat dam building on Clara Bog.
There are also free walking tours of Carrickmacross during that week – Saturday 20th and 27th August at 11 a.m from outside the courthouse, which take appox. 90 mins and highlight the historical parts of the town.
Choose from 1,800 events, and start planning your Heritage Week adventures!