Heritage Week

Heritage Week Event Registration Opens on 1st May 2018   Heritage Week Event Registration opens on 1 May 2018No Images? Click  hereEvent Registration will open on Tuesday 1 May for Heritage Week  2018.Registration for the printed event guide will close on 31 May while event registration for the website listings will remain open until August.

The printed event guide is distributed across Ireland to OPW sites,  museums, libraries, local authorities, selected hotels and tourist  offices.  Your event will also be included in a county event guide  where available.Heritage Week

2018 will take place from 18-26 August and is a highlight of Ireland’s celebration of the European Year of Cultural Heritage. This year we’re asking you to ‘Share A Story, Make a Connection’.  It is your chance to share heritage stories in new ways, with new people. Everyone from young people to new arrivals to Ireland to retired people is encouraged to get involved and share your stories.

Take a look at our list of 100 Event Ideas for inspiration!You can  register your events at www.heritageweek.ie from 1 May.  If you cannot access the website please contact us for a printed form.  Wild Child Day Wednesday 22 August is Wild Child Day and is dedicated to wild children everywhere. We encourage you to organise special events for young people on this day.Go on a history selfie hunt, organise a storytelling session or encourage kids to be tour guides for a day.  There are endless ways to get children outdoors and discovering heritage! Water Heritage DayOn Sunday 26 August, the last day of Heritage Week, will celebrate our most precious natural resource, water, in all its forms from sea to rivers, lakes to garden ponds in partnership with the Local Authority Waters and Communities  Office.Communities the length and breadth of the country have a deep rooted connection to the water environment, and local stories, traditions and songs help to preserve this heritage.  Plan a riverside walk, organise a canal clean-up or explore our coasts on a  boat tour.  National Heritage Week is coordinated by the Heritage Council as part of European Heritage Days National Heritage Week, The Heritage Council, Áras na hOidreachta, Church Lane, Kilkenny. T: 1850 200 878 heritageweek@heritagecouncil.ie