The European Heritage Days are the most widely celebrated participatory cultural events shared by the citizens of Europe

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Meath in 12th Century Ireland
The Irish kingdom of Meath had fallen from the dominant position it once held by the twelfth century. More powerful neighbours annexed its territory, extracted its wealth and selected its kings. Seán Ó Hoireabhárd will discuss the techniques used by the Gaelic kings to control Meath, and how the

August 21st, 2019

Office of Public Works, OPW Headquarters, Jonathan St, Trim, Co. Meath

Marriage sources for family history
Most people leave a light paper-trail in the records, but one of the times we are most likely to find evidence, is at the time of marriage. In this workshop, genealogist Fiona Fitzsimons asks, was marriage in the past different to now? Was love always the main criteria, or was it less important tha

August 25th, 2019

Fingal Libraries, Balbriggan Library, Co. Dublin – Fingal

The Leinster Loop Charity Cycle
On Saturday 30th June 2018 the Leinster Loop will hold a 25 km fun local history cycle and a 12 km family fun cycle in the areas of Narraghmore, Ballitore and Crookstown. In collaboration with the Griese Youth Theatre (GYT) we plan to provide a local history awareness tour, centred at the Tanyard,

August 18th, 2019

The Leinster Loop, Old Grange, Narraghmore, Athy, Co KIldare, Co. Kildare

Swift
This talk will outline the findings of the Swift Survey in Westmeath and actions that can be taken to help the Swift population. It will be especially interesting to Tidy Towns Groups. All are welcome.

August 21st, 2019

Birdwatch Ireland, Rochfortbridge Community Hall, Co. Westmeath

Drimoleague Famine Memorial
Visit the recently renovated Famine Memorial for a talk on how The Great Famine affected the people of Drimoleague.

August 19th, 2019

Drimoleague Community Development Association, The Famine Memorial, Rockmount, Drimoleague, Co. Cork City

Rock Art by Night
Aoibheann Lambe of Rock Art Kerry presents Connecting with our Prehistoric Ancestors - Rock Art by Night. Meeting at 9pm at the gates to the church car park in Caherdaniel village, we take the short torch lit stroll to a monumental example of rock art created on this very spot by our ancestors some

August 19th, 2019

Rock Art Kerry, Caherdaniel meeting at St Crohan's Church Gate Caherdaniel Village, Co. Kerry

Turas Treoraithe
Turas Treoraithe as Gaeilge

August 20th, 2019

Maynooth Castle, Co. Kildare

Open Air Ceili
Open Air Ceile with wooden dance floor, reliving the old traditional platform dancing that took place in the area in olden times.. Dal gCais Ceili Band will perform at the Barack Obama Plaza.

August 26th, 2019

Michael Searson Cairdin Accordians & Barack Obama Plaza, Barack Obama Plaza, Co. Offaly

Shrule Bat Walk and Talk
This event is funded by Bat Conservation Ireland.

August 24th, 2019

Shrule Village Enhancement Group, Shrule Community Centre, Co. Mayo

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A Fun Day for all in Balrath Wood
This is a community event with local music, storytelling poetry. It is a celebration of all the wood and the local people have to offer. Fun and learning are the aims of the day and we will go all the way to guarantee that you enjoy your visit. Come along young and not so young, bring your dog on a

August 26th, 2019

Balrath Woods Preservation Group, Balrath Wood, Balrath, Navan, Co Meath, Co. Meath

Open House The Pilot's Cottage
A chance to see inside the cottage and here the history of the Pilot's of Mulroy Bay. Explore the shoreline and maybe see some local wildllife! Please note access is by foot down a grassy path

August 25th, 2019

Eddie Kelly, Dundoan, Downings, F92 YW57, Co. Donegal

Community life in Miltown 1930-80
This Oidhreacht an Chláir project, funded by the Heritage Council, involves videorecording the irreplaceable historical memories of 12 of the oldest residents of the Miltown Malbay area as to community life and change, 1930-80, from their diverse occupational perspectives. The interviews, conduct

August 22nd, 2019

Oidhreacht an Chláir, Malbay Hotel, Miltown Malbay, Co. Clare

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