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

CANCELLED: NUI Galway Campus Walking Tour
Children under 12 years of age must be supervised by an adult. This tour will run regardless of the weather.

August 23rd, 2019

Brendan J. Hynes, The Main Arch, The Quad, NUI Galway, Co. Galway – City

From the Castle to the Cathedral
Weaving the threads: From Swift-ly encounters to a knightly order, Ludovica Neglie will bring you through times and spaces that still haunt us today.

August 18th, 2019

Dublin Castle and St Patrick's Cathedral, Dublin Castle main yard, Co. Dublin – Dublin City

In the porch of the church is a 13th century effigy of a Norman knight in armour, carved in limestone. This effigy is said to be of Robert FitzRichard and thought to be one of earliest knight effigies in Ireland. Interesting features include two beautiful stained glass windows by Mayer of Munich.

August 20th, 2019


Tour of St Cartha's Church, Kilcar
A tour of of St Cartha's Church, Kilcar led by Sister Catherine Campbell author of 'St Cartha's, Sacred Sites in the Parish of Kilcar'.

August 20th, 2019

Coiste Oidhreachta Chill Chartha / Kilcar Heritage Committee, St Cartha's Church, Kilcar, Co. Donegal

A Geological Tour of UCC
Look a little deeper at the rock colour, texture and fossil content to discover the clues that these rocks give us about Ireland’s past climate and environment. Bring along your own rock/fossil specimen to get expert comment on its story. Hear about future geological courses for the public or pick

August 22nd, 2019

Cork Geological Association, Enterprise Centre, Distillery Fields, North Mall Campus, UCC., Co. Cork City

Fun Heritage Open Day!
Fun Heritage Open Day at recently restored Donegal Parish Church. Kids’ treasure hunt, historical artefacts, family history display. Play the organ, ring the bell, have a cup of tea! Church Service at 6pm. Opposite Donegal Castle - why not visit both! Donegal Parish Church was built in 1828, ext

August 26th, 2019

Donegal Parish Church, Donegal Parish Church (1828), Co. Donegal

Medieval Madness
Medieval Madness event - there will be 2 Viking characters, free face painting, a DJ and a medieval photo scene with props to capture fun filled photographs and video so phones at the ready.

August 25th, 2019

Market Cross Shopping Centre, Co. Kilkenny

Helena Brennan: her life and craft
Irish artist-potter Helena Brennan talks about her life, which began in Merrion Square, and her craft, illustrated with a documentary filmed by her son Fergal at her studio in Wicklow.

August 18th, 2019

Central Catholic Library, 74 Merrion Square, Co. Dublin – Dublin City

My Place
Opening Reception on Saturday 18th August at 8.00pm. The exhibition will run until the end of August.

August 18th, 2019

An tSean Bheairic, Co. Donegal

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Swords, Shields and Stories
Children’s Workshop. Design and decorate your own sword and shield. Learn how to make your own transfer stencils, and enhance your sword and shield with Viking, Norman and ancient symbols to create your own unique stories and designs.

August 18th, 2019 - August 25th, 2019

Office of Public Works, Reginald's Tower, Co. Waterford

Ballivor Bat Walk
We will explore the twilight life of the Ballivor Bats with Bat expert, Dr. Tina Aughney. A fun free event where we will discover what type of bats inhabit the village of Ballivor.

August 23rd, 2019

Ballivor Tidy Towns, Entrance to Church, Co. Meath

Ballymore Eustace Concert Band
Live outdoor music from the Ballymore Eustace Concert Band at the Castletown Country Market & Craft Fair

August 26th, 2019

OPW Castletown, Stable Wing Courtyard, Co. Kildare

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