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Theme: Heritage and Education: Learning from our Heritage, 15th-23rd August 2020

National Heritage Week is coordinated by The Heritage Council and its aim is to build awareness and education about our heritage thereby encouraging its conservation and preservation. The Heritage Council assumed the role of coordinator of National Heritage Week from the Department of the Environment, Heritage & Local Government in 2005. Since then the week has grown into a highly successful programme of 2,300 events. https://www.heritageweek.ie/

Due to COVID-19-related restrictions on social gatherings, this year, rather than inviting communities to host Heritage Week events, the Heritage Council is inviting communities around the Ireland to undertake projects that explore a topic associated with this year’s theme. The new approach is designed to promote the sharing of experience and knowledge. Projects can comprise researching an aspect of heritage on your doorstep, sharing or re-learning a heritage skill, or exploring an aspect of Ireland’s educational heritage.

Additional information
National Heritage Week
The Heritage Council
Church Lane
Kilkenny
Co. Kilkenny
Ireland

Tel: +353(0)56 777 0777
Fax:+353(0)56 777 0788
Email: heritageweek@heritagecouncil.ie