National Heritage Week 2018 Event Registration opens Tuesday 1st May

  • National Heritage Week 2018

Share A Story, Make a Connection - Your chance to share heritage stories in new ways, with new people.

Event Registration for National Heritage Week 2018 will open tomorrow, Tuesday 1st May.

Registration for the printed event guide will close on 31st 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, are encouraged to get involved and share your stories. Take a look at the list of 100 Event Ideas for inspiration!

You can register your events at from 1st May. If you cannot access the website you can contact the Heritage Council for a printed form.

Wild Child Day

Wednesday 22nd August is Wild Child Day and is dedicated to wild children everywhere. You are being encouraged 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 Day

Sunday 26th August, the last day of Heritage Week, will celebrate water, our most precious natural resource 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.

For more information click here.

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