Celebration of community and sense of belonging central to National Heritage Week
Have you ever tried creating a mini monument on a biscuit tin lid, fancied seeing history brought back to life, perused never-before seen rugby memorabilia or ever wondered how to care for trees? Well now is your chance!
Well now is your chance! These events are among the more 40 taking place across Limerick city and county as part of National Heritage Week 2016.
National Heritage Week taking place from 20th to 28th August 2016 is co-ordinated by The Heritage Council and its aim is to build awareness and education about our heritage thereby encouraging its conservation and preservation.
Events are being organised by heritage enthusiasts and community groups who have put together a creative programme offering a wide range of activities.
Bernadette Collins Cassidy, Executive Planner with Limerick City and County Council said, “National Heritage week gives people the opportunity to be active, imaginative, or simply listen, observe and appreciate Limerick’s heritage.”
“For nine days, we celebrate not only heritage but community involvement and a deep connection between people and place,” she added.
During Heritage Week 2016, people in Limerick are being given the opportunity to step out and join historical and heritage walking tours in Bruff, Kilmallock, or Griston Bog in Ballylanders or cycle a historic trail in Limerick city.
Other events include; a hands-on experience of how to care for trees in Broadford, how to stitch Limerick Lace, or watch a wattle and daub house being constructed, boat tours on the Shannon, never before seen memorabilia built up by a rugby fanatic, boat-building, medieval enactment, story-telling, family fun-days, poetry, traditional music and song, and exhibitions in Limerick city at the Bishop’s Palace, the Hunt Museum, Merchant’s Quay, in the county in Lough Gur, Kilfinane, Castleconnell, Foynes, Newcastle West, Kilmallock, Abbeyfeale, Rathkeale and Bruree, and a family history workshop.
Most of the events are free so that heritage can be accessed and appreciated by all including families.
For further details consult www.heritageweek.ie.