National Heritage Week 2017
August 19 - August 27
National Heritage Week is a celebration of nature, community and people.
National Heritage Week 2017 will take place from 19-27 August. More than 30 events are registered with the Heritage Council by heritage enthusiasts in Carlow, including Carlow County Council, community groups and individuals.
The programme highlights the abundance of great work that is carried out by communities in Ireland to preserve and promote our natural, built and cultural heritage. Most of the events are free so that heritage can be accessed and appreciated by all.
The programme of events, includes: Historical walks and tours, lectures and talks, access to museums, craft workshops, community events and much much more. All events are free unless stated otherwise.
National Heritage Week is co-ordinated by The Heritage Council. The national programme will shine a spotlight on the challenges to our natural environment but also highlight the small changes that we can all make towards conserving it. The week promotes nature conservation and helps people understand how we can protect our endangered species and habitats. It also shows how the work and commitment of local communities can encourage everyone to conserve nature, for themselves and for future generations.
Heritage week is co-ordinated locally by Carlow County Library Service and is supported by Carlow County Council.
National and local programmes are available in all Carlow County Council Libraries, the offices of Carlow County Council, Carlow County Museum and Tourist Office or download a copy here: