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National Biodiversity Week

22nd May-1st June, nationwide- National Biodiversity Week is all about connecting people with nature. It’s about communicating the importance of biodiversity and motivating people to play their part in protecting it.

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Irish Walled Towns Network

Uniting and co-ordinating the strategic efforts of Local Authorities involved in the management, conservation and enhancement of historic walled towns in Ireland

High Nature Value Farming
The Heritage Council has grant-aided the 'European Forum for Nature Conservation and Pastoralism' (EFNCP) to undertake work on high nature value (HNV) farming since 2010.

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The Heritage Council has developed and currently manages heritage projects and initiatives throughout Ireland. We also work with Local Authorities and community groups to ensure that our national heritage is valued, maintained and promoted.

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Friday, 01. May 2015
01:00 - National Print Museum 'Censored’ Lecture Series 2015
January-May 2015, Dublin- The ‘Censored’ public lecture series returns to the National Print Museum.
10:33 - Burren in Bloom
30th April-18th May, Co Clare- The Burren in Bloom Festival 2015 is nearly here with a series of illustrated talks and organised walks during the month of May. Walks are held on We...
15:15 - Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore
18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence...
15:27 - Fermoy Heritage Conference
1st & 2nd May, Fermoy, Co Cork- A conference on the later Medieval History and Archaeology of North Cork focused on the medieval Book of Fermoy.
Saturday, 02. May 2015
01:00 - National Print Museum 'Censored’ Lecture Series 2015
January-May 2015, Dublin- The ‘Censored’ public lecture series returns to the National Print Museum.
10:33 - Burren in Bloom
30th April-18th May, Co Clare- The Burren in Bloom Festival 2015 is nearly here with a series of illustrated talks and organised walks during the month of May. Walks are held on We...
15:15 - Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore
18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence...
15:27 - Fermoy Heritage Conference
1st & 2nd May, Fermoy, Co Cork- A conference on the later Medieval History and Archaeology of North Cork focused on the medieval Book of Fermoy.
Sunday, 03. May 2015
01:00 - National Print Museum 'Censored’ Lecture Series 2015
January-May 2015, Dublin- The ‘Censored’ public lecture series returns to the National Print Museum.
10:33 - Burren in Bloom
30th April-18th May, Co Clare- The Burren in Bloom Festival 2015 is nearly here with a series of illustrated talks and organised walks during the month of May. Walks are held on We...
15:15 - Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore
18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence...
Monday, 04. May 2015
01:00 - National Print Museum 'Censored’ Lecture Series 2015
January-May 2015, Dublin- The ‘Censored’ public lecture series returns to the National Print Museum.
10:33 - Burren in Bloom
30th April-18th May, Co Clare- The Burren in Bloom Festival 2015 is nearly here with a series of illustrated talks and organised walks during the month of May. Walks are held on We...
15:15 - Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore
18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence...
Tuesday, 05. May 2015
01:00 - National Print Museum 'Censored’ Lecture Series 2015
January-May 2015, Dublin- The ‘Censored’ public lecture series returns to the National Print Museum.
10:33 - Burren in Bloom
30th April-18th May, Co Clare- The Burren in Bloom Festival 2015 is nearly here with a series of illustrated talks and organised walks during the month of May. Walks are held on We...
15:15 - Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore
18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence...
Wednesday, 06. May 2015
01:00 - National Print Museum 'Censored’ Lecture Series 2015
January-May 2015, Dublin- The ‘Censored’ public lecture series returns to the National Print Museum.
10:33 - Burren in Bloom
30th April-18th May, Co Clare- The Burren in Bloom Festival 2015 is nearly here with a series of illustrated talks and organised walks during the month of May. Walks are held on We...
15:15 - Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore
18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence...
Thursday, 07. May 2015
01:00 - National Print Museum 'Censored’ Lecture Series 2015
January-May 2015, Dublin- The ‘Censored’ public lecture series returns to the National Print Museum.
10:33 - Burren in Bloom
30th April-18th May, Co Clare- The Burren in Bloom Festival 2015 is nearly here with a series of illustrated talks and organised walks during the month of May. Walks are held on We...
15:15 - Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore
18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence...
16:42 - South Munster Rail Tour
7th-12th May- Cork & Kerry-The Railway Preservation Society of Ireland announces its 46th Irish Railway Heritage Weekend.
Friday, 08. May 2015
10:33 - Burren in Bloom
30th April-18th May, Co Clare- The Burren in Bloom Festival 2015 is nearly here with a series of illustrated talks and organised walks during the month of May. Walks are held on We...
15:15 - Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore
18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence...
16:42 - South Munster Rail Tour
7th-12th May- Cork & Kerry-The Railway Preservation Society of Ireland announces its 46th Irish Railway Heritage Weekend.
Saturday, 09. May 2015
10:33 - Burren in Bloom
30th April-18th May, Co Clare- The Burren in Bloom Festival 2015 is nearly here with a series of illustrated talks and organised walks during the month of May. Walks are held on We...
11:44 - Bealtaine - Irish Ringforts & Fairy Legends
9th May, Cork-A talk by leading experts in archaeology and folklore on the topic of ringforts and associated fairy legends
15:15 - Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore
18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence...
16:42 - South Munster Rail Tour
7th-12th May- Cork & Kerry-The Railway Preservation Society of Ireland announces its 46th Irish Railway Heritage Weekend.
16:55 - Weekend in the Hills May 2015
9-10 May, Galway- Hosted in partnership between CELT and Slieve Aughty Centre, is a unique experience, giving students knowledge in their chosen traditional skill.
Sunday, 10. May 2015
10:33 - Burren in Bloom
30th April-18th May, Co Clare- The Burren in Bloom Festival 2015 is nearly here with a series of illustrated talks and organised walks during the month of May. Walks are held on We...
15:15 - Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore
18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence...
16:42 - South Munster Rail Tour
7th-12th May- Cork & Kerry-The Railway Preservation Society of Ireland announces its 46th Irish Railway Heritage Weekend.
16:55 - Weekend in the Hills May 2015
9-10 May, Galway- Hosted in partnership between CELT and Slieve Aughty Centre, is a unique experience, giving students knowledge in their chosen traditional skill.
Monday, 11. May 2015
10:33 - Burren in Bloom
30th April-18th May, Co Clare- The Burren in Bloom Festival 2015 is nearly here with a series of illustrated talks and organised walks during the month of May. Walks are held on We...
15:15 - Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore
18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence...
16:22 - Titanic Vintage Festival
The 21st Annual Vintage Day celibrates Irish heritage and culture with a massive assortment of vintage machinery, cars,craft displays, food and live music.
16:42 - South Munster Rail Tour
7th-12th May- Cork & Kerry-The Railway Preservation Society of Ireland announces its 46th Irish Railway Heritage Weekend.
Tuesday, 12. May 2015
10:33 - Burren in Bloom
30th April-18th May, Co Clare- The Burren in Bloom Festival 2015 is nearly here with a series of illustrated talks and organised walks during the month of May. Walks are held on We...
15:15 - Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore
18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence...
16:42 - South Munster Rail Tour
7th-12th May- Cork & Kerry-The Railway Preservation Society of Ireland announces its 46th Irish Railway Heritage Weekend.
Wednesday, 13. May 2015
10:33 - Burren in Bloom
30th April-18th May, Co Clare- The Burren in Bloom Festival 2015 is nearly here with a series of illustrated talks and organised walks during the month of May. Walks are held on We...
13:09 - European Museum of the Year Award 2015
13-16 May, Glasgow- The European Museum of the Year Award (EMYA) event will take place in Glasgow, Scotland, from Wednesday 13th to Saturday 16th May 2015.
15:15 - Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore
18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence...
Thursday, 14. May 2015
10:33 - Burren in Bloom
30th April-18th May, Co Clare- The Burren in Bloom Festival 2015 is nearly here with a series of illustrated talks and organised walks during the month of May. Walks are held on We...
13:09 - European Museum of the Year Award 2015
13-16 May, Glasgow- The European Museum of the Year Award (EMYA) event will take place in Glasgow, Scotland, from Wednesday 13th to Saturday 16th May 2015.
15:15 - Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore
18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence...
Friday, 15. May 2015
10:33 - Burren in Bloom
30th April-18th May, Co Clare- The Burren in Bloom Festival 2015 is nearly here with a series of illustrated talks and organised walks during the month of May. Walks are held on We...
13:09 - European Museum of the Year Award 2015
13-16 May, Glasgow- The European Museum of the Year Award (EMYA) event will take place in Glasgow, Scotland, from Wednesday 13th to Saturday 16th May 2015.
15:15 - Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore
18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence...
Saturday, 16. May 2015
10:33 - Burren in Bloom
30th April-18th May, Co Clare- The Burren in Bloom Festival 2015 is nearly here with a series of illustrated talks and organised walks during the month of May. Walks are held on We...
13:09 - European Museum of the Year Award 2015
13-16 May, Glasgow- The European Museum of the Year Award (EMYA) event will take place in Glasgow, Scotland, from Wednesday 13th to Saturday 16th May 2015.
15:15 - Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore
18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence...
16:15 - 17th Medieval Dublin Symposium
16 May, Dublin- Friends of Medieval Dublin present the 17th Medieval Dublin Symposium which will be held at Trinity College Dublin.
Sunday, 17. May 2015
10:33 - Burren in Bloom
30th April-18th May, Co Clare- The Burren in Bloom Festival 2015 is nearly here with a series of illustrated talks and organised walks during the month of May. Walks are held on We...
12:49 - National Dawn Chorus Day
17th May, nationwide-National Dawn Chorus Day is traditionally the day when wildlife enthusiasts the length and breadth of Ireland set their alarm clocks a little earlier than usua...
15:15 - Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore
18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence...
Monday, 18. May 2015
10:33 - Burren in Bloom
30th April-18th May, Co Clare- The Burren in Bloom Festival 2015 is nearly here with a series of illustrated talks and organised walks during the month of May. Walks are held on We...
15:15 - Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore
18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence...
Tuesday, 19. May 2015
15:15 - Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore
18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence...
Wednesday, 20. May 2015
15:15 - Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore
18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence...
Thursday, 21. May 2015
14:39 - Wise Use of Wetlands Conference
21st May, Monaghan-Discussion & demonstrations on how to adopt a wise use approach in practice, through good planning, education and community action to ensure the conservation of ...
15:15 - Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore
18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence...
Friday, 22. May 2015
12:38 - National Biodiversity Week
22nd May-1st June, nationwide- National Biodiversity Week is all about connecting people with nature. It’s about communicating the importance of biodiversity and motivating people ...
15:14 - Irish Towns as Shared European Heritage: Irish Historic Towns Atlas Seminar
22nd May, Dublin- This is the first in a new set of annual Irish Historic Towns Atlas (IHTA) seminars that will explore Irish towns and cities within the European context.
15:15 - Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore
18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence...
Saturday, 23. May 2015
12:38 - National Biodiversity Week
22nd May-1st June, nationwide- National Biodiversity Week is all about connecting people with nature. It’s about communicating the importance of biodiversity and motivating people ...
15:15 - Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore
18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence...
Sunday, 24. May 2015
12:38 - National Biodiversity Week
22nd May-1st June, nationwide- National Biodiversity Week is all about connecting people with nature. It’s about communicating the importance of biodiversity and motivating people ...
15:15 - Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore
18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence...
Monday, 25. May 2015
12:38 - National Biodiversity Week
22nd May-1st June, nationwide- National Biodiversity Week is all about connecting people with nature. It’s about communicating the importance of biodiversity and motivating people ...
15:15 - Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore
18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence...
Tuesday, 26. May 2015
12:38 - National Biodiversity Week
22nd May-1st June, nationwide- National Biodiversity Week is all about connecting people with nature. It’s about communicating the importance of biodiversity and motivating people ...
15:15 - Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore
18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence...
Wednesday, 27. May 2015
12:38 - National Biodiversity Week
22nd May-1st June, nationwide- National Biodiversity Week is all about connecting people with nature. It’s about communicating the importance of biodiversity and motivating people ...
15:15 - Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore
18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence...
Thursday, 28. May 2015
12:38 - National Biodiversity Week
22nd May-1st June, nationwide- National Biodiversity Week is all about connecting people with nature. It’s about communicating the importance of biodiversity and motivating people ...
15:15 - Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore
18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence...
Friday, 29. May 2015
12:38 - National Biodiversity Week
22nd May-1st June, nationwide- National Biodiversity Week is all about connecting people with nature. It’s about communicating the importance of biodiversity and motivating people ...
15:15 - Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore
18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence...
Saturday, 30. May 2015
12:38 - National Biodiversity Week
22nd May-1st June, nationwide- National Biodiversity Week is all about connecting people with nature. It’s about communicating the importance of biodiversity and motivating people ...
15:15 - Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore
18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence...
Sunday, 31. May 2015
12:38 - National Biodiversity Week
22nd May-1st June, nationwide- National Biodiversity Week is all about connecting people with nature. It’s about communicating the importance of biodiversity and motivating people ...
15:15 - Seamus Heaney: The Hedge School of Glanmore
18th April-30th August, Wicklow- Inaugural exhibition celebrating the poet’s unique association with Glanmore as home, retreat and place of inspiration and highlights the influence...

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