Heritage Week 2018
From 18-26 August 2018, hundreds of event organisers will organise Heritage Week events across Ireland.
Heritage Week is coordinated by the Heritage Council and its aim is to build heritage awareness and education while shining a spotlight the great work that is carried out in all communities in Ireland to preserve and promote our natural, built and cultural heritage.
In 2018, Heritage Week will be a highlight of Ireland’s celebration of the European Year of Cultural Heritage. This initiative by the European Commission and coordinated in Ireland by the Heritage Council aims to involve all citizens in events that help to promote a sense of belonging to a common European space.
The theme for the Year in Ireland is ‘Make a Connection’ which aims to deepen the connection between people and heritage. As part of European Heritage Days, Heritage Week is uniquely placed to celebrate connections with our European neighbours and each other.
Heritage Week is exploring this theme through ‘Sharing Stories’. The week is a chance to share heritage stories in new ways, with new people. During Heritage Week everyone will have the chance to connect with their heritage, to enjoy, learn about, appreciate and share it.
See what’s on near you at www.heritageweek.ie