An annual grants scheme for the conservation and repair of traditional farm buildings and related structures for farmers in the Green Low-Carbon Agri-Environment Scheme (GLAS)
Competition for LEGO® brick enthusiasts aged 4-12 years themed on the built, natural and cultural heritage of Ireland.
In the summer of 2020, The Heritage Council called on children across the country to recreate their favourite example of Irish built, natural or cultural heritage using LEGO® bricks.
Closing date and judging
This competition closed for entries on August 30th, 2020.
LEGO® brick artist, Jessica Farrell helped us to choose the winners.
Ages 4-to-7 years:
- Built heritage: ‘West Light Rathlin’, by Oscar Ryan from Antrim;
- Cultural heritage: ‘The Táin’, by Grace Hawkins from Down;
- Natural heritage: ‘Borage’, by Laura Williams from Wicklow.
Ages 8-to-12 years:
- Built heritage: ‘Guinness Gates’, by Dylan Malone from Kilkenny;
- Cultural heritage: ‘Bust of James Joyce’ by Danny O’Shea from Wicklow;
- Natural heritage – ‘Peregrine Falcon’ by Daniel Boylan from Dublin
For each category above, 4-7 years category winners received a LEGO® DK Book. 8-12 years category received a LEGO® Kit.
Facebook album of some of the entries
Inspiration- A little help along the way
To provide some inspiration and guidance, LEGO® brick artist, Jessica Farrell provided a sample model every week with step-by-step instructions.
- Built Heritage: Traditional thatch cottage; High Cross
- Natural Heritage: Red Fox; Hedgehog; native Irish honeybee with flower.
- Cultural Heritage: Celtic interlace pattern; Galway Hooker boat.