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Heritage Week Events

Would you like to get involved in running a National Heritage Week Event this year?

The Heritage Council ran a training day for Event organisers and videos of presentations made can be found here https://www.heritageweek.ie/register-an-event/training-day


Are you still having difficulty deciding on your Event for National Heritage Week?  Take a look here for 100 Event Ideas https://www.heritageweek.ie/content/files/100-Event-Ideas-for-Heritage-Week-2018.pdf

Heritage Week  18th – 26th August 2018

Now is the time to start planning your Heritage Week 2018 event.  In 2018, Heritage Week will be a highlight of Ireland’s celebration of the European Year of Cultural Heritage.

The theme for the Year in Ireland is ‘Make a Connection’, which aims to deepen the connection between people and heritage, and build a legacy of increased public engagement.

Heritage Week is exploring this theme through ‘Sharing Stories’.  The week is a chance to share heritage stories in new ways, with new people.  Heritage Week is asking everyone, from young people, to new arrivals to Ireland, to retired people, to share their stories.  During Heritage Week everyone will have the chance to connect with their heritage, to enjoy, learn about, appreciate and share it.

If you would like some advice on event planning etc. take a look here:  https://www.heritageweek.ie/register-an-event/plan-your-event

If you wish to have your event featured in the National Heritage Week Print Guide, which is distributed nationwide, you can register here: https://www.heritageweek.ie/register-an-event/register-your-event

Please note only events registered before 7th June will be included in the National Event guide.  Events registered after this date will still appear on The Heritage Council's website.

Kildare County Council will be producing its own County Event Guide but would ask that all events are registered for the National Heritage Week Print Guide.