by ehistoryadmin on August 16, 2016

Kildare Heritage Week Events 2016

Welcome to County Kildares’ Heritage Week

Seachtain Oidhreachta 2016 i gCo. Chill Dara


Heritage Week is coordinated by the Heritage Council and Local Authority Heritage Officers. It is supported by the Department of Arts, Heritage, Regional, Rural and Gaeltacht Affairs.  and Fáilte Ireland. National Heritage Week is Ireland’s annual celebration of our built, natural and cultural heritage and is part of a European initiative to encourage people to take an interest in their local heritage.


Many of the events in this guide have been organised by local community and heritage groups who have a passion for heritage which they wish to translate to the people of Kildare.  In 2016, the Heritage Council invites you to explore 100 Years of Heritage and take a journey back through one hundred years of Ireland, discovering the lives of those who came before us. From open days at historic buildings to hands-on heritage fun for children there is something for everyone to enjoy; exhibitions, activities, talks, craft demonstrations, re-enactments, tours and more.


The aim of Heritage Week is to foster a greater understanding and awareness of our own local heritage.  This listing of events has been compiled by the Kildare Heritage Officer, Kildare County Council.


Most events listed here are free. Participants are advised to confirm details of events in advance.  Some events require booking.  Children are welcome to most events but young children should be accompanied by an adult.  Please dress suitably. Get out and enjoy Kildare’s wonderful heritage during national Heritage Week


Bridget Loughlin, Heritage Officer


See all events here

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