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NATIONAL HERITAGE WEEK AUGUST 21-28

Heritage Week 2010 in County Kildare
Saturday 21 August to Sunday 29 August 2010

Heritage Week is part of a European initiative to encourage people to take an interest in their local Heritage. The aim of Heritage Week is to foster a greater understanding and awareness of our own local heritage.

Week Long Events

Kildare Town Heritage Centre, Kildare Town
Exhibition telling the story of Kildare past and present
Sat 21 August – Sat 28 August

Tours of St. Mary’s Church of Ireland, Maynooth
Date and Times: 21 & 22 August 11.30-15.30
                           23-27 August 14.30-1700
                           28 & 29 August 11.30-15.30

Athy Heritage Centre/Museum.
Children’ Heritage Hunt
Date and times: 21 August 11.30-15.30
  22 August 11.30-15.30
                          23 August 14.00-17.00
                          24 August 14.00-17.00
                          25 August 14.00-17.00
                          26 August 14.00-17.00
                          27 August 14.00-17.00
                          28 August 11.30-15.30
                          29 August 11.30-15.30

Walking Tour of Leixlip Quiz
All entries to be returned by 3 September

Exhibition of Bead Work
The Town Hall, Emily Square, Athy
Date and times: 21 & 22 August 11.30-15.30
                          23 & 27 August 10.30-17.00
                          28 & 29 August 11.30-15.30

Children’s Tour of Castletown House
Date and times: 21 & 22 August 12.00-13.00
                          24-28 August 12.00-13.00
                          29 August 12.00-13.00

Guided Tour of Maynooth Castle
Date and times: 21-29 August 10.00-17.00

Straffan Butterfly Farm
Date and times: 21-29 August 10.00-17.30

Saturday 21st August

Walking Tour of Grand Canal area Naas, with Paddy Behan. 15.00-16.30
Guided Tour of Kildrought House, with Sean Darcy. 11.00-12.00
Guided Tour of Castleteon House Parklands, with Sean Darcy 14.00-15.00
A Fighting and Feasting Frenzy, Maynooth Castle. 11.00-13.30
Royal Canal Walk from Maynooth Harbour to 14th Lock, with Matthew Kennedy. 14.30-16.30
Children’s Coat of Arms Workshop, Maynooth Castle. 11.30-13.00
Guided Tours in Period Costume, Castletown House. 10.00-16.45

Sunday 22nd August

Children’s Workshops, Castletown House. 11.00-12.00
Kildare Historic Town Guided Walking Tour, with Mario Corrigan. 13.00-14.30
A Fighting and Feasting Frenzy, Maynooth Castle. 11.00-13.30
Lodge Bog Boardwalk Renovation Day 2010, Bog of Allen Nature Centre, Lullymore. 11.00-16.00

Creative Design, with Sean Darcy, Killadoon House. 11.00-12.00
Guided Tours in Period Costume, Castletown House. 10.00-16.45
Remembering Eoghan O’Growney’s ‘Simple Lessons in Irish,’ St. Mary’s Church, Maynooth. 15.30-16.30
Free Afternoon Music Recital in Castletown House. 14.00-16.00

Monday 23rd August

Walking Tour through Kilcullen based on the 1911 Census. 20.00-21.30
1798 Rebellion: Talk, slide show and exhibition, with Mario Corrigan. Athy Heritage Centre/Museum. 19.30-20.30
Walk at Ballynafagh Lake, led by Sean Ward, Tir Na Mona. 20.00

Tuesday 24th August

The Churches of Naas, talk by Ger McCarthy. Naas Community Library. 20.00
Wildlife/Nature Trail of Castletown Parklands with Castletown Gardners. 14.00-15.00
Who Do You Think You Are? A talk on researching you family history in Co. Kildare by Mario Corrigan. Clane Community Library. 19.00-20.00

Wednesday 25th August

Guided Tour of Naas Town with Paddy Behan. Meet at Town Hall.15.00-16.30
Music For All. Musical variety at the Mill, Celbridge. 20.00-22.00

Thursday 26th August

Who Do You Think You Are? A talk on researching you family history in Co. Kildare with Mario Corrigan & Karel Kiely. Kildare Community Library. 19.00-20.00
The Forgotten Heritage of Co. Kildare. Talk and slide show presentation by Ger McCarthy. Leixlip Community Library. 19.30-21.00
Evening Tours of Castletown House. 17.30-19.00
Bat Walk and Talk along the Grand Canal with Tina Aughney, from Bat Conservation Ireland. Naas Community Library. 20.00

Saturday 28th August

Grandparents Weekend at the Steam Museum & Lodge Park Walled Garden, Straffan. 14.00-18.00
Walking Tour through Kilcullen based on the 1911 Census. Meet at Kilcullen Heritage Centre. 15.00-16.30
Who Do You Think You Are? A talk on researching you family history in Co. Kildare with Mario Corrigan & Karel Kiely. Naas Community Library. 15.00-16.30
Walking Tour of Lakes area, Naas, with Paddy Behan. Meet at old swimming pool site.15.00-16.30
Guided Tours of Castletown House. 10.00-16.45
Rathcoffey Historical Trail by tour bus. Meet at Rathcoffey GAA ground.12.00-14.30
A Fighting and Feasting Frenzy, Maynooth Castle. 11.00-13.30
Calling all Fitzgeralds. A ‘walk and talk’ in Maynooth to remember the contribution by the Fitzgeralds to Ireland’s history. Meet at St. Mary’s Church.14.30-16.30
Guided Tours in Period Costume, Castletown House. 10.00-16.45
Aspects of Castletown. Short lectures by leading historians and authors on different aspects of Castletown House/Estate. 14.00-15.30
Sow and Grow: Children’s Workshop. The Orchard Garden Centre, Dublin Road, Celbridge. 11.00-12.00
Celbridge Historical Walking Tour, with Tony Doohan. Meet at Castletown Gates. 14.00-15.00
Newbridge Town Heritage and Arts Trail. A walk around Newbridge’s new heritage trail, with James Durney. Meet at Newbridge Community Library. 14.00-15.30

Sunday 29th August

Guided Tours in Period Costume, Castletown House. 10.00-16.45
Kildare Historic Town Guided Walking Tour, with Mario Corrigan. Meet at Kildare Heritage Centre. 13.00-14.30
Tour of St. Brigid’s Cathedral and visit to Round Tower, with Heather King and Conleth Manning, followed by organ recital. 15.00-16.30
‘Carton and the Fitzgeralds’ Conference, Carton House Hotel. Presentations arranged by the Centre for the Study of Historic Houses and Estates. 9.00-20.00
Open Day at Batty Langley Lodge, Castletown. Self-guided tour of restored self catering property at Castletown. 10.00-16.00
Open Day at Gate House at Castletown, Celbridge. Self-guided tour of restored self catering property at Castletown. 10.00-16.00
Open Day at Round House at Castletown, Celbridge. Self-guided tour of restored self catering property at Castletown. 10.00-16.00
Guided tour of Killadoon House, Celbridge, with Sean Darcy. 14.00-15.00
Walk through The Abbey. Guided tour of The Abbey, Celbridge, with Sean Darcy. 14.00-15.00
Children’s Art Workshops in Castletown House. 11.00-12.00
Grandparents Weekend at the Steam Museum & Lodge Park Walled Garden, Straffan. 14.00-18.00
Free Afternoon Music Recital in Castletown House. 14.00-16.00

 

Heritage Week 2010 in County Kildare. Saturday 21 August to Sunday 29 August 2010

Heritage Week is part of a European initiative to encourage people to take an interest in their local Heritage. Posted by James Durney.


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