Local groups encouraged to register their events for National Heritage Week

THE Heritage Council is encouraging people in Donegal, community groups, families, organisations, newcomers, enthusiasts and experts to get involved in National Heritage Week by organising an event or project.

National Heritage Week takes place from Saturday, August 17 to Sunday, August 25.

This year’s theme is Connections, Routes & Networks and event organisers are encouraged to explore the various ways we are connected through our built, archaeological, cultural and natural heritage.


Organisers are encouraged to register their events by Monday, July 15 in order to be included in the County Donegal Heritage Week Event Guide but events can be registered on-line up until the start of Heritage Week.

“Heritage Week in County Donegal was a tremendous success last year with 95 events and three digital projects taking place in the county” said Joseph Gallagher, County Donegal Heritage Officer.

“Credit must go to all the people, community groups and heritage organisations in the county who work hard every year to protect, conserve and manage our county’s rich heritage.

“National Heritage Week provides an opportunity for them to showcase their local heritage and to promote their work. This year, we anticipate that there will be over 100 events in County Donegal.

“Events will include built heritage open houses, guided walks, heritage site visits, fieldtrips, exhibitions, illustrated talks, workshops, traditional skills demonstrations, nature displays, garden tours, artisan fairs, historical re-enactments, launch events, film screenings, storytelling, traditional music and children’s activities.”

The County Donegal Heritage Office supports Heritage Week event organisers by providing advice and supplying branded Heritage Week merchandise free-of-charge.

The County Donegal Heritage Office will also host a lunchtime event and photo call for Heritage Week event organisers in the County Museum, High Road, Letterkenny on Thursday, August 1 at 1pm and all Heritage Week event organisers are invited to attend.


Advice is also available from the County Donegal Heritage Office on (074) 916 3824.

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