Publish on: 12/08/2021
Heritage Week is aimed at getting as many people to enjoy heritage as possible. On-line registration is still open on the Heritage Week website (www.heritageweek.ie) and all projects registered for Heritage Week will be considered for the National Heritage Week Awards.
“National Heritage Week will be different again this year but there are lots of opportunities for people to get involved either on-line or in person” said Joseph Gallagher, County Donegal Heritage Officer. “This year, heritage event and project organisers are encouraged to consider how they can connect with heritage newcomers who have not engaged with National Heritage Week before, with people who may not traditionally feel included in local heritage and with heritage enthusiasts of all ages.
Activities for Heritage Week this year will be a mixture of on-line events and small-scale live events that are in line with public health restrictions and require advance booking. This year’s activities have embraced a variety of digital and on-line formats, providing innovative ways to explore Ireland’s diverse heritage and include on-line talks, exhibitions, virtual tours, podcasts, videos, blogs as well as small, socially-distanced events. People can explore their local heritage or discover some national heritage treasures from their own homes. Projects and events will be updated regularly so check out the Heritage Week website www.heritageweek.ie for more details.”
Heritage Week projects and events in County Donegal include:
National Heritage Week is coordinated by The Heritage Council and Local Authority Heritage Officers with support from the Department of Housing, Local Government & Heritage. The aim of National Heritage Week is to build heritage awareness and appreciation while shining a light on the great work that is carried out in all communities in Ireland to preserve, conserve and promote our natural, built and cultural heritage. National Heritage Week is part of European Heritage Days, a joint initiative of the Council of Europe and the European Union in which over fifty countries participate each year.
Further information is available on-line at www.heritageweek.ie, via e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org or telephone (087) 368 3515. Advice is also available from the County Donegal Heritage Office, Donegal County Council on (074) 917 2576.
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