Posted 11/07/2019

Heritage Week 17th - 25th August 2019

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.


The theme for Heritage Week 2019 is 'Pastimes | Past Times', which encourage you to take a stroll through history and explore how our free time has evolved in often fascinating ways.

Our pastimes today have been shaped by hundreds of years of storytelling, craft, sport and music.

Tell the story from fireside audiences thrilled by ancient epics to online communities bonding over boxsets. 

Show how traditional crafts are growing in popularity as a new generation discovers the joy of handmaking. 

Explore hurling's long journey from CĂș Chulainn to Croke Park. 

Discover how our modern music festivals have nothing on the hedonism of Donnybrook Fair in the 1800's!

Coordinated by the Heritage Council, National Heritage Week is Ireland's most popular cultural event and in 2019 half a million people are expected to participate in over 2,200 heritage events. National Heritage Week is part of European Heritage Days which promote Europe's common cultural heritage.

County Kildare Heritage Week Event Guide

The County Kildare Heritage Week Event Guides will be available in all libraries and Kildare County Council Offices and available for download from the Heritage section of the Kildare County Council website

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