Heritage Week in County Donegal
19th – 27th August 2017, Co. Donegal
See more at: Donegal County Council website
National Heritage Week is coordinated by The Heritage Council & Local Authority Heritage Officers with support from Fáilte Ireland. County Donegal has become one of the places to be during ‘Heritage Week’.
Heritage Week in Donegal 2017 – Programme Overview
National Heritage Week takes place from Saturday, August 19 to Sunday, August 27, 2017. This year’s theme is ‘It’s in Your Nature’ highlighting the links between people and nature. If your event can address this theme, then all the better. On-line registration is now open at www.heritageweek.ie The National Heritage Week Event Guide will be available free at County Heritage Offices, County Councils, libraries, Council of National Cultural Institution members, Office of Public Works [OPW] sites, National Parks & Wildlife Service [NPWS] sites, Fáilte Ireland tourist offices, heritage centres, historical societies, various museums (Museums Standards Programme for Ireland participants), Bus Éireann stations, An Óige hostels and some hotels across the country. Heritage Week is an opportunity to raise awareness of County Donegal’s built, cultural and natural heritage and to obtain some free publicity for events that you are planning.
You can register your event by completing the on-line registration form at: www.heritageweek.ie In order to be included in the countrywide guide, events need to be registered by June 7 deadline. Events should be free of charge throughout the week. Where this is not possible, organisers are asked to offer special concession rates. The Heritage Council will promote National Heritage Week nationally and provide organisers with materials including posters and a programme of events to promote their activities.
The County Donegal Heritage Office will compile the County Donegal ‘Heritage Week’ Events Guide again this year. The information submitted to The Heritage Council will be used to compile the pocket-sized county booklet that has proved so popular in recent years.
The County Donegal Heritage Office, Cultural Services in association with The Heritage Council has produced a County Donegal Heritage Week Event Guide every year since 2004. County Donegal has become one of the places to be during ‘National Heritage Week’ thanks to all the events that heritage centres, museums, heritage organisations, community groups and individuals organise (often on a voluntary basis).
Our heritage reinforces our sense of place and refines our sense of identity. The contribution that heritage makes to training/educational opportunities, attracts tourists and generates revenue. There is a selection of 85 events taking place for ‘National Heritage Week’ in County Donegal and its environs, about 20 of which are organised by or hosted by Cultural Services, Donegal County Council. Heritage Week is the ideal time to re-explore our heritage and remember that County Donegal has many more heritage sites and museums/heritage centres that are open during National Heritage Week so there should be events to suit everyone.
Please wear appropriate footwear for outdoor events.
For registration details visit: www.heritageweek.ie
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