Heritage Week Event Registration Opens on 1st of May
Would you like to run a National Heritage Week event this year?
Any organisation, individual, business, or community group is welcome to organise an event for National Heritage Week.
Heritage Week takes place from 17-25 August so now is the time to start planning!
You can register your event from 1 May on the Heritage Council website.
Pastimes | Past Times
The theme of Heritage Week 2019 is Pastimes | Past Times. From 17th to the 25th of August you are encouraged you to take a stroll through history and explore how our free time has evolved in often fascinating ways.
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 Cú 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