Heritage Week 2018 in Waterford
18th to the 26th of August
Each year, during the last week of August, many national and hundreds of local community organisations participate by organising events throughout the country for Heritage Week. Many of the events that take place during the week are FREE and the programme highlights the abundance of great work that is carried out in all communities in Ireland to preserve and promote our natural, built and cultural heritage.
In Waterford we have a fantastic and diverse heritage and it’s just waiting to be explored. Each and every year it never ceases to amaze us the amount of events that are available during Heritage Week. From our the time before the Vikings came to Ireland through the centuries up to modern day, taking in architecture, history, nature, literature and so much more.
There’s bat walks, woods walks, archeology, art, historic talks, visit the Bilberry Goats and so much more.
To make sure you don’t miss this great opportunity to explore your culture and heritage then check out all the EVENTS that are available during Heritage Week in Waterford.
The idea behind Heritage Week is to
- Encourage active participation and ‘doing’. This means provide opportunities to the public for real engagement in heritage education and conservation.
- Reach out to new audiences and make heritage accessible to all i.e. people with disabilities, ethnic minorities, young people
- Encourage volunteering and year-round engagement with Ireland’s heritage
National Heritage Week is co-ordinated by The Heritage Council and supported at a local level by Waterford County Council. The majority of events are free and family friendly with plenty of activities to entertain and educate both kids and adults alike.
This year, Heritage Week will be a highlight of Ireland’s celebration of the European Year of Cultural Heritage with the theme ‘Make a Connection’ which aims to deepen the connection between people and heritage.
All events in Waterford are available HERE.