National Heritage Week 17th to 25th of August

Heritage Week 2019

National Heritage Week 17th to 25th of August

National Heritage Week celebrates all things heritage related. It brings together communities and cultural institutions, academics and enthusiasts, to build awareness about the value of heritage and support its conservation.
Each year, during the last week of August, many national and hundreds of local community organisations participate by organising events throughout the country. 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.

You will be amazed at the amount of events that are taking place in Waterford just check out some of the events below and don’t forget to follow the links.  Regardless where you are in Ireland there are events taking place and we would encourage you and your family to take a trip back not just in history but in our heritage.  You never know what you might learn.
Here’s a list of all the events happening in Waterford City and County…

Saturday August 17th:

Prison Quest at Reginald’s Tower (all week)

Curraghmore Through the Centuries (all week)

Portrait Drawing – Waterford County Museum Dungarvan

Dunmore East: Heritage Walk

Birds of Prey – Dungarvan Castle

Heritage Day at Knockboy Graveyard – Ballinamult
The Life and Times of Congreve Rogers  – Tramore Library

Sunday August 18th: 

Archaeology Walk to Creadan Head
Mugshots and Spinning Tops at Reginald’s Tower (all week)

Ground Archery Display – Dungarvan Castle

Bat Walk and Historical Talk – Glenribbeen Lodge (all week)

Monday August 19th:

De La Salle Pipe Band Performance – Lower Prom Tramore

Tuesday August 20th: 

Dr. Maxine Keoghan’s Heritage Walk – Tramore Library
Dámh Dhéiseach – Waterford Writers – Coláiste na Rinne, An Rinn
Ballysaggartmore Towers

The Death of The Banshee – Ardkeen Library

Wednesday August 21st:

Wildilife Wonders at Mount Congreve

Geopark Visitor Centre Open Day – Knockmahon, Bunmahon

The Vikings are Coming – Waterford County Museum

Make a Model Viking Longship – Waterford County Museum/Dungarvan Harbour
Jigs and Reels – Reginald’s Tower

The Art of Letter Writing – Central Library Waterford

Waterford World of Bonaparte Wyses – Tramore Library
Walk Through Time – Copper Coast UNESCO Global Geoparlk at Bunmahon Beach, Car Park (West Car Park)

Thursday August 22nd:

Utter Bareness, Discomfort & Stench – Reginald’s Tower
Hollywood Stars and Ballyin House – Lismore Heritage Centre
Pastimes and Past Times in Waterford – Waterford Archaeological and Historical Society – St Patrick’s Gateway Centre, Waterford
5Towers: Bay’s Early Warning System – Tramore Library
Its in Our Nature – Dungarvan Library

Friday August 23rd:

Tom McGrath – A Waterford War Hero – Portlaw Heritage Centre, Georges Street, Portlaw, Co. Waterford. X91 P5WN
Gallows Hill Community Big Dig – Waterford County Museum/Gallowshill Community Group Gallows Hill, Dungarvan
Kilfarrasy Geology Workshop – Copper Coast UNESCO Global Kilfarrasy Beach

Saturday August 24th:

The Genealogy of Goats – with Bill Sheppard and Martin Doyle – The Farm, Gracedieu, Bilberry
The Three Sisters: A living heritage – Waterford Harbour TidesnTales  at the Reading Room, Cheekpoint
Whale Watch Ireland 2019 – Irish Whale and Dolphin Group – High Car park, Helvic Hd
Stories from Receding Cliffs – Bill Sheppard (Geologist) The Saratoga, Woodstown

Sunday August 25th:

Free Tours of Reginald’s Tower
Nature Walk on Cunigear Spit – West Waterford Eco Group / Dungarvan Hillwalking Club / Shandon Community Allotments. Meet up in Scanlon’s Car Park for 13:00hrs, second meeting point at Cunnigar Car Park for 13:45
Open Day at Salterbridge Gatelodge – Irish Landmark Trust  – Salterbridge Gatelodge, Cappoquin
Arts & Crafts: Mask Decorating – Dungarvan Castle
A Morning of Local Heritage – Clashmore-Kinsalebeg Heritage Group – Clashmore Heritage Centre
The Genealogy of Goats – with Bill Sheppard and Martin Doyle – The Farm, Gracedieu, Bilberry
The Three Sisters: A living heritage – Waterford Harbour TidesnTales  at the Reading Room, Cheekpoint
Biodiversity Walk Anne Valley – Dunhill
Viking Heritage Day on the Greenway

There are so many events on in Waterford which you can also check out HERE!