National Heritage Week 2017 will take place from 19th to 27th August and we’re making this the year we help more people learn about and enjoy Ireland’s nature.
From town wildlife tours to foraging walks to building bee hotels, Heritage Week 2017 is all about being active, having fun and getting involved with our natural heritage. We’re encouraging everyone young and old to get outdoors more often and value what our natural world has to offer. Protecting our natural heritage is so important to every aspect of our lives; jobs, tourism, water, food, health and wellbeing.
National Heritage Week is your opportunity to explore and learn more about Ireland’s natural heritage and helping to conserve and preserve it for the future. With nearly 2,000 events being planned across Ireland, watch out for event listings coming in May 2017. Wednesday 23rd August is Wild Child Day and is dedicated to wild children everywhere. We encourage you to organise special events for young people on this day. Sunday 27th August, the last day of Heritage Week, is Water Heritage Day. Discover more about our most precious natural resource, water, in all its forms from lakes to rivers to seas.
Event Registration is now open for National Heritage Week 2017. Registration for the printed event guide will close on 31st May. The print guide is distributed across Ireland to OPW sites, museums, libraries, local authorities and tourist offices. Registration for the web listings will stay open until August. – See more at: www.heritageweek.ie.
“Getting your event registered in time to be included in the print guide is a great opportunity for Roscommon events to get free nationwide publicity”, said Nollaig Feeney Heritage Officer, Roscommon County Council. Roscommon County Council will produce and distribute a county event guide based on events registered on www.heritageweek.ie by June 30th. ‘Heritage Week is a great opportunity for people to showcase what is great about their locality. It is always an action packed and fun week in Co. Roscommon. Roscommon County Council is delighted to promote Heritage Week as an action of County Roscommon Heritage Plan’, said Nollaig Feeney Heritage Officer, Roscommon County Council.