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Who wants to get their hands dirty during National Heritage Week 2015?

Published: 28th April 2015

Event registration for National Heritage Week 2015 is now open and this year we want to shine a light on Ireland’s Industrial and Design Heritage.

So if you would like to include your local heritage project in this year’s programme, please register it now for National Heritage Week 22nd- 30th August 2015. Last year over 400,000 people participated in 1800 events around the country including historical walks and talks, workshops, archaeological digs, historical re-enactments, most of which were free.

Why choose our Industrial and Design Heritage as a focus for of the tenth National Heritage Week? Canals, mines, breweries, potteries, forges, railways and cotton mills can often tell us as much about our heritage as celebrated archeological sites, cathedrals and large country houses. In fact our industrial past tells the story of change, development and creativity in Ireland and National Heritage Week 2015 is the perfect time to find out more about this fascinating, but often neglected aspect of our past.

With National Heritage Week we want to celebrate the work of thousands of local enthusiasts and experts who give their time to the preservation and protection of our national heritage. It is also a fantastic opportunity for the whole family to explore their local community and see it through the fascinating perspective of heritage” Michael Starrett CEO of National Heritage Council.

The deadline for inclusion in the National Heritage Week print guide is the 31st May 2015 however it is possible to continue to upload events for the National Heritage Week’s online listings right up until the 22nd August when the celebrations begin. All events are subject to approval. Participants are encouraged to incorporate the industrial heritage theme into their project where possible.

If participants cannot register online, the National Heritage Week can send you a registration form by post. For further information contact National Heritage Week on 1850 200 878 Email: heritageweek@heritagecouncil.ie or go to www.heritageweek.ie

National Heritage Week is a National Heritage Council project. The Heritage Council is celebrating 20 Years of enabling communities to take responsibility for and participate in the development and conservation of their heritage assets.

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