Heritage Week 2019 (17th-25th August)

Launch of Heritage Week 2019 (photo Dylan Vaughan)

The theme of this year’s National Heritage Week is “Pastimes, Past Times”. From Callan to Coon, and Gowran to Kells, there are events taking place throughout Kilkenny, and most events are free.

Build a round tower                     Sketch in the Gallery
Dig for archaeology                      Photograph the city
Experience threshing                   Meet the gardener
Research your family tree           Learn to juggle
Visit the Barracks Museum         Hike a hill

Heritage Week is part of a Europe-wide initiate to raise awareness and appreciation of the heritage that surrounds us. 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, showing the interest that people have in their heritage.

To find out what’s happening in County Kilkenny and beyond, see “What’s on” at www.heritageweek.ie and listen in to KCLR LIVE each weekday morning during Heritage Week for interviews with event organisers from around the County. Copies of the National Heritage Week Event Brochure are also available in all Library branches and at County Hall.

Heritage Week is co-ordinated nationally by the Heritage Council, and in Kilkenny by the Heritage Office of Kilkenny County Council.