National Heritage Week 2021: Share in the joy of heritage

Share in the joy of heritage –the Heritage Council invites communities across County Kilkenny to participate in National Heritage Week 2021

Open the door to heritage is the message from the Heritage Council as it launched National Heritage Week 2021.  Culture and heritage groups, as well as communities, families and individuals in County Kilkenny are invited to get involved and celebrate and share heritage.

Organised by the Heritage Council, National Heritage Week will run from Saturday, 14th – Sunday, 22nd August, and has become one of Ireland’s largest cultural events.

Lesser – Celandine (photo courtesy of Zoe Devlin)

The launch was attended by Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform, Malcolm Noonan, TD. He said: “My department and I are pleased to support this year’s National Heritage Week, which focuses on encouraging the inclusion of as many people as possible in exploring, sharing and enjoying Ireland’s diverse heritage.

Projects should be completed in time for National Heritage Week (14th-22nd August 2021) when they will be showcased on  Accepted formats for showcasing vary from online talks or exhibitions, to a video, podcast, slideshow presentation or blog, to media coverage, a dedicated website or moderated social media account, or by means of small, in-person events, which comply with official public health advice.  A suite of resources to support project development will be available on   For more information, visit

In County Kilkenny, National Heritage Week is co-ordinated and supported by local authority heritage officer, Dearbhala Ledwidge.

Irish Landmark Trust Competition
Irish Landmark Trust is an official partner of National Heritage Week 2021 and to celebrate they are offering one lucky winner a voucher for a two-night break in one of its unique heritage properties. to enter the competition click here
This competition closes on 30th August 2021