Heritage Week in County Donegal (August 18 - August 26, 2012)
National Heritage Week takes place from Saturday, August 18 to Sunday, August 26, 2012 andCountyDonegalis the county with the most events taking place in the country after countiesDublin,CorkandGalway.
Heritage Week is an opportunity to raise awareness of the heritage ofCountyDonegal. Indeed,CountyDonegalis one of the places to be during Heritage Week with over 90 events already planned in the county during that week, most of which are free.
Tremendous credit must go the many heritage organisations, community groups and individuals who organise events often on a voluntary basis. Anchored by events organised byGlenveaghNational Parkand Cultural Services, Donegal County Council, it means that there’s lots of choice for residents and visitors alike.
Events include family open days, guided walks, built heritage open houses, heritage site visits, fieldtrips, exhibitions, illustrated presentations, photographic competition, children’s activities, genealogical research, storytelling sessions, traditional music, craft fairs and traditional skills demonstrations.
The highly-popular, pocket-size ‘County Donegal Heritage Week Event Guide’ produced by the County Donegal Heritage Office, Cultural Services, Donegal County Council will be available in libraries, public service centres, museums, heritage centres and tourist offices from early August.
National Heritage Week is coordinated by The Heritage Council & Local Authority Heritage Officers with support from FáilteIreland.