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National Heritage Week


National Heritage Week is now in full swing. Saturday was the first day of  ‘One Hundred Years of Heritage’ Week. 1,600 events is about to take place across the island, celebrating Irish heritage, culture and the environment from the 20th of August to the 28th of August 2016.

This year is 100 years since the 1916 Rising and for the occasion National Heritage Week has decided to use the theme of ‘One Hundred Years of Heritage’ to go with the centenary year.

If you could not get out to the countryside this weekend, but you are fortunate enough to be enjoying the school holidays with your children, this week could be a golden opportunity for you as a family to go to some heritage events outside of Dublin.

There are plenty of events taking place in Dublin as well. There is a 1916 Walking Tour of Bray and then there is the DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama making available their archives of Irish Traditional Music.

Or you might want to head down to Carlow for a quick look at the history of Irish Apples at Altamont Gardens or attempt a drive to Mayo for some seaweed harvesting on the coast of Mayo.

For those of you who are living in the Liberties and would like something in close proximity there is always the Phoenix Park to visit. Like always, Phoenix Park is hosting a list of events throughout the week.

You can go to the park and enjoy a Dragonfly or Wildflowers presentation and walk. Phoenix Park Visitor Centre will have exhibitions like In the Footsteps of Decimus Burton, Uncovering the History of Ashtown Castle, The Celts and Arts & Crafts running.

There is also a guided tour of Ashtown Castle starting at the visitor centre.

For a look at the events guide for Dublin go to Events or alternatively for all guides on county events go to CountyEvents.

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