National Heritage Week kicks off today, with a programme jam-packed with a record number of events taking place across the county until next Sunday.
The theme of this year’s Heritage Week is ‘It’s In Your Nature’, which aims to highlight the links between people and nature.
The aims of Heritage Week are to raise awareness of our heritage and to encourage its preservation, conservation and promotion.
The County Donegal Heritage Office have compiled a list of the 124 events taking place across the county this week – making Donegal the county with the most events per head of population.
The Cultural Services at Donegal County Council have organised over 20 of the record 124 events taking place this week.
Events include heritage open days, guided walks, fieldtrips, exhibitions, conferences, illustrated talks, historical re-enactments, birds of prey displays, whale watching, garden tours, traditional skills demonstrations, craft fairs, skills training, launch events, storytelling, traditional music and children’s activities.
The County Donegal Heritage Week Event Guide was launched in the County Museum, Letterkenny on Tuesday by Joe McHugh T.D., Minister of State, Department of Culture, Heritage & the Gaeltacht and is available in tourist offices, libraries, council offices, museums and heritage centres.
To see what’s happening in your area, you can see the full programme by clicking here.Tags: