The Mayor displays the Heritage Week Flag
                                       Heritage Week 2017                          

National Heritage Week is a nine day celebration of the heritage that Ireland has to offer.

It is part of a Europe-wide initiate to raise awareness and appreciation of the heritage that surrounds us. Here in County Cork, Heritage Week has been growing from strength to strength and in 2018, the County witnessed over 150 Heritage Week Events in over 50 locations.

 

 

 

 

‘Every year millions of Europeans visit historical monuments and sites throughout Europe on European Heritage Days. These are a joint initiative of the Council of Europe and the European Union in which over forty countries participate each year. The main aim of European Heritage Days is to promote awareness of our built, natural and cultural heritage and to promote Europe’s common cultural heritage. In Ireland we celebrate European Heritage Days with a full week of events throughout National Heritage Week.

National Heritage Week is coordinated by The Heritage Council and its aim is to build awareness and education about our heritage thereby encouraging its conservation and preservation.

Each year, during the last week of August, many national and hundreds of local community organisations participate by organising events throughout the country. Many of the events that take place during the week are free and the programme highlights the abundance of great work that is carried out in all communities in Ireland to preserve and promote our natural, built and cultural heritage.

The Heritage Council assumed the role of coordinator of National Heritage Week from the Department of the Environment, Heritage & Local Government in 2005.  Since then the week has grown into a highly successful programme of over 1700 events which take place during a week in August each year’.                       

(source: http://www.heritageweek.ie/)

 

National Heritage Week 2019 will run from August 17th to 25th.

 

Click here to see the 140 Heritage Week Events that will be taking place in the County of Cork this year!

 

Should you be interested in participating in Heritage Week or if you require any further information at all please phone 021 4285905 or email cork.heritage@corkcoco.ie

 

*Added on 20/06/19* National Heritage Week 2019 - August 17th to 25th - County Cork Events Guide Registration  

National Heritage Week this year is little under two months away, taking place from Saturday 17th to Sunday 25th August, 2019. So far for the County of Cork over 120 events have been registered with an expectation that Heritage Week 2019 will see over 2,000 events around the Country. All proposed events uploaded to www.heritageweek.ie prior to June 28th 2019 will feature in the official County Cork Heritage Week Events Guide this year. It is hoped that 2019 will indeed see a wonderful line-up and a great number of events, across the County. Indeed, the popularity of National Heritage Week is growing enormously in recent years as more and more people take stock of and value the heritage that surrounds and connects us all. The Theme for Heritage Week 2019 is ‘Pastimes and Past Times’, encouraging people to take a stroll through our local history and explore how our free time has evolved in often fascinating ways from sports and storytelling to music and craft. Heritage Week is coordinated by the Heritage Council and is part of European Heritage Days which promotes Europe’s cultural heritage across the Union – a week very much to look forward to.

 

*Added on 10/01/19* National Heritage Week 2019 - August 17th to 25th

The Heritage Council have announced the dates and theme for National Heritage Week 2019. 

From 17-25 August 2019 explore Pastimes and Past Times. Take a stroll through history and explore how our free time has evolved in often fascinating ways. Our pastimes today have been shaped by hundreds of years of storytelling, craft, sport and music. Trace the story from fireside audiences thrilled by ancient epics to online communities bonding over boxsets.  See how traditional crafts are growing in popularity as a new generation discovers the joy of hand-making.  Explore hurling’s long journey from Cú Chullainn to Croke Park.  Learn how our modern music festivals have nothing on the hedonism of Donnybrook Fair in the 1800’s! Coordinated by the Heritage Council, National Heritage Week is Ireland’s most popular cultural event with half a million people expected to enjoy over 2,200 heritage events across Ireland.  National Heritage Week is part of European Heritage Days which promote Europe’s common cultural heritage. During Heritage Week everyone will have the chance to connect with their heritage; to enjoy, appreciate and share it. New event organisers are welcome to get involved.  Visit www.heritageweek.ie to browse event ideas, planning tips and more.  Event registration will open on 1 May 2019. Find out more about being a part of National Heritage Week at www.heritageweek.ie and to see a full list of event ideas visit https://www.heritageweek.ie/content/files/100-Event-Ideas-for-Heritage-Week-2019.pdf

 

 

Click here to view the 2018 Heritage Week Events Guide for County Cork
 

 

 

  • *Added on 30/07/18* National Heritage Week 2018 - List of Events

    National Heritage Week, 2018,takes place between August 18th and 26th. The Theme for Heritage Week this year is ‘Share a Story, Make a Connection', where the country’s natural heritage will become the main focus of events. This year over 140 events have been organised in over 50 different locations throughout the County and for full details see the attached County Cork Heritage Week Events Guide for 2018.If you would like a copy just send an email with your postal address to conor.nelligan@corkcoco.ie and a copy will be posted out to you.

    To keep up to date with Heritage Week Activities on a National Scale it is recommended that you pay a visit to the Heritage Council's Hertitage Week website which includes details of all events taking place throughout the country. Visit www.heritageweek.ie


  • *Added on 08/05/18* National Heritage Week 2018 - Registration now open

    The month of May is a busy one traditionally for heritage groups and societies as they plan ahead and programme their events for Heritage Week. National Heritage Week this year takes place from Saturday 18th August until Sunday 26th and will feature, it is envisaged, over 2,000 fun and family friendly events for everyone to enjoy throughout the country. Registration is currently open for events and organisers are invited to submit their details prior to May 31st to ensure inclusion in the Official Heritage Week Events Guide, thousands of which are published and distributed throughout the country. Registration will also ensure inclusion in the County Cork Heritage Week 2018 Events Guide.

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    National Heritage Week, which is coordinated by the Heritage Council, aims to build heritage awareness and education while shining a spotlight on the great work that is carried out in all communities in Ireland to preserve and promote our natural, built and cultural heritage. In 2018, Heritage Week will be a highlight of Ireland’s celebration of the European Year of Cultural Heritage. This initiative by the European Commission aims to involve all citizens in events that help to promote a sense of belonging to a common European space. The theme for the Year in Ireland is ‘Make a Connection’ which aims to deepen the connection between people and heritage, and build a legacy of increased public engagement. Heritage Week is exploring this theme through ‘Sharing Stories’ - a chance to share heritage stories in new ways, with new people; to highlight heritage links in communities across Ireland and encourage connection with other European countries through a shared interest in exploring heritage. 

    Details of all proposed events can be registered online at www.heritageweek.ie. The website also includes a wonderful list of event ideas, ranging from workshops and talks to field trips and crafts - available here - https://www.heritageweek.ie/register-an-event/organise-an-event.

Heritage Week 2017 Logo

 

  • *Added on 15/08/17* Cork County Heritage Week Event Updates

    Please note that the Knockraha event 'Nature Discovery Walk with Map' takes place daily from 10:30 to 12:30. The listing in the County Cork Events Guide erroneously mentioned 10:00-18:00 daily - apologies for any inconvenience cause








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  • *Added on 31/07/17* Cork County Heritage Week Event Guide 2017

    National Heritage Week, 2017,takes place between August 19th and 27th. The Theme for Heritage Week this year is ‘It’s in your Nature’, where the country’s natural heritage will become the main focus of events. This year close to 160 events have been organised in close to 60 different locations and for full details see the attached County Cork Heritage Week Events Guide for 2017.If you would like a copy just send an email with your postal address to conor.nelligan@corkcoco.ie and a copy will be posted out to you.

    To keep up to date with Heritage Week Activities on a National Scale it is recommended that you pay a visit to the Heritage Council's Hertitage Week website which includes details of all events taking place throughout the country. Visit www.heritageweek.ie
     

  • *Added on 08/06/17* Register Your Heritage Week Event to ensure inclusion in the Cork County Heritage Week Event Guide 2017

    National Heritage Week, 2017,takes place between August 19th and 27th. The Theme for Heritage Week this year is ‘It’s in your Nature’, where the country’s natural heritage will become the main focus of events. Each year the Heritage Council produces a wonderful event guide detailing events taking place around the country including County Cork. Those who register online at www.heritageweek.ie by Friday June 30th will have their details included in the County Cork Heritage Week Events Guide 2017, which will be available in early August 2017.

    Over 130 events have already been registered for the County of Cork, available to view online at www.heritageweek.ie. It is shaping up to be another wonderful Heritage Week in the County of Cork and across the Country.

 

  • *Added on 08/05/17* National Heritage Week 2017 - Registration now open

    National Heritage Week, 2017,takes place between August 19th and 27th. The Theme for Heritage Week this year is ‘It’s in your Nature’, where the country’s natural heritage will become the main focus of events. Each year the Heritage Council produces a wonderful event guide detailing events taking place around the country including County Cork. Registration for having a Heritage Week event listed in this publication is now open, up until Wednesday, 31st May. This printed guide is distributed across Ireland to OPW sites, museums, libraries, local authorities, selected hotels and tourist offices and inclusion in same is a great way of promoting one’s event. Early registration will also ensure inclusion in Cork County Council’s Guide to Heritage Week Events in the County of Cork.

    The second themed day is Water Heritage Day, taking place on Sunday 27th August. This day, as the Heritage Council notes, ‘will celebrate our most precious natural resource, water, in all its forms from sea to rivers, lakes to garden ponds in partnership with the with the Local Authority Waters and Communities Office Network’. It is expected that a number of water themed events will take place on the day and with Cork County’s depth of Maritime Heritage, the day is set to be a great success in the County. Visit www.heritageweek.ie to see more information on National Heritage Week and to see a range of different ideas of Heritage Week events.

    As part of Heritage Week this year, a new approach has been embarked upon. For the first time, two specifically themed days are being introduced as part of the event. The first of these takes place on Wednesday 23rd August – themed Wild Child Day. This is a day that will be dedicated to children everywhere to get involved in their local heritage. Heritage Council research shows ‘that the changing nature of children’s lives is a major concern and that the child-nature connection is under serious threat. At the same time, there are significant benefits, including to health and well-being, to contact with the outdoors and the environment’. Events such as the building of bug hotels, nature hunts and other child focussed events are all being encouraged strongly this year.