National Heritage Week: 17-25 Aug 2019

National Heritage Week celebrates all things heritage related. It brings together communities and cultural institutions, academics and enthusiasts, to build awareness about the value of heritage and support its conservation.

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 theme this year is Pastimes – Past Times focusing on the many ways that individuals and communities enjoyed their spare time in times past, including hobbies, sports, games, and entertainment.

As usual there are a wide range of activities throughout the week in Co. Kildare organised by community groups, local history groups, educational institutions, local museums, wildlife groups, individuals, and the library service, amongst others, the details of which can be found online at:

A programme booklet for Co. Kildare events is also available from all community libraries, local heritage centres and museums.

A pdf version of the Co. Kildarebe programme can be downloaded from the KCC website here: