National Heritage Week Resources

National Heritage Week 2017 will take place from 19-27 August and the focus this year, as indicated by the new logo, is on Ireland’s nature.

Now is the time to start planning your events.

The Heritage Council have released a number of resources on the National Heritage Week website,, designed to offer advice and ideas for organisers of events, including the ‘100 Event Ideas Booklet’ (also available as Gaeilge).

There is a dedicated page of textual and video resources offering advice on how best to promote and build an audience for your event. This page is available here: .

You can also contact the County Kildare Heritage Officer for help with your Heritage Week planning and promotion.


Bridget Loughlin,
County Heritage Officer,
Kildare County Council,
Áras Chill Dara, Naas, Co Kildare
045 980791

Note: Details of grants will be out in May

Heritage Council grant schemes for 2017

Message from the Heritage Officer of Kildare County Council

The Heritage Council will operate 3 grant schemes in 2017:

  • Community Heritage Grants Scheme
  • Grant Scheme for Museum Standards Programme of Ireland Participants (MSPI)
  • Thatch Conservation Grant Scheme

You may apply for grants via the Heritage Council. Online application system will be open on March 1st 2017. Closing date is 24th March 2017 at 5:0pm .

See here for more details: