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IMAGE Top Picks For Heritage Week 2016

National Heritage Week kicks off tomorrow, Saturday, August 20th, running until August 28th. We’ve compiled the best things you should be doing during the festival. Coordinated by The Heritage Council of Ireland, National Heritage Week is a week-long festival that aims to build awareness around our unique culture and heritage; in a big to conserve and preserve it. There are over 1600 free events taking place around the country over the next week. Here are the IMAGE top picks:

Architecture

Rock Of Cashel Against Clear Sky

Rock Of Cashel Against Clear Sky

Doheny & Nesbitt 4/5 Lower Baggot Street, Dublin 2

Open: All year except Christmas Day, & Good Friday, Mon-Thurs 10am-11.30pm, Fri-Sat, 10am -00.30am, Sun, 12pm-11pm

Fee: Free

more info: dohenyandnesbitts.ie

 

Hibernian/National Irish Bank 23-27 College Green Dublin 2

Open: All Year, Mon, Tue, Wed, Sat, 9.30am- 8pm, Thurs, Fri 9.30am-9pm, Sun 10pm-7pm

Fee: Free

more info: archiseek.com

 

Castle Ellen House Athenry, Co. Galway

Open: June 1-2, 5-9,12-16,19-23, 26-30, July 3-7,10-14,17-21,24-28, Aug 7-11,14-18, 20-28, 12noon-4pm

Fee: Adult €4

more info: discoverireland.ie

 

Ballyseede Castle Ballyseede, Tralee, Co. Kerry

Open: Jan1-9, March 2- Dec 22, 27-31, 8am-12 midnight

Fee: Free

more info: ballyseedecastle.com

 

Carton House Carton Estate, Maynooth, Co. Kildare

Open: All year, 1pm-4pm

Fee: Free

more info: cartonhouse.com

 

Kildrought House Celbridge Village, Co. Kildare

Open: Jan 4-19, Feb 13-16, May 1-16 June 21-30, July 1-3, Aug 19-29, 10am-2p

Fee: Adult €6, OAP/Student/Child €3, School groups €1 per head, occasional free tours.

more info: buildingsofireland.ie

 

For The Kids

kids

Swords, seals, and skulls. A special guided tour of our new exhibition, which showcases forgotten cathedral artefacts, with curator Ruth Kenny. Places allocated on a 1st come, 1st served basis on the day (max 20 people). Venue: Christ Church Cathedral Welcome Desk.

Cost Adult: €6.00 Cost Child: €2.00 Cost Concession: €4.50

Booking Required: No

Dates: 23rd August 13:15 PM to 14:00 PM , 24th August 13:15 PM to 14:00 PM

more info: christchurchtickets.com

 

Drop-in Art Activities for Children Drop-in art activities and puzzles for younger visitors Venue: St Audoen’s Church Visitor Centre

Cost: Free

Booking Required: No

Dates: 20th August 10:00 AM to 16:45 PM , 21st August 10:00 AM to 16:45 PM , 22nd August 10:00 AM to 16:45 PM , 23rd August 10:00 AM to 16:45 PM , 24th August 10:00 AM to 16:45 PM , 25th August 10:00 AM to 16:45 PM , 26th August 10:00 AM to 16:45 PM , 27th August 10:00 AM to 16:45 PM , 28th August 10:00 AM to 16:45 PM

 

Printfest: Family Fun Day Discover what life was like for a young apprentice working in the traditional print industry with an afternoon full of printing activities suitable for all the family. Venue: National Print Museum

Cost: Free

Booking Required: No

Dates: 21st August 12:00 PM to 16:00 PM

more info: nationalprintmuseum.ie

 

Donegal Cathedral Quarter Heritage Treasure Hunt The treasure hunt will have questions based on the history of the Cathedral Quarter. Successfully answering the questions will lead to the treasures hidden within the Cathedral Quarter. Venue: Dillon’s Hotel

Cost Adult: €5.00 Cost Child: €3.00

more info: facebook.com

 

Tipperary Mud Fest 2016 – Dancing the Culm Produce “culm balls” from a mix of earth and waste anthracite from a historic local coal mining operation. Venue: Tom’s Place

Cost: Free

Booking Required: Yes

Dates: 20th August 11:00 AM to 13:00 PM , 20th August 14:00 PM to 16:00 PM

more info: eventbrite.ie

 

Visual

Grattan Bridge, Dublin

Grattan Bridge, Dublin

All’s Changed: 2016 through 1916 Cameras. This is a photographic exhibition of the 1916 centenary events in 2016, shot only by cameras from 1916 and chemical processes from that era. Images are a mixture of 2D prints 3D stereoscopic photos. Venue: Travers Photography

Cost: Free

Booking Required: No

Dates: 20th August 10:00 AM to 19:00 PM , 27th August 10:00 AM to 19:00 PM

more info: seamustravers.com

 

Diaspora Design: Contemporary Applied Art and Design in the Museum Dr. Audrey Whitty explores works in the Museums contemporary Applied Art & Design collection by Irish artists living abroad and artists who have decided to make Ireland their home. Venue: National Museum of Ireland-Decorative Arts and History

Cost: Free

Booking Required: No

Dates: 21st August 15:00 PM to 15:45 PM

more info: culturefox.ie

 

Earthen Fort Building Workshop in Sligo for Adults. Learn how the Green Fort was made, then use earth building techniques to reconstruct a portion of the Green Fort with Colin Ritchie of Mud & Wood. Venue: Entrance to Forthill Park, City View, Sligo.

Cost: Free

Booking Required: Yes

Dates: 27th August 11:00 AM to 15:30 PM

more info: greatsouthernhotelsligo.ie

 

Sculpture for Galway – Dealbh do Ghaillimh An exhibition of potential public sculpture for different parts of Galway City – in the form of sculptural maquettes, sketches, visualisations or other media. In association with Galway City Council. Venue: Kennys Bookshop & Art Gallery

Cost: Free

Booking Required: No

Dates: 26th August 18:00 PM to 20:00 PM , 27th August 9:00 AM to 17:00 PM

more info: galwaytourism.ie

 

Ma, where did the Irish Come From? The Story of the Irish Language A lecture by John Dolan on the story of the Gaelic language. Venue: Áras Chrónáin Cost: Free Organiser: Clondalkin Round Tower Heritage Group Email: [email protected] Booking Required: No Dates: 22nd August 19:30 PM to 21:00 PM

more info: europeanheritagedays.com

 

Music

Irish bag pipe

Irish bag pipe

A Little Night Jazz Escape the rush-hour with this series of jazz concerts in the splendid glorious surroundings and acoustics of the Cathedral. Details on the website. Venue: Saint Patrick’s Cathedral

Cost: Free

Booking Required: No

Dates: 22nd August 18:15 PM to 19:00 PM , 23rd August 18:15 PM to 19:00 PM , 24th August 18:15 PM to 19:00 PM , 25th August 18:15 PM to 19:00 PM , 26th August 18:15 PM to 19:00 PM

more info: heritageweek.ie 

 

Songs of Home: The Emigrant’s Lament EPIC Ireland is proud to present an evening of song and storytelling by renowned sean-nós singer,John Tunney. John will sing songs of emigration and tell stories of how the Diaspora write about home Venue: EPIC Ireland

Cost: Free

Booking Required: Yes

Dates: 26th August 18:00 PM to 19:00 PM

more info: eventbrite.ie

 

On Raglan Road; Great Irish Love Songs and the Women Who Inspired Them Based on his forthcoming publication, writer and poet Gerard Hanberry explains the inspiration behind well known Irish songs and ballads. Venue: Central Library Cost: Free Organiser: Dublin City Public Libraries Email: [email protected] Telephone: 01-873 4333 Website: www.dublincitypubliclibraries.ie Booking Required: Yes Dates: 23rd August 13:00 PM to 14:00 PM

more info: dublincity.ie

 

Music for Lunch The popular Music for Lunch recital series takes place daily in the intimate surroundings of the recently refurbished Lady Chapel. A great line up of musicians this series performing a mixture music. Venue: Saint Patrick’s Cathedral Cost: Free Organiser: Saint Patrick’s Cathedral Email: [email protected] Telephone: 01-4539472 Website: www.stpatrickscathedral.ie Booking Required: No Dates: 22nd August 13:15 PM to 14:00 PM , 23rd August 13:15 PM to 14:00 PM , 24th August 13:15 PM to 14:00 PM , 25th August 13:15 PM to 14:00 PM , 26th August 13:15 PM to 14:00 PM

more info: stpatrickscathedral.ie

 

Music and Song in the Castle, Galway. Venue: Oranmore Castle

Cost: Free 9

Booking Required: No

Dates: 20th August 18:00 PM to 20:00 PM

more info: oranmorecastle.com

 

 

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