15.08.12 - National Heritage Week Kicks Off On Saturday
On Saturday, 18th August, National Heritage Week kicks off for eight days.
Throughout the week, over 1500 events, the majority of which are free, will take place across Ireland.
Over 600,000 people are expected to attend events, meaning a huge knock-on economic impact for towns and villages across the country.
The Heritage Council, coordinators of National Heritage Week, is encouraging every community group and family to get involved in the event.
By logging on www.heritageweek.ie, downloading the free iphone / Android Heritage Week Event App, or picking up a copy of the Event Guide in your local tourist information Office, you can find out what is happening around your area next week.
The annual Heritage Week Photo Competition is now also open for entries.
If you'd like to find more information about National Heritage Week, please visit www.heritageweek.ie