Opening the door into our National Heritage Week

NATIONAL Heritage Week Culture looms and heritage groups, communities, families and individuals throughout the county are being asked to come on board and celebrate and share heritage for National Heritage Week 2021.
‘Open the door to heritage’ is the message from the Heritage Council as it launches the week, which will run from August 14-22 and has become one of Ireland’s largest cultural events.
The launch was attended by Minister of State for Heritage and Electoral Reform Malcolm Noonan TD.
“My department and I are pleased to support this year’s National Heritage Week, which focuses on encouraging the inclusion of as many people as possible in exploring, sharing and enjoying Ireland’s diverse heritage,” he said.
“I especially welcome the heritage newcomers approach taken this year, which is an invitation to those who are new to heritage to get involved. During lockdowns many of us have had more time to explore our local or personal heritage. National Heritage Week may be the perfect opportunity to showcase what you have discovered, or to dig deeper and find out more.
“Whatever aspect of heritage is chosen, I wish the very best to all those taking part and look forward to seeing the end results in August,” Minister Noonan said.
The Chairman of the Heritage Council, Michael Parsons, said: “I strongly encourage all project organisers to think meaningfully on how they might include new members of their communities in their projects, and explore aspects of heritage that may have been overlooked in the past.”

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