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Donegal celebrates Heritage Week 14.08.19

Over 120 events are taking place for National Heritage Week in Donegal from Saturday, August 17 to Sunday, August 25 and most of them are free. The pocket-size County Donegal Heritage Week Event Guide is available free-of-charge from tourist offices, libraries, public service centres, museums and heritage centres or online at www.heritageweek.ie .
To view the daily highlights of Heritage Events in Inishowen click here .
Heritage Week event organisers and guests pictured outside the County Museum at the launch of the County Donegal Heritage Week Event Guide with Cllr. Nicholas Crossan (Cathaoirleach, Donegal County Council), John McLaughlin (Acting Chief Executive, Donegal County Council) and Eddie O’Kane (Chairperson, County Donegal Heritage Forum).
“The success of Heritage Week in County Donegal lies in the hands of the event organisers and this year, there are about 80 different heritage groups, community organisations or individuals who have organised events” said Cllr. Nicholas Crossan, Cathaoirleach of Donegal County Council.
“The theme of National Heritage Week this year is ‘Pastimes and Past Times’ and people are encouraged to explore the unique ways in which we choose to spend our free time and how this has evolved over the years” said Joseph Gallagher, County Donegal Heritage Officer. “County Donegal is the county with the most events taking place per head of population and the Culture Division, Donegal County Council has organised, or is hosting over 20 of the 126 ‘Heritage Week’ events. Events include built heritage open days, guided walks, heritage site visits, fieldtrips, exhibitions, illustrated presentations, workshops, storytelling, historical re-enactments, children’s activities, launch events and traditional skills demonstrations.”
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