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Launch of County Donegal Heritage Week 03.08.18

NATIONAL Heritage Week takes place from Saturday, August 18 to Sunday, August 26 and is coordinated by The Heritage Council and Local Authority Heritage Officers.
The aims of heritage week are to raise awareness of our heritage and to encourage its preservation, conservation and promotion. County Donegal is the county with the most events taking place per head of population. Events include built heritage open days, guided walks, heritage site visits, fieldtrips, exhibitions, illustrated presentations, workshops, storytelling, historical re-enactments, children’s activities and traditional skills demonstrations.
Donegal Heritage Week Event Guide - for more info visit www.heritageweek.ie .
The County Donegal Heritage Office has compiled the Heritage Week Event Guide which is a free, pocket-size booklet that outlines 116 events taking place across Donegal and most of them are free. The event guide will be launched at Glenveagh Castle, Glenveagh National Park on Tuesday, August 7 at 12 noon by Cllr. Seamus Ó Domhnaill, Cathaoirleach, Donegal County Council. Everyone is welcome to attend and light refreshments will be served.
“As 2018 is the European Year of Cultural Heritage, people are encouraged to ‘make a connection’ with their heritage whether it’s at a local, national or european level” explains Joseph Gallagher, County Donegal Heritage Officer.
“The theme of this year’s heritage week is ‘Share a Story’ and County Donegal has lots of stories to tell about its heritage, landscape, environment, history, folklore, traditional skills and the lives of its inhabitants.”
Copies of the County Donegal Heritage Week Event Guide will be available in tourist offices, libraries, public service centres, museums and heritage centres next week and on-line at www.heritageweek.ie .
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