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Calling Heritage Week event organisers 19.07.23

HERITAGE Week event organisers are being urged to register their events at www.heritageweek.ie , by Monday July 24th, in order to avail of free local newspaper publicity.

The Heritage Office has also organised a lunchtime event in the County Museum, High Road, Letterkenny at 1pm on Friday July 28th and event organisers will be able to collect Heritage Week branded merchandise free-of-charge.
A selection of branded merchandise that Heritage Week event organisers can collect free-of-charge at the County Museum, High Road, Letterkenny on Friday, July 28th.
Joseph Gallagher, Heritage Officer, said: "The Heritage Week programme in County Donegal is shaping up thanks to the work of people from heritage organisations, community groups, museums, heritage centres and the Culture Division, Donegal County Council. For those events that are registered on the Heritage Week website by Monday, July 24th, the County Donegal Heritage Office will sponsor a free listing of Heritage Week events in a local newspaper. At the lunchtime event in the County Museum on Friday, July 28th, event organisers can collect a limited supply of National Heritage Week branded merchandise free-of-charge that includes high-visibility vests, t-shirts, large flags, small flags, bunting, lanyards and pencils. Attendees can also enjoy the ‘In Search of Colmcille’ exhibition by artist Ina Olohan that is based on St. Colmcille’s life and legacy.”

This year's theme is ‘Living Heritage’ which centres around the practices, knowledge and skills that have been passed from one generation to the next, and are still in use today. There are a variety of activities planned including traditional skills demonstrations, artisan fairs, guided walks, heritage site visits, fieldtrips, heritage open houses, exhibitions, illustrated presentations, workshops, exploration of archives, commemorative and launch events, genealogy events, historical re-enactments, storytelling and children’s activities. There are two special themed days as well: ‘Wild Child Day’ on Saturday, August 19th and ‘Water Heritage Day’ on Sunday, August 20th.

Additional resources for Heritage Week event organisers are available on the Heritage Week website, www.heritageweek.ie , including training and information webinars with useful tips for organising and promoting your events. If you are planning an event, please contact the Heritage Office by email at heritage@donegalcoco.ie or by telephone at 074 91 72576.
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