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Heritage Week promotes more than 1000 activities for all tastes across Ireland

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One of the busiest weeks in Ireland, Heritage Week, promotes various activities between the 13th and 21st of August, across the country. In the last two years, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, in-person activities did not occur or were done in a hybrid way, but this year the program open to the public returned with full force.

Aimed at communities, families and social organizations, the event stands out for being open to event proposals. Therefore, any individual or group of people can organize a festival-related event. This is an excellent chance for foreigners to get to know the culture of the Irish people better, as the festival has cultural events that rescue the country’s history.

We have selected some activities that you cannot miss, in different parts of the Emerald Island. for more information just click on the link for each event. Check out!

Medieval combat, Cork

On the 20th of August, in Cork, a re-enactment of a medieval combat takes place. In addition, the public will have access to various objects from the 13th to 15th centuries that will be on display. So, if you are interested in getting to know a little more about medieval culture, don’t miss the opportunity.

Actors dressed in character will stage a fight with weapons and equipment typical of the Knights Templar era. An event for the whole family to enjoy.

For more information click here.

Bandon Walled Town Festival

From August 15th to 21st, in Benton, County Cork, the traditional Bandon Walled Town festival takes place. Imagine those small town festivals, full of traditions, typical food and characteristic music. That’s what you’ll find here.

For more information click here.

Viking Character Tour, Dublin

From the 13th to the 21st of August, from 10:30 am to 11:30 am, at Dalkey Castle & Heritage Centre, the public will be able to interact with the actors dressed in Viking costumes. The visit will be guided by a costumed character.

Get to know a little more about the influence of Viking culture in Ireland with this playful and fun tour. To participate it is necessary to make a reservation by e-mail or by phone 016794611.

For more information click here.

Architectural Tour, Dublin

If you are a person who enjoys events related to architecture and urbanism, then you cannot miss the architectural tour at the National Gallery of Ireland. 

The walk, on the 20th, at 1:30 pm, will go through the rooms and corridors of this magnificent museum. However, instead of admiring the works of art, the proposal is to observe the local architecture. 

No need to sign up. just arrive ten minutes before the proposed time.

For more information click here.

Seeing whales and dolphins, Sligo Can you

imagine seeing whales and dolphins in their habitat? You will have the opportunity to do this on the tour organized by the Irish Whale and Dolphin Group. The tour takes place on August 20, from 2 pm to 4 pm.

Although there is no guarantee of seeing the animals in their habitat, normally, the public is successful in the observation. If you are a nature person, this is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. So enjoy!

For more information click here.

Visit prehistoric fossils, Sligo

Take a trip back in time with this unique event. The program takes place on the 21st, from 15:00 to 17:00. Check out fossils dating back 300 million years, from the Carboniferous period. An opportunity to see with your own eyes what we normally only see in photos and documentaries.

For more information click here.

Blacksmith’s Workshop, Limerick

Have you ever imagined yourself being a medieval blacksmith? With this workshop you will have the opportunity to see how goals were forged using medieval blacksmith techniques as well as more modern techniques.

The event will be on the 19th, from 10 am to 2 pm at the College of Further Education and Training Board. Enrollments are limited.more information call 061381272 or email

For more information click here.

Interactive Artisans Exhibition, Galway

Every day until 21st August, the public can visit Irish Fiber Crafters from 11am to 5pm to see how local artisans work and even risk some manual labor. If you are a fan of handmade work, then you need to attend this event, which is open to the public. 

On the 18th, a practical crochet and knitting class will be held from 4 pm. Unmissable. An opportunity to get to know a little more about the local culture and be part of it.

For more information click here.

Workshop on Growing Wildflowers, Galway

If you’re a fan of flowers, then you can’t miss the class that will be held on August 21 at Brigit’s Garden in Galway, starting at 2.30pm.

For more information click here.

Heritage Week

Irish Heritage Week starts on the 13th of August and ends on the 21st, with events in every county in the country. This is a rare opportunity to delve into the country’s traditions, so be sure to participate. 

The complete schedule can be found here.

Author: Thiago

I moved to Ireland 2012. I work as a business administrator and travel a lot to Europe with my work. I enjoy writing and athletics during my vacation and try to visit friends and family every year in Brazil.
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