National Heritage Week

This years National Heritage week will begin on Saturday the 23rd August until Sunday 31st August.  The aim of the National Heritage Week is to build awareness and education about our heritage thereby encouraging its conservation and preservation.national heritage week logo

In Westmeath their is many events taking places such as

  • Historical Walks and Guided Tour of St Feichin’s Church of Fore Abbey.
  • Photography Exhibit of Big Houses in Mullingar and Environs in the Mullingar Library.
  • Tours of Castles, Houses and Gardens at Belvedere House & Tullynally Castle.
  • Tour of the Cathedral of Christ the King, Mullingar and many more local Churches such as St. Etchens, Killucan, Church of St. Bigseach, Kilbixy.
  • Learning about ‘Wetlands  Wildflowers’ is taking place in Dun Na Si in Moate.

To find out more about what’s on you can visit National Heritage Week website at http://www.heritageweek.ie/ or make sure to check out your local papers.  You can also pick up a National Heritage Guide book for free at Mullingars Tourist Office or at your nearest library.

image of tullynally castle

Tullynally Castle

Enjoy the week.

 

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