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Baby jousting and bog mini-monsters: It's Heritage Week

Free events around the country have been introducing every age to the hidden treasures in their locality.

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FIERSOME WARRIORS, AREN’T they? This is Richard Humphreys and Finnian Mc Veigh in a (mock) jousting battle at the Athenry Walled Town celebration this weekend.

The boys were taking part in one of the 1,700+ events happening around the country all of this week to celebrate our National Heritage Week.

You can find out what’s happening in your area – and indeed register your own event – at heritageweek.ie. There are two free apps, one each for Android and iPhone.

The photographic team from Heritage Week have shared a number of images with us of some of the events that have already taken place. Fun times.

Road bowling at Fenor Cross, Fenor, Co Waterford:

imageimageHot air balloon workshops in Ranelagh, Dublin:

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imageA waltz in an interactive promenade performance of Little Women at Rathfarnham Castle, Dublin:

imageBasketmaking at the Hall of the Red Earl in Galway:

imageExamining the biosphere at Clara Bog in Offaly:

imageimageMore from Athenry’s Walled Towns Day in Galway:

imageSomething cool happening in your area this week? Let other TheJournal.ie users know about it in the comments section below…

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