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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.


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 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:

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 users know about it in the comments section below…

Hidden Ireland: Heritage Week and the treasures of Waterford>

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