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What bit of Irish heritage would you like to tell the world about?

Which part of your local heritage are you most proud of? We want to know.

A SENSE OF place and history is massively important to Irish people.

That treasured family heirloom, that romantic ruined castle, that particular relative with a store of family history – we can probably all think of an item, a custom, a location or a person who immediately springs to mind when we think of the best of our heritage.

If you were to share that one special piece of your heritage you carry with you always, what would it be?

Is it seeing this landmark on your drive home?

The Rock of Cashel, Co Tipperary. Image: Shutterstock

Or is it feeling the power of the past looking down from this cliff top?

The cliffs at Dún Aonghasa, Aran Island, Co. Galway. Image: flickr/celesteh

Would it be finding yourself in an impromptu ballad session?

Image: flickr/George Keith

Maybe smelling the scent of pine in a forest clearing?

Crone Wood, Co. Wicklow. Image: Shutterstock

We would love to hear about your favourite aspect of our unique Irish heritage.

Is there an item, an artefact, a piece of memorabilia which symbolises your own personal, family or community heritage?

Is there a particular event in the past that had a lasting impact on who you are today or the place where you live?

Somewhere you always recommend to visiting friends?

A favourite custom in your locality passed down through generations, which you think we should know about?

National Heritage Week wants to know all about how your area’s history has enriched its present. Submit your photos and tell the story of your heritage on Heritage Week’s Facebook page. Not to mention, there are over 1,700 events planned for all over the country next week to celebrate and showcase our architectural and archaeological heritage, cultural and genealogical traditions, stunning natural treasures and so much more. How will you take part?

National Heritage Week is coordinated by the Heritage Council.

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