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Heritage Week

National Heritage Week: What's on today?

A record 1,550 events will take place over the next week to celebrate Ireland’s national heritage.

THIS WEEKEND MARKS the start of National Heritage Week, which will see more than 1,550 events taking place around the country, with a view to protect and enhance the richness, quality and diversity of Ireland’s national heritage.

More than 600,000 people are expected to take part in Heritage Week and most of the events are free for all. A list of events can bee checked by location and category through the free iPhone / Android Heritage Week Event App or through

Here are just a few highlights for today…

Whale Watch Ireland 2012

19th August  2:00-5:00 pm

Taking place all around Ireland, over different 16 headlands. Free to all.

Ancient Music Ireland Concert

Kerry, 19th August : 16:00 – 17:30

A concert featuring replica instruments from the stone age to early medieval times will take place at Siamsa Tire, Town Park Tralee, Kerry.

Fairytales At The Enchanted Wood, Phoenix Park Visitor Centre

19th August : 14:0016:00

Follow the pebble path with Hansel and Gretel,watch snow-white at work in her house, have a picnic at Goldilock’s house bring a teddy bear. A magical day for children of all ages.

Visitors are advised to meet at the visitor centre, with no booking required. Organisers promise a magical fairytale day at the enchanted woods near Ashtown Castle.

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National Heritage Week 2012 will run from the 18th to the 26th of August

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