Discover and explore National Heritage Week events in Dublin

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National Heritage Week, one of Ireland’s largest cultural events, runs
from Saturday, 15th – Sunday, 23rd August. It is being marked locally
by a series of heritage projects developed by groups across Dublin.

Local heritage groups and organisers, families and communities across
the country have developed projects around this year’s theme of
‘Heritage and Education: Learning from our Heritage’. The theme is
designed to promote the sharing of experience and knowledge, while
ensuring the country’s heritage is more inclusive than ever in
restricted times.

Discover some of the Heritage Week events happening in Dublin:

An Easter Lily and its Symbolism by Artist Yanny Petters: The Olivier
Cornet Gallery is excited to reveal a new work imbued with symbols of
Irish heritage from gallery artist Yanny Petters. This work and the
artist’s research will be exhibited in the Olivier Cornet Gallery
during National Heritage Week, by appointment.
Ballycorus Mines and the majestic panorama: A plaque informing
visitors of the history of the Ballycorus Mines and its glorious
chimney is to be developed. A socially distanced walk will be arranged
for visitors during Heritage Week to gain an understanding of the 19th
century industrial heritage on their doorstep.
Why digitally preserving cultural heritage data matters: The Digital
Repository of Ireland will showcase a series of short interviews with
member organisations, chatting about their archival collections and
favourite objects, the role digital archives play in helping us to
learn from our heritage, and why digital preservation of cultural
heritage matters.

This year, projects for National Heritage Week have embraced a variety
of digital and online formats, providing innovative ways to explore
Ireland’s diverse heritage – from online talks and exhibitions, to
virtual tours, podcasts, videos and blogs.  This focus brings
communities together by allowing the public to discover and explore
national heritage treasures from their own homes.

Based in this year’s theme, projects were developed around three broad
sub-themes: heritage of your doorstep; heritage and education; and
relearning skills from our heritage. All projects shared via the
Heritage Week website before the end of August will be considered for
a National Heritage Week Award.

CEO of the Heritage Council, Virginia Teehan added: “This year in
particular, National Heritage Week offers a moment for community
engagement and social cohesion. With so many of us holidaying at home,
National Heritage Week offers new ideas and experiences to build on
our renewed interest in heritage. The projects showcased give us all
the opportunity to reflect on our heritage, and to learn something
about our past that can perhaps influence our future. I invite people
across Dublin to visit, browse the extensive range of
heritage projects that people have worked tirelessly on – and see what
small events may be taking place in their area – and connect with
their local heritage.”

For more information on Heritage Week events near you, and events
happening online, visit

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