Heritage Week shaping up for success
It’s shaping up to be the best ever Heritage Week in County Cork with more than 150 events being organised at 60 venues around the region.
Heritage Week, co-ordinated by the Heritage Council, runs from August 19-27.
This year’s theme is ‘it’s in your nature’ and offers people a chance to get out, enjoy and learn about the wonderful natural heritage that’s on their doorstep.
The majority of the events being organised are free and suitable for all the family.
They are extremely diverse and include nature trails, badger-watching, whalewatching, medieval festivals, ghoulish tales from the past for adults, and softer fairy tales for children.
Cork County Council heritage officer Conor Nelligan said the county has “excelled” in organising Heritage Week activities in recent years, with national acknowledgments given to the Ellen Hutchins festival in West Cork and the John Saul event in East Cork.
“It is hoped that Heritage Week 2017 will be another great success around the county and many of the organisers will be exhibiting on Friday, September 29, at the Celebrating Cork Past Heritage Exhibition,” said Mr Nelligan.
Some events are not wheelchair-friendly or suitable for children. People interested in viewing what’s on can get a sample of the events on pp4-5 or see the full list at heritageweek.ie