Her­itage Week shap­ing up for suc­cess

Irish Examiner - County - - Front page - Sean O’Riordan

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

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