National Heritage Week, one of Ireland’s largest cultural events, runs from Saturday August 14 to Sunday August 22.  It is being marked locally by a series of heritage projects developed by groups across Kildare.

Local heritage groups and organisers, families, communities and individuals across Kildare have responded to this year’s call to ‘Open the door to heritage’, creating online projects that are free to explore throughout National Heritage Week.  Some in-person events will also take place, in line with public health guidelines.

Spanning natural, cultural and built heritage, projects aim to encourage ‘heritage newcomers’, as well as enthusiasts and experts, to engage with all aspects of Ireland’s heritage.  Special emphasis has been placed on engaging individuals and groups who may not traditionally feel included in local heritage, or organising projects that speak to lesser-known aspects of local heritage.

For more information on these projects, and to explore others visit Heritage Week 2021