National Heritage Week 2016.
Pedal Power Heritage Tours are one of the more than 40 events taking place in Limerick for National Heritage Week 2016. Picture repro free Limerick City and County Council.
Have you ever tried creating a mini monument on a biscuit tin lid, fancied seeing history brought back to life, perused never-before seen rugby memorabilia or ever wondered how to care for trees?
Well now is your chance! These events are among the more 40 taking place across Limerick city and county as part of National Heritage Week 2016.
National Heritage Week taking place from 20 to 28 August 2016 is co-ordinated by The Heritage Council and its aim is to build awareness and education about our heritage thereby encouraging its conservation and preservation.
Events are being organised by heritage enthusiasts and community groups who have put together a creative programme offering a wide range of activities
Bernadette Collins Cassidy, Executive Planner with Limerick City and County Council said, “National Heritage week gives people the opportunity to be active, imaginative, or simply listen, observe and appreciate Limerick’s heritage.”
Johnny Brennan’s Rugby memorabilia will be displayed in an exhbition as part of National Heritage Week 2016. Johnny Brennan (2nd left) with rugby greats Keith Wood, Peter Clohessy and Michael Lynagh
“For nine days, we celebrate not only heritage but community involvement and a deep connection between people and place,” she added.
During National Heritage Week 2016, people in Limerick are being given the opportunity to step out and join historical and heritage walking tours in Bruff, Kilmallock, or Griston Bog in Ballylanders or cycle a historic trail in Limerick city.
Other events include; a hands-on experience of how to care for trees in Broadford, how to stitch Limerick Lace, or watch a wattle and daub house being constructed, boat tours on the Shannon, never before seen memorabilia built up by a rugby fanatic, boat-building, medieval enactment, story-telling, family fun-days, poetry, traditional music and song, and exhibitions in Limerick city at the Bishop’s Palace, the Hunt Museum, Merchant’s Quay, in the county in Lough Gur, Kilfinane, Castleconnell, Foynes, Newcastle West, Kilmallock, Abbeyfeale, Rathkeale and Bruree, and a family history workshop.
Most of the events are free so that heritage can be accessed and appreciated by all including families.
Find out more about National Heritage Week 2016 here
Read more about Natioanl Heritage Week here