Heritage Week to celebrate Limerick’s culture and historical buildings

Niamh Dillon

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Niamh Dillon

National Heritage week will take place during the month of August to promate and celebrate awareness of our national culture and historical buildings.

National Heritage week will take place during the month of August to promate and celebrate awareness of our national culture and historical buildings.

Heritage week will run from August 18 to 26 with a number of events taking place in both Limerick city and county.

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan TD said: “Now more than ever, the contribution that heritage makes to local and national economic development as well as to Ireland’s tourism offering is being recognised”.

“I would strongly encourage people in all parts of Ireland to get involved and to take part in National Heritage Week activities in their locality,” added the arts minister.

TV and radio personality Hector Ó hEochagáin is calling on the people of Limerick to embrace their national heritage in a series of workshops and events taking place throughout the city.

Hector praised the number of organisations and events for taking part and urged people to “give it a go”.

“I am delighted to support National Heritage Week this year. The list of events taking place during the week is really impressive, with events for all ages, young and old,” he said.

Some of the many events taking place in the city include a lecture on the archaeology of the walls of Limerick, an archaeological dig, medieval metal casting workshops, children’s art workshops in Limerick City Gallery of Art and costume tours in the Hunt Museum.

See www.heritageweek.ie.