Events to celebrate Limerick’s heritage this week

Shane O’Riordan


Shane O’Riordan

Limerick people are invited to attend events all over the county as part of National Heritage Week.

Limerick people are invited to attend events all over the county as part of National Heritage Week.

National Heritage Week runs all this week until Sunday with a range of events taking place.

The Hunt Museum boasts a large line up for the festival with events such as metal casting demonstrations, children’s medieval day camps, lectures on Limerick City history and Viking workshops to name but a few. Interested participants can contact the Hunt Museum for more information on events at 061-312833.

Kilmallock is also participating with its Walled Town Day. Numerous activities will be taking place on both Saturday August 18 and Sunday August 19. Seoda Womens Choir will begin proceedings on Saturday night with a performance at 8.15pm at the Dominican Priory. Tickets for Sunday’s Walled Town Day are priced at €3 per person or €5 for a family. The day kicks off with a guided town walk at 11am followed by a parade, medieval reenactments, archery and much more taking place at the school field from 2 until 5pm.

Crecora will see Kilpeacon House open to the public from Saturday 18 August until Thursday August 23. The house will be open from 12pm until 4pm everyday. The maximum number of people allowed into the house at one time is 25. Admission is free.

The Titanic exhibition and walking tour will take place in Askeaton from Sunday August 19 to Sunday August 26. Admission is free and will grant members of the public a chance to see a vast collection of Titanic memorabilia and artifacts.

Budding young artists can learn about different types of art in Limerick City’s Collection and also make their own paintings. The event is free and is suitable for children from 4 up to 10 years of age. It will take place in Limerick City Gallery, Pery Square between 10.30 am and 12pm from Monday August 20 until Friday, August 24.

Finding out what’s happening around Limerick has been made even easier with the creation of a free iPhone and Android Heritage Week event App. The app enables users to search for events taking place during the week by location, date and category. It also allows users bookmark the events they want to attend, share events they are going to and invite friends along through a Facebook Event page.

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