Plenty to do in Limerick during Heritage Week 

Norma Prendiville

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Norma Prendiville

Plenty to do in Limerick during Heritage Week 

The De Valera Museum in Bruree will host a number of events during Heritage Week

THERE is a huge and varied range of activities to choose from during Heritage Week in Limerick, which runs from August 20.

For those with an active bent, there is the chance to take part in the Ballyhoura Walking Festival on August 21 and 22 or instead to tread the boardwalk of Griston Bog in Ballylanders on August 24.

Or in a combination of walking and music, you could try Pedal Power, an historic trail of churches and organs in Limerick city on August 24,25 and 27.

There are other tours to be tasted, from heritage centres at Lough Gur, Bruff, Arade and Castleconnell or you could drop in on Johnny Brennan’s Rugby Memorabilia at 43 Parnell Square. And the Medieval Marvels of Kilmallock can be enjoyed via an app every day of the week.

Bruree offers Fairytales and Storytelling on August 21, A night at the Museum on August 24 a chance to visit De Valera’s old home on August 28.

And the Desmond Hall in Newcastle West will hold a battle re-enactment on August 20 and a Pipe and Concertina Recital on August 21.

A medieval wattle and daub house will be built in the course of the week in the grounds of the Hunt Museum and this can be visited on August 23, 25 and 26 concluding with a big Family Fun Day on August 27. Boat tours will also run from the Museum.

A History of Limerick in Song should draw crowds to the City Hall on August 25 while City Hall will also host A History of Limerick’s Bacon and Clothing Industries on August 23 and a workshop and lecture on lacemaking on August 26.

The Bring Your Limericks to Limerick competition will take place in the Savoy Hotel on August 27 while UL will host Attics to Archives, a workshop on basic archival techniques for preserving and sharing your family's documentary history, such as photographs, diaries and letters.

Other events include boat tours on the Shannon from Merchants’ Quay, tours of Mount St Lawrence Cemetery, a Biscuit Tin Lid competition and a chance to visit the ILEN boatmaking workshop at the former Krups Factory at Roxborough.

A full list of events is available on www.heritageweek.ie or for further information low call 1850 200878.