Meet the Normans and take part in a community archaeology dig in Trim, go wild in the woods at Balrath and Julianstown, learn about Navan’s industrial past, enjoy a falconry display on the Hill of Tara, remember Philip Clarke who died in the 1916 Rising, learn about Joseph Mary Plunkett and the Dunsany connection, experience living history displays at the Battle of Kells Medieval Fayre and at the Battle of the Boyne Site, enjoy a family fun day out at the annual Ladywell’s Fete in Slane or free admission to OPW sites. These are just some of the activities you can engage in during Heritage Week in Meath.
National Heritage Week 2016 takes place from Saturday 20th to Sunday 28th August and numerous organisations, local groups and individuals will be hosting events that celebrate the rich heritage of County Meath. As we reflect on the centenary of the rebellion of Easter 1916, we want to encourage everyone to connect with their history and heritage and celebrate the relationship between people and place. With over 80 events taking place throughout the county including walks, talks, exhibitions, family fun days and living history displays there is literally something for everyone. Most of these events are free and many are suitable for children. It’s a great opportunity to get out, explore and enjoy your local area.
For full details of all events taking place in Meath throughout the week pick up your County Meath Heritage Week Event Guide from your local library, Council Office, Heritage Centre or Tourist Office or online at www.meathcoco.ie/heritage or www.heritageweek.ie. Please also view the brochure of events available here to download.
National Heritage Week is part of European Heritage Days, a joint initiative of the Council of Europe and the European Union. Heritage Week is co-ordinated by the Heritage Council in conjunction with the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht with support from the Office of Public Works and Fáilte Ireland.