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12th Aug 2019

National Heritage Week is coming up and the kids won’t want to miss Wild Child Day

Anna Daly


Brought to you by The Heritage Council

We LOVE National Heritage Week.

It’s an entire week filled with so many fun and interesting events, and the best part? Loads of them are free.

National Heritage Week is back on Saturday, August 17, and this year, as with every year, there is a theme. The 2019 theme is Pastimes | Past Times. Our pastimes have been affected and influenced by hundreds of years of storytelling, craft, music, and sport. Now The Heritage Council is inviting people to celebrate all things hobby-related and to take a stroll through history and look at how our free time has evolved over the years.

A big part of National Heritage Week is Wild Child Day, which is happening on Wednesday 21 and it’s not a day that any curious kiddos out there will want to miss.

The Heritage Council is encouraging all children – and their parents – to dump the screens, get off the couch, and get outdoors. There will be OODLES of free events happening that day for little ones with all types of interests so you’re sure to find something that suits every one of the kids.

For any music fans, there will be a Here We Go Looby Loo! event in the Irish Traditional Music Archive, Dublin, that looks at Irish Traditional Music through the years. Or there’s a 1919 children’s football blitz in St Conleth’s Park, Newbridge for the football fans. There will be an evening of storytelling and song at Fort Dunree in Donegal, archery in The Irish National Heritage Park, Wexford, Characters & Costumes in the 1700s at Kevin Street Library, Dublin, a children’s craft workshop in Tourmakeady, Co. Mayo, a children’s historical treasure hunt at Michael Collins House in Cork, a children’s tour of Kilmainham Gaol, colouring in our past at Scoil Phádraig, Kildare, and loads, loads more.

No matter what your little one is into, you can be sure there will be so much going on to fascinate them (and loads happening for the parents too!).

Ireland has such a varied, rich history that there’s something for all ages and all interests to learn about and try out. It’s the perfect opportunity to organise a proper family day out where everyone gets to learn a bit about their country and heritage.

For a full list of all the activities happening over National Heritage Week, including all the things happening on Wild Child Day, head over to the National Heritage Week website.

So get looking, get booking, and get out there, everyone.

Brought to you by The Heritage Council