The Heritage Council coordinates National Heritage Week with support from the Department of Arts, Heritage and The Gaeltacht, as well as Local Government & Failte Ireland.
The aim of National Heritage Week is to build awareness and education about our heritage thereby encouraging its conservation and preservation.
Each year many national and hundreds of local community organisations participate by organising events throughout the country. Many of the events that take place during the week are free and the programme highlights the abundance of great work that is carried out in all communities in Ireland to preserve and promote our natural, built and cultural heritage.
More information about the events organised and where they are held can be found