Thursday, August 16, 2012

Heritage Week 18th - 26th

So Heritage Week starts on the 18th.  It's a bit of a misnomer because it's actually 9 days of activities but I suppose we'll let them off.  There is quite literally too many events, even limiting ourselves to Dublin and county to mention them all.  However, the website is great and easy to use: you can search by a whole range of types of events to narrow it down.  One thing to remember, a lot of things are on in the day time and family friendly, so it's ideal if you need last minute activities before the kids go back to school.  There really is something for everyone here.  I've picked out a couple of notable things below.

I did a random Fingal search and found an interesting looking talk in Blanchardstown Library on 25th August (sadly, in the afternoon) on the Phoenix Park Assassinations And Trial Of Invincibles 1882 - 1883.

If you've any interest in Glasnevin cemetery, they'll be doing tours during Heritage week.  They're normally only a fiver but free next week and well worth doing.  I did one last year during Heritage week and it was fascinating.

The Royal Hospital in Kilmainham is doing a range of guided tours of the building inside and out every day during Heritage Week.  Even if IMMA's not your thing,just seeing inside this building is a treat on its own.

Dublin Castle is the venue for a talk entitled "A Very Dublin Death: The Plague In Ireland, 1348-1400" on 24th and that is on at 18:15.

Everything appears to be free, though some things will require booking.


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