22nd – 30th August 2015
The theme of this year’s Heritage Week which runs from Saturday 22nd – Sun 30th August is “Ireland’s Industrial and Design Heritage”.
Local heritage groups have compiled a diverse range of talks and exhibitions throughout the county; Kilkenny’s military heritage is very well represented in the programme, and includes guided walks, and talks about the contribution that Kilkenny men and women made to both World Wars, and the War of Independence.
A new and improved Heritage Week website has been developed by the Heritage Council for 2015. One of the new features is a downloadable county event brochure. The Heritage Office of Kilkenny County Council will use and promote this new event guide in Kilkenny this year; to print off the guide for County Kilkenny visit http://.www.heritageweek.ie/useful-info/event-guides.
Heritage Week is co-ordinated in County Kilkenny by the Heritage Office of Kilkenny County Council, and nationally by the Heritage Council, in conjunction with the Department of Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht and is part of European Heritage Days, which is celebrated in 40 countries across Europe.