As part of Heritage Week 2019 there will be Lecture & Launch: “The Workhouses of County Tipperary: A Snapshot of the 12 workhouses of County Tipperary” on Monday the 19th of August at 3pm in Nenagh Library. This is a free event and all are welcome. See poster for full details.
The Irish workhouse Centre: “During Heritage Week we will be launching booklets in our six neighbouring counties of Clare, Tipperary, Offaly, Westmeath, Roscommon, and Mayo. One hundred copies of each publication will be sold, with 100% of the proceeds going to specific charities/organisations in each county”.
National Heritage Week celebrates all things heritage related. It brings together communities and cultural institutions, academics and enthusiasts, to build awareness about the value of heritage and support its conservation. Each year, during the last week of August, many national and hundreds of local community organisations participate by organising events throughout the country.
National Heritage Week is part of European Heritage Days. These are a joint initiative of the Council of Europe and the European Union in which over forty countries participate each year. The main aim of European Heritage Days are to promote awareness of our built, natural and cultural heritage and to promote Europe’s common cultural heritage. Every year millions of Europeans visit historical monuments and sites throughout Europe on European Heritage Days. In Ireland we celebrate European Heritage Days with a full week of events throughout National Heritage Week.
The Heritage Council assumed the role of coordinator of National Heritage Week from the Department of the Environment, Heritage & Local Government in 2005.