Throughout county Galway plans are being finalised for National Heritage Week 2017 being held between the 19th to 27th August 2017. Events are being organised by heritage enthusiasts, historians, local organisations, community groups and interested individuals to make this year’s heritage week one of the biggest events for many years.
National Heritage Week is a fantastic opportunity for people to see, learn and discover more about their local environment and for volunteers to present their work, which they have done throughout the year to help preserve and promote Galway’s natural, built and cultural heritage.
Events hosted throughout Galway are quite diverse in subject and most are organised by local communities lending great authenticity and variety to the events. The types of events held include medieval fairs, night-time bat walks, wildlife walks and lectures, traditional music sessions, storytelling, historical re-enactments, and local history walks and talks and maritime and coastal events. In addition many heritage sites and historic properties will offer free admission or special concessions.