Change of emphasis for National Heritage Week 2020

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The Heritage Council has just launched the 2020 National Heritage Week which takes place from 15th – 23rd August with a callout for project ideas.

With the current restrictions in place the emphasis this year is on creating projects, rather than events.

To find out more CLICK HERE

The Leitrim Swift Survey Needs Your Help

The Leitrim Swift Survey is under way and we are getting brilliant results across the County.

If you would like to get involved in the survey please contact Ricky Whelan of BirdWatch Ireland (email:

Please see the link below for more information, an introduction video and to view the Saving Swifts publication:


Help record Ireland’s hedgehogs

NUI Galway researchers and the National Biodiversity Data Centre are collaborating on an Irish Hedgehog Survey and they are looking for your help.  There are two elements to this survey. They are asking you to submit sightings of hedgehogs to a dedicated recording page on the NBDC website. The second element of the survey will take place during the summer where volunteers can conduct a survey for the presence of hedgehogs in their garden using their own camera or a footprint tunnel which they can make themselves at home.  For details on this go to

 Dig it Kids Summer Camp

Dig it Kids have been providing fun hands-on learning for young primary school children for 10 years and are running an online summer camp this summer. The camp runs for 2 hours each morning, Tuesdays to Fridays started 7th and 14th July, and has a different history theme each day. Children make a historical craft, guided step by step through the process. History is absorbed through fun quizzes, online chats, and by listening to some legendary storytelling and lot of giggles – all designed to bring history alive and be very engaging. For more information and prices please visit


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