What’s Your Leitrim Heritage? Consultation

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What’s Your Leitrim Heritage?

What aspects of Leitrim’s Heritage do you value and want to see celebrated and conserved?

Our heritage is all around us and includes cultural traditions, language, music, the natural environment, waterways, buildings, historic towns, archaeology and much more.

Leitrim County Council wants to know What’s Your Leitrim Heritage?

What's Your Leitrim Heritage? Consultation PosterThe information gathered in the survey will feed into the new Leitrim Heritage Plan, which will set out the priority Heritage actions in Leitrim to be implemented over the next five years. 

To find out more about the heritage plan or simply get advice on making a submission, the Heritage Office will host 3 drop-in sessions at libraries on the following dates and all are welcome:

Manorhamilton   – Tues 19 March          4-7 pm

Carrick on Shannon  – Wed 20 March    3-6 pm

Ballinamore         – Thurs 21 March        3-6 pm

Have your say by visiting www.leitrimheritage.ie to complete the survey.

Events for Heritage Week

You might be interested in hosting an event for Heritage Week 2019, which takes place from 17-25 August 2019.

Hundreds of event organisers in national institutions and local community organisations will organise National Heritage Week events throughout the country. Coordinated by the Heritage Council, National Heritage Week is Ireland’s most popular cultural event and this year over 450,000 people are expected to participate in over 2,000 heritage events. It is part of European Heritage Days which promote Europe’s common cultural heritage. In 2019, take a stroll through history and discover how our free time has evolved in often fascinating ways. Our pastimes today have been shaped by hundreds of years of storytelling, craft, sport and music. Trace the story from fireside audiences thrilled by ancient epics to online communities bonding over boxsets. See how traditional crafts are growing in popularity as a new generation discovers the joy of hand-making. Explore hurling’s long journey from Cú Chulainn to Croke Park. Learn how our modern music festivals have nothing on the hedonism of Donnybrook Fair in the 1800s! During Heritage Week everyone will have the chance to connect with their heritage; to enjoy, appreciate and share it.

Want to get involved as an event organiser? It’s as easy as 1,2,3.

  1. Choose your event from the lists below or think of your own event idea!
  2. Visit heritageweek.ie to learn about planning and promoting your event.
  3. Register your event at heritageweek.ie from 1 May 2019.

Here are some ideas to get you started…Click on the images to access the files.



Cover of 100 Ideas for Heritage Week

100 Moladh d'Imeachtai 2019

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