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Thursday 30 November 2023 Dublin: 1°C

# Heritage Week

This year
'Grave concern' for Ireland's national heritage sites as vandalism is on the rise
A report by
Jamie McCarron
Significant monuments that have been targeted this year include the Glendalough Deerstone and Tara’s Stone of Destiny.
Many sites have been targeted, including perhaps the country's most famous stone: the Lia Fáil at the Hill of Tara.
Illegal metal detecting, damage to stone structures and instances of graffiti are all increasing.
A ghostly Famine-era village and a Pirate Queen castle: Put Achill on your 'to-do' list
One for the weekend: A trip around the historic Beara peninsula
All time
From dark skies to Dublin's lost prisons: Sixteen events to check out this National Heritage Week
The annual heritage week takes a hybrid approach this year, with events in-person and online.
From dinosaurs to warrior scarecrows: 16 intriguing events to check out this National Heritage Week
There’s plenty of fun to be had and unusual sights to see as the annual heritage week kicks off.
Archaeologists discover historic remains of two people during community dig in Waterford
The remains, found in Gallows Hill in Dungarvan, are believed to date from the 17th Century.
8 totally free events for kids during Heritage Week 2018 - from treasure hunts to stargazing
Keep the kids entertained without blowing your back-to-school budget.
How a desolate patch of Ireland was used to teach people to farm during the famine
The farm taught hundreds of Irishmen to be self-sustaining during the worst of the Great Famine.
Why was this medieval Roscommon village abandoned centuries ago?
Heritage Week kicks off today, and a talk in Kilkenny on the abandoned medieval village of Rindoon is just one great example of what’s on.
Get out and about with our guide to the best of Heritage Week
We’ve got a great round-up of events taking place around the country.
Fancy joining an archaeological dig? Check out some of our favourite heritage events
Ireland’s canals, mines, breweries, potteries and cotton mills tell us much about our heritage. Let’s celebrate them.
Check out these beautiful photos of Irish families enjoying our heritage
Not a bad old country.
Heritage Week: Here's how to kick off your weekend
In this special edition of our Heritage Ireland series, Neil Jackman takes his pick of Heritage Week events and fun…
17 great things you can still do during National Heritage Week
It’s almost over but National Heritage Week runs until Sunday and there are still loads of great things you can do in the coming days.
Baby jousting and bog mini-monsters: It's Heritage Week
Free events around the country have been introducing every age to the hidden treasures in their locality.
Hidden Ireland: Heritage Week and the treasures of Waterford
As part of the Hidden Ireland series, Neil Jackman focuses on the historical gems of Waterford – and what you can see in Heritage Week, kicking off today!
PHOTOS: Somewhere you don't often get to see: The Freemasons' Hall in Dublin
It’s right in the heart of Dublin’s city centre but few people have been inside the Freemasons’ Grand Lodge of Ireland. Here’s what it’s like inside.
National Heritage Week: What's on today?
A record 1,550 events will take place over the next week to celebrate Ireland’s national heritage.
National Heritage Week kicks off today with 1,550 events
A record number of events will take place over the next week to celebrate Ireland’s national heritage.
Newgrange is Ireland's favourite heritage site
Meath site pips the Cliffs of Moher and Glendalough as the nation’s favourite site, as National Heritage week kicks off on Saturday.
Hundreds of events to take place before Heritage Week ends
We’ve got a county-by-county round up of the best events taking place this weekend to celebrate Irish culture and history.
Over 1,400 events planned nationwide for National Heritage Week
The nine-day festival kicked off on Saturday, with events across the country including at least 200 in Dublin alone.