Get ready to celebrate Fingal’s rich heritage during National Heritage Week 2023 from August 10th-20th. There are a wide range of events taking place in Fingal including walks, talks, tours, exhibitions and more. National Heritage Week, is a nine-day celebration of Ireland’s natural, built and cultural heritage and aims to promote awareness of our heritage, thereby encouraging its conservation and preservation.
A Heritage Council programme, National Heritage Week brings together communities, families, organisations, cultural institutions, academics and enthusiasts, This year’s theme celebrates ‘Living Heritage’ the practices, knowledge and skills that have been passed from one generation to the next and are still in use today.
For full details see www.heritageweek.ie
Link to a Fingal Events
Read our Press Release Celebrate Fingal’s Rich Heritage during National Heritage Week 2023
See some events and further details below.
People and Place - Then and Now
The Fingal programme begins early on August 10th as Mayor of Fingal Cllr Adrian Henchy launches the Fingal Heritage Network's People & Place-Then & Now photo exhibition in the Atrium, County Hall, Swords, at 6.30pm. The exhibition will continue in County Hall during office hours throughout Heritage Week.
Heritage Night 2023
An evening of short talks from members of Fingal's historical societies and heritage groups. From 'Guns or Golf-the War Office Attempt to have a Firing Range at Portmarnock' and a bilingual talk about Sinéad Ní Fhlannagáin DeValera to 'Fishermen and their Yawls' and 'The Most Abandoned Absentees and Public Sinners' there is something to interest everyone
Proceedings will be opened by Mayor of Fingal Cllr Adrian Henchy
BLAS, Fingal’s Food Heritage
BLAS, Fingal’s Food Heritage project will explore, record and share traditions, attitudes, beliefs, and practices that surround how we produce and consume food and introduce different food traditions to new audiences.
As part of the project, we’re gathering food memories, photos, and recipes from the community to share on a digital map celebrating food heritage as part of our social history.
We will officially launch our project at the Tasting the Past event in the Servant’s Quarters of Newbridge House, Donabate on Sunday August 20th from 12pm to 2pm. Join us for to learn more about the project and to share your food traditions and memories
Learn more here https://www.fingal.ie/blas-fingals-food-heritage